West End Homewood Suites to open in mid-October

The developers of the 192-room Homewood Suites by Hilton hotel under construction at West End and 24th avenues are targeting a mid-October opening and are finalizing a lease for the building’s retail space.

“We’re talking to the operator of a well-known and respected Nashville restaurant, and we hope to have a lease [signed] within 30 days,” said Michael Harrell, founder and CEO of Vista Host.

Memphis-based RMR Investment Co. and Vista Host, which is based in Houston, partnered to create 2400 TNWESTEND Avenue, LLC, to undertake the project.

Harrell declined to identify the restaurant/bar but said the plan is to have it open in early 2014.

The Homewood Suites is distinctive for the Nashville market in that its exterior strongly addresses two major streets: West End and Elliston Place. (Read more here and here.)