DoubleTree Hotel to undergo $7.5M renovation

Upgrades are latest in string of downtown hotel improvements

Rhode Island-based StepStone Hospitality announced today that it has assumed management of the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Downtown Nashville and will oversee an approximately $7.5 renovation effort.

The upgrades, the latest in a string of recent similar work at other downtown hotels, will focus on the 337-room hotel's lobby, guest rooms and dining facilities. Slated to begin in December, the renovations are in addition to the more than $2 million that was spent upgrading the hotel's guest rooms over the last year.

"This is an exciting opportunity for us to take the reins of this prominent hotel in the Nashville community," Tom Russo, StepStone chief executive officer, said in a release. "Our plans for this extensive renovation will build on the pillars that make the DoubleTree brand great, transform the guest experience and lead to a strengthened positive reputation for this hotel for years to come."

In 2008, the DoubleTree underwent about $5 million in various improvements. (Read more here.)

Relatedly, other downtown hotels have been updated within the past two years or currently are receiving facelifts. These include Best Western, Hilton Nashville Downtown, Holiday Inn Express Nashville-Downtown, Renaissance Nashville Hotel and Sheraton Nashville Downtown.