- In 2020, 86 new restaurants/bars opened and 4 relocated.
- In 2020, 12 hotels opened with 2,539 rooms. In 2019, 18 hotels opened with 2,483 rooms. In 2018, 15 hotels opened with 2,304 rooms.
- In 2021, we are expecting 14 hotels to open with 2,584 rooms.
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 citys best entertainment and eats. Our playful, luxe 205 guestrooms channel the innate charm of Nashville.
Drury Plaza (opened in December 2019)
300 Korean Veterans Boulevard
Located in the heart of "Music City", the Drury Plaza Hotel Nashville Downtown is perfect whether traveling for business or leisure. This downtown Nashville hotel features 389 hotel rooms and 7,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space to accommodate a wide variety of groups.
Element Airport (opened in December 2019)
2825 Elm Hill Pike
Located in the Nashville airport market, the Element hotel has 120 hotel rooms.
121 Hotel (opened in November 2019)
121 30th Avenue North
This one-of-a-kind luxury boutique hotel complete with 15 rooms is located in the West End neighborhood. This full-service hotel opened November of 2019.
Margaritaville Hotel (opened in October 2019)
425 5th Avenue South
A 217-room, full-service hotel that opened in the fall of 2019. This 12-story hotel is located in the SoBro neighborhood.
MOXY Downtown (opened in August 2019)
110 3rd Avenue South
A 168-room Moxy Hotel by Marriott opened in the fall of 2019. Moxy is a contemporary lifestyle brand of boutique hotels that strives to appeal to budget-savvy, millennial travelers.
Fieldhouse Jones (opened in August 2019)
811 Main Street
The Fieldhouse Jones full-service hotel opened in the fall of 2019 with 93 guest rooms.
The Dive Motel & Swim Club (opened in August 2019)
1414 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, TN 37207
The owner of Urban Cowboy Bed & Breakfast in East Nashville has also opened a 23-room boutique motel concept on Dickerson Pike.
Glo Nashville Airport West (opened in July 2019)
425 Glastonbury Road
Glo Best Western offers 93 rooms for business travelers, groups, and families.
Tru & Home2 Suites Nashville Downtown (opened in July 2019)
The Home2 Suites & Tru by Hilton Nashville Downtown Convention Center is located in the heart of downtown Nashville’s Sobro District. The dual hotel offers 232 rooms and is the first Tru Hotel in Nashville!
The Iris Motel (opened in June 2019)
656 W Iris Drive, Nashville, TN 37204
The Iris Motel is a 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 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 in April 2019)
105 South 11th St
In the heart of East Nashville, the Vandyke has 8 rooms.
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites (opened in February 2019)
415 4th Avenue South
The full-service, 230-room Holiday Inn is located in Nashville’s SoBro neighborhood.
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.
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.
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/1 Hotel
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 506 rooms, and the 1 Hotel will have 215. Expected to open in the fall of 2021.
151 1st Avenue South
A full-service, high-end hotel plans to open in the beginning of 2022, with 236 rooms.
1600 West End Ave
A 12,000 square foot, full-service hotel with 237 rooms in Midtown. Planning to open the fall of 2022.
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.
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.
1101 Grundy St.
The Edition is a 280-room, full-service hotel located in North Gulch. Expected to open in the spring of 2023.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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
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.
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, 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.
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 Farmer's Market
900 Rosa Parks Blvd
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
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
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
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.
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.
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