Ole Red is a new brand under the Ryman Hospitality umbrella, in which they have partnered with Blake Shelton. DF Chase had the pleasure of working with the Ryman team to bring this particular vision to reality. Ole Red is a restaurant, bar and music venue with several locations from Oklahoma to Tennessee. DF Chase has now been contracted by the client to build a new location “Ole Red Orlando”.
D.F. Chase was selected as the contractor to convert a nine-story office building into a 144-room destination hotel in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. The value of the project is over $20 million. The existing structure is concrete pan-joist construction. The addition is structural steel, and includes a rooftop amenity level with street-level restaurant and bar access to the historic Printer’s Alley.
D.F. Chase, Inc. was selected to build the new Holiday Inn in downtown Nashville adjacent to the Music City Center. The hotel rises 15 stories and includes 230 guestrooms. This hotel includes amenities at the bottom floors including a signature restaurant and a pool, bar, and conference rooms on upper floors. The project includes subgrade and above grade concrete structure parking for 150 cars. The exterior cladding of the hotel is composite metal panels with window wall.
Ryman Hospitality Properties announces plans for a $90 million water park at Gaylord Opryland Resort. The proposed SoundWaves project will include 111,000 square feet of upscale indoor water attractions and activities over three levels, and another 106,000 square feet of outdoor water amenities. The indoor attractions will be enclosed under a soaring atrium and surrounded by lush, tropical landscaping. The lower level of the indoor section of the attraction has been set to include a rapid river, lazy river, an activity lagoon with rock climbing and pool basketball, and waterfalls.Many other areas have been planned indoors, including a sun deck, restaurant, and an adult-only level with a pool. Outdoors, guests will experience a wave pool surrounded by cabanas and a movie screen.Ryman Hospitality Properties are describing SoundWaves as a “luxury indoor/outdoor water experience.”
The Gaylord Texan Expansion is the newest development at the sprawling Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. At over 347,000 square feet, the expansion project will add 303 luxury guestrooms and suites, and 150,000 square feet of new meeting rooms and ballroom space. Situated between the existing hotel entry and parking garage, the project posed logistical challenges that required thoughtful planning, constant coordination with the property management, and effective execution to make the project a success for all stakeholders.
D.F. Chase recently completed a renovation of 1,400 guestrooms, corridors, and two exhibit halls for the Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, Florida. The renovations included new carpet, new vinyl wall covering, repainting, new light fixtures, tile restoration, and bathtub restoration. In addition, D.F. Chase added an adult pool, children's pool with 45' tall, multi-level play structure, four water slides, a tiki bar, 16,000 square foot sports bar, an event lawn with character stage, and towel and sundries building. D.F. Chase also completed a new 1,000 space concrete parking structure on the resort grounds.
This project consisted of the renovation of an existing 5,000 square foot presidential suite into a 2,500 square foot updated presidential suite (Delta Presidential Suite) and three additional suites (Garden Presidential Suite, Porter Wagoner Suite, and Cascades Presidential Suite). The Delta Presidential Suite features a peninsula fireplace, fitness room, and a custom silver-leafed wall element. Construction was completed in eleven weeks in an occupied area of the hotel, on schedule, and under budget. There were eight other presidential suites with similar scopes of work that were completed in the same time period.
DELTA PRESIDENTIAL SUITE
GARDEN PRESIDENTIAL SUITE
CASCADES PRESIDENTIAL SUITE
PORTER WAGONER SUITE
D.F. Chase was awarded a contract with Gaylord Texan to complete the renovation of nine existing presidential suites. There were three circular three-bay suites, four panoramic four- bay suites, and two grand presidential six-bay suites. The scope was a complete gut and rebuild.
This sports bar is a two-story building that has approximately 14,500 square feet of conditioned floor space and approximately 2,750 square feet of unconditioned floor space. The structure consists of a structural steel frame with a gabled structural steel roof frame. It has a shallow concrete foundation, concrete slab-on-grade, and elevated concrete slab on metal deck at the second level. The roofing system is red clay tile to match the existing architecture. The building skin consists of metal stud framing with an exterior finish of EIFS. There are multiple storefront and Nanawall systems for entry. Interior finishes match Gaylord's standards in terms of quality. The design incorporates two hydraulic elevator systems. There are four total restrooms with three fixtures each. The HVAC system utilizes the existing building chiller system with one added air handler to condition the space. The structure is completely sprinkled. The primary electrical service is derived from existing building power. Electrical fixtures and devices were selected to meet requirements for intended use of the building. The split main screen is 40' x 20' tall with an additional 90 TV's placed throughout the space.
D.F. Chase renovated 718 guest rooms and associated corridors at the Renaissance Hotel in Orlando, Florida. In addition to the typical challenges of renovating occupied hotels, such as sequencing multiple trades in tight quarters, coordinating daily deliveries offurnishings, fixtures, and equipment, and helping maintain guest satisfaction, the owner requested completion in 61 days. The schedule was aggressive, but successful, and the hotel remained in operation while the guestrooms were renovated.