A development group for Chicago-based Hyatt Hotels Corp. is preparing to build a 13-story, 255-room Nashville hotel south of downtown’s Demonbreun Street on property two blocks from Music City Center, NashvillePost.com has learned.
The planned mid-level Hyatt Place hotel — slated to front Third Avenue on the current site home to Rock City Machine Co. and to be sandwiched between the Encore condominum tower and the restaurant Sole Mio — would be one block from the under-construction high-end Omni Hotel, designated to serve as the anchor hotel for Nashville’s new Music City Center. The convention center is scheduled to open in early 2013.
Prior to the Metro Council’s approval of a public-private package to pay for the new Omni Hotel, project leaders had eyed a 1,000-room convention center headquarters hotel. The new Omni hotel — to open in the summer of 2013 — will instead hold 800 rooms. Nashville’s Hyatt Place, if built, could perhaps help fill the gap.
Indiana-based White Lodging Services would serve as the new hotel’s developer, operator and manager. The hope is for a spring 2012 groundbreaking and a fall 2013 opening. White Lodging has a contract in pl