Developments & Renovations

The latest updates on hotel, attraction, venue, and facility renovations and developments. 

Fast Facts
  • 133 new restaurants/bars opened in 2018, up from 113 in 2017, 90 in 2016 and 53 in 2015.
  • In 2018, 15 hotels opened with 2,304 rooms, with 9 hotels and 1,219 rooms opening in 2017.
  • In 2019, 21 hotels with 2,803 rooms are scheduled to open.
Openings, Updates, and Renovations
Recent Hotel Openings

The Iris Motel (opened in June 2019)
656 W Iris Drive, Nashville, TN 37204
The Iris Motel is 34-room, limited-service boutique motel that is open in the Berry Hill neighborhood of Nashville.

The Russell (opened in June 2019)
819 Russell Street
A historic East Nashville church has been resurrected as a lodging hotspot in one of the city’s hippest neighborhoods. The Russell is now accepting reservations for its 23 guestrooms.

Downtown Sporting Club (opened in April 2019)
411 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
From Strategic Hospitality (owned by brothers Ben & Max Goldberg and the group behind Henrietta Red, Bastion, Pinewood, etc.) comes Downtown Sporting Club, a four-story restaurant, cafe and hotel concept. The building’s third-floor has 20 guest rooms, including four rooms with floor to ceiling windows overlooking Lower Broadway complete with soundproof glass.

Vandyke Bed & Beverage (opened April 2019)
105 South 11th St
In the heart of East Nashville, the Vandyke has 8 rooms.

Tri-brand Marriott (AC Hotel, SpringHill Suites, and a Residence Inn by Marriott)(opened January 2019)
410 5th Avenue South
Atlanta-based North Point Hospitality Group has completed work on the tri-branded Marriott hotel in SoBro. The 19-story hotel has 470 rooms overall with a 209-unit AC Hotel, a 136-unit Residence Inn, and a 125-unit SpringHill Suites by Marriott. Valet parking is on floors two through five and includes 444 parking spaces. This is the country’s first tri-brand Marriott hotel.

Hilton Green Hills (opened January 2019)
3801 Cleghorn Avenue
The 146,900-square-foot Hilton in Green Hills is now open.

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (opened January 2019)
415 4th Avenue South
The full-service, 230-room Holiday Inn is now open.

Dream Nashville (opened December 2018)
210 4th Avenue North
The six-story, 168-room Dream Nashville Hotel in Printer’s Alley opened in December 2018. The building was formerly a hotel in 1891 and developers preserved and incorporated the original trim and mold, ornate overhead light fixtures, and rare Tennessee pink marble into the hotel design. The full-service hotel embraces the past and revitalizes the area with new options for locals, business travelers, and tourists to enjoy.

Residence Inn Green Hills (opened December 2018)
3813 Cleghorn Avenue
The 118-room Residence Inn in Green Hills opened in December 2018.

Bode (opened in November 2018)
401 2nd Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37201
Located in SoBro (South of Broadway) and marketed as a “group-friendly hotel alternative,” Bode has 40 units with 110 total bedrooms, ranging from a 200-square-foot, one-bedroom unit with a king-size bed for up to two people, to a 2,200-square-foot, five-bedroom unit with four king-size beds and two extra-large twin bunk beds for up to 12 people. Shared amenities include fire pits, an outdoor stage for live music, ping pong table, and cornhole. It also has an awesome on-site bar and market space.  

Buffalo Soul Nashville (opened in November 2018)
1722 Villa Place, Nashville, TN 37212
Nashville recording artist and songwriter JT Hodges, along with his wife Kasey and entrepreneur Todd Baldree, opened a bed and breakfast on Music Row called Buffalo Soul that they’ve dubbed “a lodging experience with a musical foundation.” Guests can rent out one of the three rooms or the entire property. For those who’ve rented the entire house, an in-home musical experience with Nashville songwriters is included.

Residence Inn Opryland (opened October 2018)
2500 Music Valley Drive
The 123-room limited-service Residence Inn Opryland is located in the Music Valley neighborhood of Nashville.

Fairfield Inn Airport (opened October 2018)
511 Royal Parkway
Located by the Nashville International Airport, Fairfield Inn Airport is a limited-service hotel with 104 rooms.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Goodlettsville (opened October 2018)
251 Northcreek Blvd
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Goodlettsville recently opened with 97 rooms.

Hampton Inn & Suites Goodlettsville (opened October 2018)
860 Conference Drive
The Candlewood Suites Goodlettsville limited-service hotel has 92 rooms.

Wingate by Wyndham (opened August 2018)
One Century Boulevard
The Wingate by Wyndham 123-room, limited-service property recently opened close to the Nashville International Airport.

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 Marriott Tribute Portfolio Hotel, 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)
2021 Broadway
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 Hotel Developments - Under Construction

The Dive Motel & Swim Club
1414 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, TN 37207
From the owner of Urban Cowboy Bed & Breakfast in East Nashville comes a new boutique motel concept on Dickerson Pike. This 23-room, limited-service property is projected to open in summer 2019.

Fieldhouse Jones
811 Main Street
The Fieldhouse Jones full-service hotel is expected to open in the fall of 2019 with 93 guest rooms.

MOXY Downtown
110 3rd Avenue South
A 168-room Moxy Hotel by Marriott is planned to open in the fall of 2019. Moxy is a contemporary lifestyle brand of boutique hotels that strives to appeal to budget-savvy, millennial travelers.

MOXY Hillsboro Village
1911 Belcourt Avenue
This limited-service hotel will have 130 rooms with an anticipated opening in the fall of 2019.

Margaritaville Hotel
425 5th Avenue South 
This 217-room, full-service hotel is projected to open in the winter of 2019.

Graduate Hotel
2000 West End Avenue
This full-service hotel is expected to have 206 rooms, and open at the beginning of 2020.

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 the summer of 2020.

Grand Hyatt
10th Avenue & Broadway
With 591 rooms, this full-service Grand Hyatt is set to open in the fall of 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, 297-room luxury hotel in the SoBro neighborhood. Ohio-based developers plan to open in the winter of 2020.

Hyatt Centric
200 Molloy Street
The Hyatt Centric Hotel is planning to open a location in Nashville at the beginning of 2021 with a total of 252 rooms. 

W Hotel
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 346 guestrooms, as well as a restaurant, a pool deck, and meeting and event spaces. It is expected to open in the fall of 2021.

Embassy Suites/1 Hotel
710 Demonbreun
Construction is underway at 710 Demonbreun St. on a 30-story Embassy Suites and 18-story luxury 1 Hotel. The Embassy Suites is expected to have 721 rooms, and the 1 Hotel will have 215. Expected to open in fall 2021.

Conrad Hotel
1600 West End Ave
A 12,000 square foot, full-service hotel with 237 rooms. Planning to open winter of 2021.

Four Seasons
151 1st Avenue South
A full-service, high-end hotel plans to open in Spring of 2023, with 236 rooms.

New Hotel Developments - Announced

Park MGM Hotel
9th Ave N & Commerce
Breaking grounds in the fall of 2019, this full-service hotel plans to open in Spring of 2021 with 315 rooms.

Tapestry Collection by Hilton Music Row
50 Music Square West
This full-service hotel is expected to open mid-2021, with 180 rooms.

Hotel Renovations

DoubleTree by Hilton Nashville Downtown
315 4th Avenue North, Nashville, TN 37219
DoubleTree by Hilton Nashville Downtown completed a $5 million renovation. The hotel converted 192 double and double guest rooms into queen and double queen guest rooms complete with new DoubleTree Sweet Dreams™ Sleep Experience beds and access to various in-room amenities. The hotel also transformed 20,000 square feet of flexible meetings and events space to reflect downtown Nashville’s country-chic ambiance.

Germantown Inn
1218 6th Avenue N
The Germantown inn, a historic two-story Federal-style house in Nashville’s Germantown neighborhood that was reimagined into a six-suite boutique inn in December 2016, just completed work on the Carriage House in November 2018. The 2,000-square-foot addition encompasses two stories and four additional suites, nearly doubling the capacity of Germantown’s only hotel in the neighborhood.

Renaissance Nashville Hotel
611 Commerce Street
The commons area at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel is undergoing major upgrades, set to begin spring 2018.

The Courtyard by Marriott
1901 West End Ave.
Renovations were completed at Midtown's Courtyard by Marriott in April of 2019. Renovations included updates to public space, restaurant, meeting rooms, and exterior. 

Hutton Hotel
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.

Hotel Indigo
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 upgraded 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
1001 Broadway
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.

Facility Updates

Nashville International Airport
One Terminal Drive Suite 501
www.flynashville.com
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
opry.com
The Grand Ole Opry House recently completed a $12 million expansion, which included additional parking, larger retail space, and an upgraded area for backstage tours. The enhancements 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 were completed in October 2018. The plans for a VIP lounge for backstage tours are still being finalized.

Bridgestone Arena
501 Broadway
bridgestonearena.com
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
www.nashvillemusiccitycenter.com
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.
www.adventuresci.org
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
nashvilleshores.com
Aqua Park, a new, interactive playground, opened in summer 2018 at Percy Priest Lake. The interactive playground has 40 colorful units, including monkey bars, action towers, and wiggle bridges. Nashville Shores also improved its beach area, created a new beach volleyball court, and more. Nashville Shores celebrated 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.

Madame Tussauds
515 Opry Mills Drive
www.madametussauds.com/nashville/en/ 
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
musicianshalloffame.com
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 Farmer's Market
900 Rosa Parks Blvd
nashvillefarmersmarket.org
Major renovations at the Nashville Farmer's Market include a new H-VAC system, a north-facing entrance close to the Tennessee State Museum, an urban farm residency program, and additional retail space.

Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
3777 Nolensville Pike
nashvillezoo.org
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.

Riverfront Development
nashvilleriverfront.org/facts.html
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.

Ryman Auditorium
116 5th Avenue North
ryman.com
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
soundwavesgo.com/
Once completed, 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. The indoor portion of the facility opened in December 2018, with the outdoor area set to open in spring 2019.

Tennessee State Museum
Rosa Parks Blvd. and Jefferson Street
tnmuseum.org/
Open in October 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 rotate with new themes and exhibits, and feature digital exhibits as well. The new 137,000-square foot facility features interactive experiences, a 250-seat Digital Learning and Outreach Center, and much more.

Wildhorse Saloon
120 2nd Avenue North
wildhorsesaloon.com
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.

Last updated: July 2019. Contact morganp@visitmusiccity.com for latest statistics.