Hyatt Place Nashville/Downtown Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony
MERRILLVILLE, Ind.— White Lodging and Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony of the new 255-room Hyatt Place hotel in downtown Nashville, slated to open in late 2013. The hotel will be owned by affiliates of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. and White Lodging and is the first new construction, select service venture for Host. READER COMMENTS
The ceremony was held adjacent to the construction site, and was attended by representatives from the city, including the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, Convention Center Authority, Nashville Downtown Partnership, and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.
"White Lodging has proven themselves to be excellent developers and successful operators and we are pleased to be partnering with them on this exciting new project," said Timothy Marvin, managing director, Americas acquisitions, Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., in an announcement. "We are also confident in the Hyatt Place brand and believe it will be a very successful project."
Hyatt Place Nashville/Downtown will be constructed on the former site of Rock City Machine Co, and will be developed and managed by White Lodging. The 13-story hotel is designed by PFVS Architects, and will include 3,600 square feet of meeting space and a 175-space parking garage. The hotel's lobby will include the Hyatt Place brand's signature food and beverage options, including The Gallery, a full bar serving wine, beer, spirits, and coffee open 24 hours and a new complimentary hot breakfast, known as the a.m. Kitchen Skillet, featuring signature breakfast sandwiches and other offerings.
Hyatt Place Nashville/Downtown is White Lodging's second hotel in Nashville and will complement the construction of the Music City Center, Nashville's new convention center scheduled to open in 2013 on 19 acres in Nashville's downtown area, just one block from the hotel.
"With all of the current growth in downtown Nashville, the Hyatt Place is the perfect brand to meet the needs of both business and leisure travelers in this market," said Brett Lasher, vice president of real estate and development for Hyatt Hotels & Resorts. "We're excited this project involves two of the most well-respected developers and investors in the hospitality industry as we continue to expand our relationship with the top names in lodging across both Hyatt select service brands."
All 255 suites include separate sitting and sleeping areas, a mini fridge, 42-inch flat screen TV, and free Wi-Fi.