Thompson Hotels plans to build a new hotel in Nashville's "The Gulch" neighborhood -- a mixed-use neighborhood boasting more than 50 restaurants, retail stores, and entertainment venues -- parent company Commune Hotels & Resorts announced today.
"The Gulch is the perfect location for a Thompson Hotel -- a brand that respects the unique character of its environment -- as it sits within close proximity to Nashville's premier destinations and will become another marquee amenity for the home-grown urban neighborhood," said Jay Turner, managing director of MarketStreet Enterprises, the developer that created The Gulch 15 years ago when it launched the neighborhood's master plan.
Scheduled to open in summer 2016, the Thompson Nashville hotel will occupy a prominent site on 12th Avenue, in the heart of The Gulch. It will have 224 guest rooms; a signature restaurant; and an indoor-outdoor rooftop with lounge seating, a bar, and private event space.
"Nashville is a booming city by various economic standards, including employment, construction and the influx of young professionals, but it's the culture and atmosphere developing in The Gulch that led us all to believe that Thompson Hotels was the right fit for the neighborhood," said Commune Hotels & Resorts CEO Niki Leondakis. "We're honored that ownership chose Thompson Hotels, and for the opportunity for our hotel to sit so prominently on this iconic block within The Gulch."
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