Westin to rise 25 stories, be SoBro's second-tallest building

Planned hotel to include 456 rooms

The Westin Music City Hotel planned for SoBro is slated to rise 25 stories and include 456 rooms, according to a Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation permitting document.

At 25 stories, the building — to stand at Eighth Avenue South and Clark Place on a segment of the Music City Center Roundabout — were it standing today would be SoBro’s second-tallest, ranking behind only the 29-story, 417-foot-tall The Pinnacle at Symphony Place. The Westin will sit on a site that is very elevated compared to many other parts of SoBro, yielding a building that seems taller than otherwise.

To date, developer Nashville Hospitality Capital LLC has not publicly identified the architect or released a rendering of the hotel.  

Nashville Hospitality Capital has filed for a permit (see here) to excavate and grade the site associated with the construction of the hotel, which will include a parking garage. The permit is pending.

Other SoBro buildings rising 100 feet or more include Omni Nashville Hotel, the MCC, Encore, Hilton Nashville Downtown, the Estes Kefauver Federal Courthourse Building and its annex, the U.S. Custom House and Hyatt Place. A Hilton Garden Inn that will stand at least 110 feet tall is under construction. In addition, Nashville-based Giarratana Development is targeting for SoBro a Marriott hotel, a luxury apartment building (to be called SoBro and to stand upwards of 350 feet) and a mixed-use tower to be called Sheet Music, while Florida-based Turnberry is eyeing a mixed-use tower to rise at the southwest corner of Demonbreun Street and Eighth Avenue. Likewise, Atlanta-based North Point Hospitality Groups wants to develop two Marriott hotels on Koren Veterans Boulevard. If built, both would rise more than 100 feet.

Officials involved with the Westin Music City Hotel project, including Nashville-based Civil Site Design Group, could not be reached for comment.