NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Gaylord Opryland is asking the city to help pay for flood repairs at its $1 billion hotel.
About 800,000 square feet of Opryland's 4 million square feet of space was damaged in the flood, including more than 100 guest rooms.
A local newspaper reports Gaylord has asked Mayor Karl Dean to support its request to redirect a 1 percent portion of the city's hotel tax that was being held in reserve for a proposed expansion of the hotel.
Dean spokeswoman Janel Lacy said the mayor is reviewing Gaylord's request, which would need Metro Council approval.
Also, Gaylord CEO Colin Reed said he will meet with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials Wednesday to discuss whether inaccurate information about flood levels led to some of the damage at the hotel and Grand Old Opry.
Hotel executives said they will also ask about dam releases from Old Hickory that pushed the Cumberland River to flood stage.
They will discuss who should pay to raise the height of the levees that are supposed to protect the property.
The company also wants to know whether there are grounds for legal claims against the Corps or other government agencies for their actions. Gaylord executives said its levees were "accredited" by FEMA. A spokesman for the Corps said it was a private levee that broke, and they do not traditionally work on those.
Last month's flooding forced the resort to close its doors for at least six months which is costing more than a 1,000 people their jobs.