SEC FORM 3 SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Merchant Fazal F

(Last) (First) (Middle)
705 VIA DEL MONTE

(Street)
PALOS VERDES ESTATES CA 90274

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
11/30/2017
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. [ RHP ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Common Stock 0 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
Remarks:
Scott J. Lynn, attorney-in-fact for Fazal F. Merchant 12/04/2017
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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LIMITED POWER OF ATTORNEY FOR
SECTION 16 REPORTING OBLIGATIONS


	Know all by these presents, that the undersigned's hereby makes, constitutes
and appoints Scott Lynn, Colin Reed, and Mark Fioravanti, each acting
individually, as the undersigned's true and lawful attorney-in-fact, with full
power and authority as hereinafter described on behalf of and in the name, place
and stead of the undersigned to:

(1)	prepare, execute, acknowledge, deliver and file Forms 3, 4, and 5 (including
any amendments thereto) with respect to the securities of Ryman Hospitality
Properties, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the "Company"), with the United States
Securities and Exchange Commission, any national securities exchanges and the
Company, as considered necessary or advisable under Section 16(a) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules and regulations promulgated
thereunder, as amended from time to time (the "Exchange Act");

(2)	seek or obtain, as the undersigned's representative and on the undersigned's
behalf, information on transactions in the Company's securities from any third
party, including brokers, employee benefit plan administrators and trustees, and
the undersigned hereby authorizes any such person to release
 any such
information to the undersigned and approves and ratifies any such release of
information; and

(3)	perform any and all other acts which in the discretion of such
attorney-in-fact are necessary or desirable for and on behalf of the undersigned
in connection with the foregoing.

The undersigned acknowledges that:

(1)	this Power of Attorney authorizes, but does not require, such
attorney-in-fact to act in their discretion on information provided to such
attorney-in-fact without independent verification of such information;

(2)	any documents prepared and/or executed by such attorney-in-fact on behalf of
the undersigned pursuant to this Power of Attorney will be in such form and will
contain such information and disclosure as such attorney-in-fact, in his or her
discretion, deems necessary or desirable;

(3)	neither the Company nor such attorney-in-fact assumes (i) any liability for
the undersigned's responsibility to comply with the requirement of the Exchange
Act, (ii) any liability of the undersigned for any failure to comply with such
requirements, or (iii) any obligation or liability of the undersigned for profit
disgorgement under Section 16(b) of the Exchange Act; and

(4)	this Power of Attorney does not relieve the undersigned from responsibility
for compliance with the undersigned's obligations under the Exchange Act,
including without limitation the reporting requirements under Section 16 of the
Exchange Act.

	The undersigned hereby gives and grants the foregoing attorney-in-fact full
power and authority to do and perform all and every act and thing whatsoever
requisite, necessary or appropriate to be done in and about the foregoing
matters as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could
do if present, hereby ratifying all that such attorney-in-fact of, for and on
behalf of the undersigned, shall lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue of
this Limited Power of Attorney.

	This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect until revoked by
the undersigned in a signed writing delivered to such attorney-in-fact.

	IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney to be
executed as of this 9th day of November, 2017.




                                                
                                         /s/ Fazal F. Merchant
                                         Signature


                                                
                                         Fazal F. Merchant
                                         Print Name



STATE OF TENNESSEE			
				
COUNTY OF DAVIDSON		        



	On this 9th day of November, 2017, Fazal F. Merchant personally appeared before
me, and acknowledged that he executed the foregoing instrument for the purposes
therein contained.

	IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and official seal.


                                          /s/ Caroline C. Jones      
                                         _________________________________
                                         Notary Public


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