More than 700 people representing Volkswagen’s dealer network in the United States are expected to travel from Atlanta to Chattanooga via newly redone Jetta compact sedans later this fall. The group had planned to start the convoy in Nashville, but the early May floods, and damage to the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, derailed those plans.
Flood damage at Nashville’s Opryland Hotel has cost Music City another business gathering.
VW will hold its initial meetings with dealers in Atlanta before taking its tour on the road. While in Chattanooga on Sept. 23, dealers will check out progress on VW’s $1 billion assembly plant.
Jenny Steuber of the Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau said the Opryland Hotel is closed for refurbishing and isn’t slated to reopen until Nov. 15. She said some conventions moved to different locations in Nashville after the May flood, while a share have shifted to other cities.
- The Tennessean