Developments & Renovations

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

Fast Facts
  • In 2020, 12 hotels opened with 2,313 rooms. Also, 84 new restaurants/bars opened and four relocated.
  • In 2021 so far, 7 hotels with 861 rooms have opened. It is projected another 8 hotels with 1,333 rooms to open within 2021. Halfway through the year, 56 new restaurants/bars have opened and one relocated.
Openings, Updates, and Renovations
Recent Hotel Openings

2021

Staybridge Suites Nashville Midtown (opened in May 2021)
350 22nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37203
An IHG Hotel located in Midtown offers 164 rooms.

The Gallatin Hotel (opened May 2021)
2510 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
A vibrant, boutique hotel tucked into East Nashville that offers 25 rooms.

TownePlace Suites Nashville Midtown (opened in April 2021)
1500 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
This extended Stay Hotel Near Nashville Midtown offers 192 rooms.

Best Western Plus Executive Residency Antioch Inn (opened in March 2021)
510 Collins Park Dr, Antioch, TN 37013
Located in Antioch, Best Western Plus Executive Residency Antioch Inn has a bar, shared lounge, BBQ facilities, and 82 rooms to choose from.

Avid Hotel Nashville Airport (opened in February 2021)
40 Rachel Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
An IHG Hotel that offers 95 rooms near the Nashville International Airport.

Hyatt House Nashville Airport (opened in February 2021)
14 Century Blvd, Nashville, TN 37214
This convenient hotel near Nashville International Airport offers 128 rooms.

Element Nashville West - OneC1ty (opened in February 2021)
8 City Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.’s Element brand at oneC1TY offers 175 rooms.

2020

TownePlace Suites Downtown / Capitol District (opened in October 2020)
310 Gay Street
This extended-stay hotel offers 204 hotel rooms and quintessential Southern hospitality with a location near the buzz of Music City.

Grand Hyatt Nashville (opened in October 2020)
10th Avenue & Broadway
Grand Hyatt is a full-service hotel with 591 rooms in Downtown Nashville.

Fairfield Inn & Suites West End (opened in September 2020)
109 29th Ave North
Brand new Marriott property conveniently located close to Vanderbilt University, Centennial Park, and minutes from Downtown Nashville.

The Joseph Luxury Collection (opened in August 2020)
401 4th Avenue South
The Joseph Luxury Collection opened its first Nashville location in a 21-story, 297-room luxury hotel in the SoBro neighborhood.

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Capitol View (opened in July 2020)
530 11th Avenue North
Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Capitol View offers 169 hotel rooms located within walking distance to restaurants, grocery, boutiques, Marathon Music Works, and Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

Virgin Hotel Nashville (opened in July 2020)
1 Music Row (1 Music Square West)
Virgin Hotel, a lifestyle hotel brand by billionaire British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, is a 14-story hotel and includes 262 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.

Hyatt House Downtown / SoBro (opened in February 2020)
535 5th Ave South
The Hyatt House Nashville Downtown / SoBro is located just minutes from Broadway, Music City Center, Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Bridgestone Arena. The hotel features 217 hotel rooms.

Bento Living (opened in January 2020)
321 Hart Street
The 89-unit residential building will include micro-units for hotel and extended stay guests. Units are expected to range in size from roughly 300 square feet to 1,000 square feet.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites MetroCenter (opened in January 2020)
303 Clay Street
Designed for the smart traveler, Holiday Inn Express means a clean, consistent, and comfortable stay whenever you need to be there in person.

MOXY Hillsboro Village (opened in January 2020)
1911 Belcourt Avenue
This limited-service hotel has 130 rooms and is located in the Hillsboro Village neighborhood.

Graduate Hotel (opened in January 2020)
2000 West End Avenue
Rekindle the spirit of your alma mater at the smartest place to stay in Nashville. Surround yourself in Music City history and legend at our funky, floral jewel box. Just a short stroll from Vanderbilt University and its stadium, Graduate Nashville sits in the heart of Midtown on West End Avenue, steps from the city's best entertainment and eats. Our playful, luxe 205 guestrooms channel the innate charm of Nashville.

New Hotel Developments - Under Construction

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 September of 2021.

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

Embassy Suites
710 Demonbreun St
Construction is underway at 710 Demonbreun St. on a 30-story Embassy Suites. The Embassy Suites is expected to have 506 rooms.

1 Hotel
710 Demonbreun St
The 1 Hotel will be an 18-story luxury hotel with 215 rooms. Expected to open in the fall of 2021.

Four Seasons
151 1st Avenue South
A full-service, high-end hotel plans to open in April 2022 with 236 rooms.

Conrad Hotel
1600 West End Ave
A 12,000 square foot, full-service hotel with 234 rooms in Midtown. Planning to open in August 2022.

New Hotel Developments - Announced

Park MGM Hotel
9th Ave N & Commerce
This full-service hotel plans to open in the Downtown area in the winter of 2022 with 315 rooms.

Hilton BNA
1 Terminal Dr (at BNA)
Scheduled to open at the Nashville International Airport (BNA) in early 2023, the hotel will feature 292 guestrooms, including six luxury suites.

Edition
1101 Grundy St.
The Edition is a 280-room, full-service hotel located in North Gulch. Expected to open in the spring of 2023.

Ritz Carlton
401 7th Avenue S
Ritz Carlton is a 238-room hotel coming to Nashville in 2025.

Hotel Renovations

Hotel Preston
733 Briley Parkway, Nashville, TN 37217
Hotel Preston has concluded the final phase of their $4.75 million renovations. Upgrades in the first phase included new guestrooms, a refreshed check-in desk, and upgraded outdoor spaces. The second and last phase of the renovation saw the opening of Blackwood, a brand-new restaurant and bar, a reconfigured hotel lobby, ballroom upgrades, and new pool cabanas.

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 launched Mane & Rye Dinerant in June of 2019, offering modern renditions of classic diner food.

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
First announced in 2017, Music City Center underwent renovations totaling $19.9 million. The upgrades including 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: June 2021. Contact rachelr@visitmusiccity.com for the latest statistics.