Tennessee is having a moment with goodlooking properties popping up everywhere from Memphis to Chattanooga, but Nashville remains the shining star. Among the properties reshaping its skyline are the recently opened Graduate and Virgin Hotels, each staking a claim in—and evolving—Nashville’s booming hotel market.
Following the opening of the Joseph, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nashville, Marriott will increase its presence in the city with the Rockwell Group-designed W Nashville in the Gulch this year. It will join the Parts and Labor-designed Thompson Nashville, which opened in 2016, as a hip new entrant into the buzzy neighborhood. “Locally driven musical content and forward-thinking culinary programming will define the property, including two restaurants by chef Andrew Carmellini,” says Chris Gabaldon, senior vice president of luxury brands for Marriott. “The city brings energy and excitement. The crowd is youthful at heart.”
Over the summer, the pool-capped Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville will sprout in the Music City entertainment district, the brand’s follow-up to last year’s Grand Hyatt Nashville, the handiwork of Looney & Associates. The 236-room Four Seasons Nashville, along with private residences, is set to launch in 2022 in the city’s SoBro neighborhood with a design from West Palm Beach, Florida firm Marzipan. Expect other high-end brands to plant a flag as well, including Hilton with the Champalimaud-designed Conrad Nashville, which is slated to open this year as part of Cooper Carry’s mixed-use Broadwest development.