Berry Farms eyed for Hampton Inn, office building

Franklin-based developer Boyle Investment Co. is targeting an office building and a Hampton Inn & Suites hotel structure for its mixed-used Berry Farms development, The Tennessean reports. 

The 250,000-square-foot Class A office building (pictured here), to be called The Offices at Town Center, will be the 600-acre development’s first structure of its type. Construction could start this fall, according to the morning daily.

A fall groundbreaking also could be on tap for the 123-room Hampton, to be developed by Chartwell Hospitality. That entity recently finished it Hilton Garden Inn in SoBro.

Jul 24, 2015 1:38 PM

MDHA committee OKs SoBro hotel project design

Entity also votes down parking lot planned for fast-changing district
Jul 21, 2015 2:27 PM

Virgin Hotel on-site work to begin by October

The team looking to develop a Virgin Hotel in Midtown is planning to begin on-site grading by the end of October.

Dean Chase, chairman and CEO of D.F. Chase (which will serve as the general contractor for the development), said the plan is to begin the work within 60 to 120 days.

Read more here about the project, which is expected to feature 240 rooms and suites along with 15 penthouse residential units. The hotel's amenities are slated to include a centerpiece bar, live entertainment venue and an outside veranda, among other things.

Jul 1, 2015 7:15 AM

Uniguest recruits CEO from Ohio

Leader leaving company that was just sold for $300M+ in bankruptcy auction
Jun 25, 2015 6:51 AM

Ryman refinances revolver

Ryman Hospitality Properties executives have extended the maturity date of their $700 million revolving credit facility by two years until June 2019. The move also cuts between 160 and 240 basis points off the interest rate and leaves Ryman with no debt coming due in the next four years. Check out the details here. Shares of the Nashville-based company (Ticker: RHP) are up slightly year to date.

Jun 10, 2015 8:50 AM

Ryman's Reed: We're looking to build more Nashville 'content'

Ryman Hospitality Properties Chairman and CEO Colin Reed hasn't been shy of late in trumpeting the great numbers put up by his company's Nashville entertainment properties, led by the Ryman Auditorium and Wildhorse Saloon. In the first quarter of this year, that division posted operating profits of $2.1 million on revenues of $16.7 million. Those numbers were up 284 percent and 17 percent, respectively, year over year.

Reed also has in recent quarters repeatedly hinted at grander plans for the division, which has been lifted big time by the overall Nashville tourism boom. But they've been teasings more than anything else and Reed delivered another one on his team's earnings conference call Wednesday morning. Asked how he would value the entertainment business relative to Ryman's core hospitality operation, Reed said he would politely say no to any bidders looking to put an arena business valuation on his entertainment crown jewel. Then came the latest tease.

"We think that this business provides and builds unique content and we're spending more of our time thinking about how we can actually build more content," Reed said.

Stay tuned.

May 7, 2015 7:19 AM

Earnings wrap: Ryman, First Farmers

Opryland owner lifts guidance a bit; bank sees mortgage volumes growing
May 6, 2015 4:29 PM

MDHA OKs Rolling Mill Hill for apartment building

Also: Committee approves addition for planned boutique hotel
May 5, 2015 10:31 AM

Ryman investing in $20M D.C. ballroom

Addition to Gaylord National expected to open in fall of '16
Apr 24, 2015 6:54 AM

Hotel headed to Brentwood's Mallory Park

The Mallory Park district that links Cool Springs' retail district with southern Brentwood continues to add uses. The latest project involves local hotel entrepreneur Chandler Kanal paying $1.3 million for a three-acre tract that has frontage on Interstate 65. There, he plans to build an 83-room Comfort Suites hotel. Jonathan Romeo at Brentwood Homepage has the details, including the developer's planned timeline for the project's next steps.

Apr 17, 2015 2:54 PM