DEVELOPMENTS AND RENOVATIONS
See below for some of the most recent openings and what's to come in Music City.
Last updated: August 2018. Contact email@example.com for latest statistics.
- 113 new restaurants/bars opened in 2017, up from 90 in 2016 and 53 in 2015.
- In 2017, 9 hotels opened with 1,219 rooms.
- In 2018, 17 hotels are scheduled to open with 2,738 rooms.
- We currently have 14,615 rooms in all phases of the pipeline (under construction, planning, and prospect).
- 5,962 rooms are currently under construction, and 3,690 of those are downtown.
Recent Hotel Openings
JW Marriott (opened July 2018)
201 8th Avenue South
JW Marriott Nashville opened in July 2018. The 35-story tower rises to be one of the tallest points in the city. In addition to offering 533 guest rooms, the full-service hotel has 50,000 square feet of meeting space, two full-service dining options, a roof top bar, state-of-the-art spa and exercise facility, as well as an executive lounge.
Bobby Hotel (opened April 2018)
230 4th Avenue North
Bobby Hotel is a 144-room boutique hotel in the Wells Fargo Plaza on 4th Avenue North.
Fairlane Hotel (opened March 2018)
401 Union Street
Fairlane Hotel, an 81-room boutique hotel, is now open on the corner of 4th Avenue and Union Street downtown.
Cambria Suites (opened January 2018)
118 8th Avenue South
Located near the Music City Center, the Cambria Suites, a 255-room limited-service hotel, is now open.
Noelle (opened December 2017)
200 4th Avenue North
Noelle, a new independent brand from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., is a 224-room full-service hotel with a restaurant, rooftop bar, local shop, and speakeasy.
Holston House - Unbound Collection by Hyatt (opened December 2017)
118 7th Avenue North
The Unbound Collection by Hyatt is a full-service property with 191 rooms.
Kimpton Aertson Hotel (opened June 2017)
Kimpton, an upscale brand affiliated with the nation’s largest chain of boutique hotels, opened in Nashville’s Midtown neighborhood in June 2017. The hotel anchors a $100 million mixed-used project called Buckingham Midtown development. The full-service hotel includes 180 rooms, a restaurant and bar, 6,500 square feet of meeting and event space, a pool, and 630 parking spaces.
21c Museum Hotel (opened in May 2017)
221 2nd Avenue North
21c Museum Hotel, the 124-room boutique hotel and contemporary art museum, is housed in downtown’s historic 222 Building. The 1890s-era building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and will continue to help bring revitalization through contemporary art to the downtown core.
Hayes Street Hotel (opened in April 2017)
1909 Hayes Street
Hayes Street Hotel is a limited-service, 105-room boutique hotel located one block from Broadway.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Nashville MetroCenter (opened March 2017)
100 French Landing Drive
The 80-room property is located in the MetroCenter Business Park, 11 miles from the Nashville International Airport and five minutes from downtown.
Germantown Inn (opened December 2016)
1218 6th Avenue North
A historic home from the 1870’s has been renovated and transformed into the Germantown Inn, a 6-room boutique hotel that is now open.
Thompson Nashville (opened October 2016)
401 11th Avenue South
The 224-room lifestyle luxury Thompson Nashville sits on .64 acres on what had been a gravel parking lot. Rising 12 stories, the hotel shares the block home to The Station Inn and The 404 Hotel. The hotel features Chef John Besh’s Marsh House, the L.A. Jackson rooftop bar, retail space and a venue open to the public that can also be used as private event space.
Westin Nashville Hotel (opened October 2016)
807 Clark Place
The 27-story, 500,000-square-foot Westin Nashville Hotel is located in SoBro on the northwest segment of the Music City Center roundabout. The hotel is full service with 453 rooms and includes a 6,000-square-foot spa, Oak Steakhouse, L27 Rooftop Bar & Lounge, a rooftop pool, and 200+ parking spaces.
SoBro Guest House (opened September 2016)
310 Peabody Street
The SoBro Guesthouse is an apartment building that was converted into a 24-room guest house in the area South of Broadway.
506 Lofts (opened spring 2016)
506 Church Street
506 lofts is resetting traveler's expectations about what it means to stay in a vacation rental. Five lofts make up 506 Lofts and the owners have left no detail to chance. From custom furniture by local craftsmen to commissioned art pieces, the owners have taken painstaking efforts to restore this over 135-year-old building by mixing in modern elements to the historic charm.
New Future Hotel Developments
Under Construction (listed in order of projected open date)
Residence Inn Opryland
2500 Music Valley Drive
The 123-room limited-service Residence Inn Opryland is expected to open in 2018 in the Music Valley neighborhood of Nashville.
Fairfield Inn Airport
511 Royal Parkway
Located by the Nashville International Airport, Fairfield Inn Airport is expected to open in 2018. The limited-service hotel will have 104 rooms.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Goodlettsville
251 Northcreek Blvd
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Goodlettsville is expected to open fall 2018, with 97 rooms.
Tri-brand Marriott (AC Hotel, SpringHill Suites, and a Residence Inn by Marriott)
410 5th Avenue South
Atlanta-based North Point Hospitality Group has started work on the tri-branded Marriott hotel in SoBro. The 19-story hotel will have 470 rooms overall with a 209-unit AC Hotel, a 136-unit Residence Inn, and a 125-unit SpringHill Suites by Marriott. Valet parking will be on floors two through five and include 444 parking spaces. The project will cost $120 million and is expected to open in 2018.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
415 4th Avenue South
The full-service Holiday Inn is expected to have 230 rooms and open in late 2018.
Hilton Green Hills & Residence Inn
3801 & 3813 Cleghorn Avenue
The 146,900-square-foot Hilton and 90,110-square-foot Residence Inn in Green Hills are expected to open in 2018. They are also planning for office and retail spaces, as well as an eight-level parking garage with over 550 spaces.
210 4th Avenue North
The six-story, 169-room Dream Nashville Hotel is planned for Printer’s Alley and is projected to open in 2018. The building was formerly a hotel in 1891 and developers plan on preserving and incorporating the original trim and mold, ornate overhead light fixtures, and rare Tennessee pink marble into the hotel design. The full-service hotel will embrace the past and revitalize the area with new options for locals, business travelers, and tourists to enjoy.
Hampton Inn & Suites Goodlettsville
860 Conference Drive
The Candlewood Suites Goodlettsville limited-service hotel is expected to open in 2018 with 92 rooms.
110 3rd Avenue South
A 152-room Moxy Hotel by Marriott is planned to open in early 2019. Moxy is a contemporary lifestyle brand of boutique hotels that strives to appeal to budget-saavy, millennial travelers.
MOXY Hillsboro Village
1911 Belcourt Avenue
This limited-service hotel will have 130 rooms with an anticipated opening in spring of 2019.
425 5th Avenue South
This 217-room, full-service hotel is projected to open in 2019.
Wingate by Wyndham
One Century Boulevard
The Wingate by Wyndham 123-room, limited-service property is expected to open in 2019.
Virgin Hotels Nashville
1 Music Row (1 Music Square West)
Virgin Hotel, a lifestyle hotel brand by billionaire British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, will be a 14-story hotel and will include 260 hotel rooms, a hybrid bar/lounge, a laid-back study, a restaurant designed to have the feel of a membership club without the fees, an entertainment venue, and a veranda with views of the city. The property is expected to open in 2019.
10th Avenue & Broadway
With 591 rooms, this full-service Hyatt Regency is set to open in 2020.
The Joseph Luxury Collection
401 4th Avenue South
The Joseph Luxury Collection is planning for its first Nashville location. The Joseph Nashville will be a 21-story, 300-room luxury hotel in the SoBro neighborhood. Ohio-based developers plan to open in early 2021.
Announced (listed in order of projected open date)
2000 West End Avenue
This full-service hotel is expected to have 203 rooms, and open in late 2019.
Embassy Suites/Hilton Curio
Hilton is looking to open a branch of their high-end Curio collection in Nashville’s Midtown. The Embassy Suites is expected to have 506 rooms, and the Hilton Curio will be a boutique hotel with 215 rooms. Expected to open mid-2020.
414 12th Avenue South
The W Hotel will be part of a 16-story, mixed-use project planned for the Gulch. The hotel will have approximately 350 guestrooms, as well as a restaurant, a pool deck, and meeting and event spaces. It is expected to open in 2020.
High-end Hotel (to be named)
151 1st Avenue South
A full-service, high-end hotel plans to open at 151 1st Avenue South, with 232 rooms.
1218 6th Avenue N
The germantown inn, an historic two-story Federal-style house in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood that was reimagined into a six-suite boutique inn in December 2016, has announced approval for construction to begin on the Carriage House. The 2,000-square-foot addition will encompass two stories and four additional suites, nearly doubling the capacity of Germantown’s only hotel in the neighborhood. The Carriage House is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2018.
Renaissance Nashville Hotel
611 Commerce Street
The commons area at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel is undergoing major upgrades, set to begin spring 2018.
1808 West End Avenue
The Hutton Hotel completed renovations in December 2017 that upgraded its guest rooms, suites, and lobby. Renovations also included the creation of Analog, a 5,000 square foot music venue, in addition to writer's creative spaces. The hotel unveiled a new restaurant, WestEnd Kitchen & Bar, offering an innovative take on traditional Southern cuisine.
301 Union Street
The Hotel Indigo Downtown Nashville completed an expansion that provided an additional 30 guest rooms, for a total of 160. The next phase in the renovation will be upgrades to exterior and canopy.
Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown
623 Union Street
The Sheraton Nashville Downtown's extensive renovation catapults the property into the brand's prestigious "Grand" category, one of just five in the United States with this distinction. The $35 million renovation includes all-new spacious guestrooms, 30,000-square-feet of expanded meeting space, a remodeled fitness center, and diverse new culinary offerings. The hotel also has a penthouse event space, Skye, overlooking Music City.
Union Station Hotel
The Union Station Hotel completed a full renovation in October 2016—including the guest rooms, events space, and public area. The hotel bar and restaurant have been relocated to a more prominent location in the lobby, and the lobby has been transformed into a gathering space with updated furnishings, communal tables, and lighting.
Gaylord Opryland Resort
2800 Opryland Drive
Gaylord Opryland renovated 483 guest rooms in the Garden Conservatory area of the resort, as well as several meeting rooms and a ballroom, with the renovation valued at $16 million. A total of 18 total meeting rooms were also renovated, including the Hermitage meeting rooms, Cheekwood meeting rooms, and Governor’s chambers.
Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville/Airport
583 Donelson Pike
The Hampton Inn & Suites Nashville Airport recently renovated much of the property, including the roof skyline, exterior, public spaces, guest rooms, and more.
Nashville International Airport
One Terminal Drive Suite 501
The Nashville International Airport is preparing for the projected continued growth of Nashville by expanding its facilities. The first step is to add a 115,000-square-foot Concourse D and expand terminal wings. This will include 6 new domestic aircraft gates, new dining and retail offerings, expanded ticketing lobby, four new baggage claim carousals and more. Expected cost is $268 million and it is expected to be complete by summer 2020. This is all part of a $1.2 billion renovation plan. In addition to renovations previously mentioned, travelers should also expect to see 5,000 more parking spaces, 14 more TSA lines, an international arrival facility and an on-site hotel all by 2025.
Grand Ole Opry House
2804 Opryland Drive
The Grand Ole Opry House is undergoing a $12 million expansion, which will include additional parking, larger retail space, and an upgraded area for backstage tours. The enhancements are aimed at improving the guest experience before fans take their seats inside the Grand Ole Opry House. The additional 1,300 parking spaces and retail space are expected to be completed by October 2018. The plans for a VIP lounge for backstage tours are still being finalized.
In July 2018, the Nashville Predators announced a $12 million renovation to Bridgestone Arena. The updates include upgrades to the arena's audiovisual system, additional LED lighting, control room overhaul, and wall and glass board updates. Additional updates include concession stand upgrades, changes to the team store, additional self-serve kiosks throughout the arena, and more. Renovations will be completed before the October 9th Nashville Predators' home opener.
Music City Center
201 5th Avenue South
Announced in 2017, Music City Center is set to undergo renovations totaling $19.9 million. The upgrades will include a new food and beverage outlet on the side of the building near Demonbreun Street and Eighth Avenue; a new registration area and concourse space fronting the building's main exhibit hall; and a new concourse and reception area for the facility's Davidson Ballroom.
ATTRACTION and VENUE UPDATES
Adventure Science Center
800 Fort Negley Blvd.
In efforts to stay a sustainable organization that appeals to a broader audience, the Adventure Science Center has announced a long-term plan for a complete and total makeover. Over the course of the next decade, the interactive museum will begin making renovations that reflect current thinking on how people prefer to learn and interact with new information.
Aqua Park by Nashville Shores
Percy Priest Lake
Aqua Park, a new, interactive playground, is set to open in summer 2018 at Percy Priest Lake. The interactive playground will have 40 colorful units, including monkey bars, action towers, and wiggle bridges. Nashville Shores also plans to improve its beach area, create a new beach volleyball court, and more. Nashville Shores celebrates 20 years in 2018.
Cheekwood's Frist Learning Center
1200 Forrest Park Drive
Renovations on Cheekwood Estate and Garden's Frist Learning Center began in November 2017, and were completed in July 2018. Updates included: updated art studios, restored and interpreted horse stables and tack room, a new gift shop, and a new fast-casual eatery by the name of Café 29.
The Country Club at the Band Box
401 Jackson Street
Strategic Hospitality partnered with OZ Arts Nashville to create The Country Club at the Band Box– a 9-hole miniature golf course in right field. The course, which features local or regional artists at each of the nine holes, opened in July 2016. It is open during regular ball park hours, with extended hours for weekend games.
The George Jones
128 2nd Avenue North
Spanning more than 44,000 square feet, The George Jones opened April 2015 and gives fans a chance to get a never-before-seen look into the life and career of the musical icon. The world-class museum features displays of memorabilia and photos, video displays and interactive experiences, and a 40-seat rocking chair theatre that shows clips from Jones’s television broadcasts, concert appearances, and interviews. A gift shop and Choices Restaurant and Bar can be found on the first floor, and a museum showcasing the country music legend on the second floor. The third-floor offers an event space and a rooftop bar that overlooks the Cumberland River. Under new management since late 2016, the building was recently renovated, including an expanded rooftop bar, and reconfigured first floor.
515 Opry Mills Drive
Opened in April 2017, Madame Tussauds Nashville treats guests to immersive iconic scenes and musical performances that are unique to this interactive wax attraction. Wax figures at the Nashville location include Darius Rucker, Reba McEntire, Jimi Hendrix, Little Jimmy Dickens, and more.
Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and The GRAMMY Museum Gallery®
401 Gay Street
The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum partnered with the GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live to host a permanent collection of the Grammy Museum Gallery, which pays tribute to music’s cultural history and the GRAMMY award itself. The interactive exhibit appeals to visitors of all ages, but especially students, who are able to explore the creative process of making music.
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville Zoo is moving forward with a $160-million expansion plan that will more than double the number of animals and Zoo’s acreage by 2020. With more state-of-the-art animal exhibits featuring Andean bears and spider monkeys, a new entry plaza, a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital, and vital infrastructure improvements including expanded parking, roads, and walkways. Plans are also underway to expand the elephant facilities and installation of state-of-the-art equipment.
Patsy Cline Museum
119 3rd Avenue South
Opened in April 2017, visitors can explore the life and legend of country music's top female entertainer of all time. Rare, never before seen artifacts are presented in an interactive, state-of-the-art setting.
Former Mayor Karl Dean enacted plans for new park spaces along the riverfront in downtown Nashville. The first phase opened late summer 2015 and stretches 11 acres and includes a dog park, ornamental gardens, and most notably, a 1.5-acre event lawn called “The Green,” anchored by Ascend Amphitheater. Still to come is a 4.5-acre park on the east bank, increasing access to the Cumberland for river activities. A mile of new greenway will extend from the Rolling Mill Hill Greenway to the Riverfront, creating a two-mile continuous walking and biking loop. Costs of development will be approximately $35 million.
116 5th Avenue North
The historic Ryman Auditorium has completed a $14-million expansion and renovation of the building's 1994 additions. The renovation increases the experience for both guests and concert attendees. The Ryman has a new restaurant, Cafe Lula, which sits next to an expanded outdoor box office. Cafe Lula seats 80 guests inside and 30 more on a covered patio and includes an espresso bar in the morning and a full-service bar in the afternoon and evening. Once inside the renovated lobby, visitors will find more concessions, additional restroom facilities, an expanded retail area with interior and exterior access, and larger lobbies. Also new is the “Soul of Nashville,” a theater experience which utilizes special effects, archival images, and holograms to tell the story of the Ryman in an entertaining and emotional way.
SoundWaves by Gaylord Opryland
2800 Opryland Dr
Set to open in fall 2018, SoundWaves will be a 4-acre, 3-level luxury waterpark with both indoor and outdoor features. There will be dedicated recreation areas for adults, young children, and families.
Tennessee State Museum
Rosa Parks Blvd. and Jefferson Street
Set to open in late 2018, the new site of the Tennessee State Museum is located just behind the Tennessee State Capitol on Nashville’s Bicentennial Mall. The museum’s experiences will rotate with new themes and exhibits, and will feature digital exhibits as well. The new 137,000-square foot facility will feature interactive experiences, a 250-seat Digital Learning and Outreach Center, and much more.
120 2nd Avenue North
In 2016, the Wildhorse Saloon completed a $9-million-dollar renovation to their space on historic 2nd Avenue. It has been a premiere attraction of downtown Nashville for 20 years, drawing crowds with their live music, line dancing, bars, food, and entertainment. The main focal point remains the 3,300-square-foot dance floor, but the entire 66,000-square-foot, multi-floor building has been revamped to have a more contemporary rustic look and feel, to better cater to the visitors, locals, and convention attendees that they serve.