Yesterday the Omni Nashville Hotel, along with more than 650 new associates, opened its doors to the public with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting celebration. Governor Bill Haslam and the First Lady Crissy Haslam, Mayor Karl Dean, members from the Metro Government of Nashville and Davidson County, leaders from Music City Center, Nashville Convention Center Authority, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., and the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum joined Omni Hotels & Resorts executives for the event. The 21-story, 800-room luxury hotel, billed as “The Key to Music City,” is located on the vibrant and up-and-coming South of Broadway, or SoBro, district.
“Nashville is establishing itself as one of the preeminent leisure and convention destinations in the country – the level of interest and enthusiasm in The Music City is unprecedented,” said Mike Deitemeyer, president of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “We are truly honored to be part of this important milestone in the development of Nashville’s future. I want to thank everyone who had a hand in making this hotel a reality and ensuring our pre-opening success – from the city, Music City Center, Nashville Convention Center Authority, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., and the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum to the construction team, architects and design firms.”
Omni Hotels & Resorts broke ground on the hotel a little more than two years ago. Since that time, crews from Brasfield & Gorrie worked around the clock to complete construction of the hotel approximately three months ahead of schedule and on-budget. Throughout the process, the architectural and design teams including HKS Hill Glazier Studio and Looney and Associates ensured that the property captured the distinct culture and character of Nashville in the hotel design.
“It was important that the Omni Nashville truly embody the raw and honest character of the city. Everything from the materials we used to the food we serve to the art we display – is reflective of local cultural sensibilities,” said Deitemeyer. “This is our approach for all of our hotels. Each property is distinct and features elements that speak to the uniqueness of each destination.”
Omni Nashville Already Seeing Early Success
Omni Nashville Already Seeing Early Success
“I welcome the Omni Nashville Hotel as our newest resident, and I thank them for their investment in Nashville,” Mayor Karl Dean said. “This project was a great public-private partnership that will have an enormous economic impact on our city for years to come. This beautiful hotel, along with the Music City Center and the expansion at the Country Music Hall of Fame, add even more energy to our vibrant downtown and SoBro district.”
To date, the Omni Nashville Hotel has more than 395,000 definite room nights booked, comprised of more than 450 meetings and conventions contracted through 2024. These numbers have been achieved approximately four months ahead of schedule. The results reinforce the strong interest in Music City.
The luxury hotel is an authentic expression of Nashville’s vibrant music culture. It is adjacent to the new Music City Center, where guests have access to an additional 1.2 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space. It also fully integrates with an expansion of the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on three levels. In addition, the hotel boasts numerous dining and leisure options including:
- Kitchen Notes, the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, is a modern yet welcoming establishment featuring a fresh, contemporary spin on Nashville’s famous regional standouts.
- Bob’s Steak & Chop House, a nationally renowned steak house, offers the finest steaks and chops in a classically elegant steakhouse setting.
- Barlines, the live entertainment venue, is the place to imbibe in all matter of beverages. From the perfectly mixed cocktail to an in depth selection of the finest Tennessee whiskeys while experiencing some of Nashville’s best live entertainment.
- Bongo Java, the coffee house institution in Nashville featuring locally roasted coffee beans, continues to please its patrons and offers a relaxing atmosphere, complete with live music.
- Mokara Spa, Omni’s signature spa brand, provides a tranquil setting for one to relax, rejuvenate, or pampering.
- Fourth Floor Pool Deck, the only hotel rooftop pool in Nashville, offers stunning views of the skyline, as well as light fare and cocktails.
- Five and TENN, the hotel’s luxury retail venue, features items from local and regional establishments, such as Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co., Colonel Littleton, and Bongo Java to name a few.
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