by Matt Alderton | June 29, 2018
One of America's most musical cities is about to collide with one of its most musical hotel brands: W Hotels is set to open its first hotel in Nashville in 2020, brand parent Marriott International announced yesterday.

"Live music, a buzzing culinary and cocktail scene, young artists; there couldn't be a more perfect city than Nashville for a W Hotel," said Anthony Ingham, global brand leader, W Hotels Worldwide. "W has always been inextricably linked with music. From our star-studded live performances in W Living Rooms to our Billboard partnership uncovering emerging talent, from W Sound Suites (in-hotel recording studios) across the globe to our groundbreaking new music festival series 'WAKE UP CALL' -- W Hotels has earned an authentic and long-held place within the music industry.  W Nashville can only enhance this musical legacy and will thrive off the creative energy of this dynamic city, bringing a bold new perspective to the hotel and social scene."

Located in The Gulch -- a revitalized, LEED-certified neighborhood in between downtown Nashville and Nashville's Music Row -- W Nashville will offer 346 guest rooms, including 50 suites and two presidential suites, one of which will be a 1,668-square-foot penthouse.

Also on offer will be a gym with a yoga lawn; a 9,700-square-foot pool deck with cabanas, a grill and a poolside bar; a lobby inspired by Nashville's civic amphitheaters and recording studios, where there will be a full bar and a DJ booth, not to mention regular live music acts; a rooftop bar; and two restaurants, one of which will be an evening-only Italian chophouse, the other of which will be a Nashville outpost of The Dutch, the popular New York restaurant from Chef Andrew Carmellini of NoHo Hospitality Group.

For meetings and events, W Nashville will feature 13,500 square feet of meeting space, including a 5,000-square-foot pre-function space and 3,600 square feet of event terrace space.

"Based upon our own experience with developing upscale hotels in other U.S. markets, offering hotel guests unique and exciting amenities beyond those typically found in similar hotels greatly enhances their stay and truly sets the brand apart from our competitors," said David Carlins, president of Magellan Development Group, the hotel's developer. "The amenities and services planned for W Nashville will most certainly accomplish this while setting a new standard of excellence in Nashville's hospitality market."