Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:HOT) today announced that its popular Westin brand will soon launch in Nashville, Tennessee as part of the ongoing redevelopment of the city’s vibrant downtown. Opening in early 2017, The Westin Nashville will be located across the street from Music City Center, the recently opened 1.2 million square foot convention center. Construction on The Westin Nashville will start this summer at the previously acquired Cokesbury site. Owned by Nashville Hospitality Capital, LLC and managed by Wischermann Partners, Inc., The Westin Nashville will feature 430 spacious rooms, state-of-the-art meeting space and all the brand’s signature amenities designed to inspire well-being.
“We look forward to collaborating with Nashville Hospitality Capital, LLC, and expanding our partnership with Wischermann Partners to introduce the popular Westin brand to downtown Nashville,” said Allison Reid, Senior Vice President of North America Development, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. “On track to open its 200
hotel worldwide this year, Westin is enjoying robust growth in North America due to the resounding success of its distinctive wellness positioning and brand-led programs.”
Highlights of The Westin Nashville will include a signature restaurant, a rooftop pool and lounge, an indoor pool, full-service spa and WestinWORKOUT® fitness studio. The hotel will also offer approximately 25,800 square feet of leading-edge meeting facilities for meetings and social functions of all sizes, and a business center.
“The Westin Nashville will offer a fresh, new option for visitors to this up-and-coming travel destination, celebrated for its live music scene, world-class entertainment and innovative southern cuisine,” said Kevin Fee, Managing Partner of Nashville Hospitality Capital, LLC. “The Westin brand’s emphasis on inspiring well-being combined with the experience and insight of Wischermann Partners will be sure to deliver a first-class guest experience.”
“This latest announcement underscores the tremendous demand for Nashville among convention and leisure travelers,” said Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. “The hospitality industry has always been a significant economic engine and the addition of the Westin brand further validates the investments we’ve made in it. It’s rewarding to see the success of the Music City Center as it continues to reap rewards and spur new development across the city.”