BETHESDA, MD — Marriott International, Inc. broke ground on July 6 on its first hotel to contain three brands in a single building, slated for Nashville, Tenn..
The project will rise in Nashville’s SoBro neighborhood, which over the last few years has been transforming into a bustling area filled with restaurants, shopping and entertainment. The 470-room, $137 million hotel is expected to open mid-year in 2018.
The L-shaped, 21-story building being developed by Atlanta-based North Point Hospitality will contain an AC Hotels by Marriott that will occupy 209 rooms in one wing and a combined SpringHill Suites by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott in the adjoining wing, with 125 rooms and 136 rooms, respectively.
North Point Hospitality’s plan for the Nashville triple-brand hotel includes a large pool, fitness center and large conference and meeting space on the top floor.
The developer has planned to consolidate behind-the-scenes operations and spaces to reduce ongoing expenses.
As of June, Marriott has 52 dual-brand hotels open, 84 approved and 32 under construction. Examples include New York’s combined Courtyard and Residence Inn, located in Times Square in a 68-storey tower.
California and Texas each feature four dual-branded Marriott hotels, with 10 dual-branded properties under construction or approved in California.
Lonely Planet named Nashville one of its top 10 cities around the world in its Best in Travel collection of top destinations to visit in the upcoming year. The list ranked Nashville at number 9, making it the only U.S. city included.
In December 2015, Travel + Leisure named Nashville a Destination of the Year (Readers’ Choice). TripAdvisor said Nashville had the greatest increase in popularity among travelers outside the U.S.
AC Hotels by Marriott features more than 90 hotels in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Denmark, Turkey, France, Mexico and the U.S.
Launched in 1998, SpringHill Suites by Marriott has more than 300 locations in the U.S. and Canada, and participates in the Marriott Rewards frequent travel program.
Residence Inn by Marriott offers more than 700 properties in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Central America.