By Will Soutter
White Lodging has commenced construction of the 255-room Hyatt Place in Downtown Nashville. The construction is expected to be completed by 2013. The hotel will be owned by Host Hotels & Resorts and developed and managed by White Lodging.
The hotel, which has been designed by PFVS Architects, will consist of 13 stories over an area of 3,600 sq. ft. for meeting space and a garage with a capacity of 175 cars. The 24-hr lobby of the hotel will feature its signature options for food and beverage, a complete bar, coffee and spirits. The site of the hotel housed Rock City Machine formerly. The hotel will complement the upcoming convention centre that is scheduled to be opened in 2013 and is located close to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the city’s business district and major music venues on Broadway.
The hotel is also close to the Bridgestone Arena, the Vanderbilt University and the West End District. All the 255 rooms in the hotel are 20% larger than regular hotel rooms and are equipped with a mini fridge, free Wi-Fi and a 42” flat screen TV. All the rooms will be decorated in Hyatt’s classic signature décor.
White Lodging is planning to inaugurate its 160th hotel in Salt Lake City during October of this year and further intends to add more than 50 properties to its portfolio by 2015. Hyatt Place brand of hotels can be found in more than 160 locations across the US and has more upcoming developments in Latin America, China, Middle East, China and Europe.