Omni Shows Off Plans for Nashville's New Hotel

Early this month, Omni Hotels & Resorts unveiled its design plans for Nashville's new convention center hotel, the Omni Nashville Hotel, according to local media reports.

During an Oct. 7 meeting, architects released their first renderings of the $273 million hotel project, which is scheduled to open in 2013 alongside Nashville's new convention center, the Music City Center. According to the plans, the 800-room hotel would stand 260 feet tall — the equivalent of a 25-story structure — and would include a sky bridge on its fourth floor, connecting the hotel to the new convention center.

Other planned features, according to Omni, will be an outdoor meeting venue, a coffee shop facing the convention center and a street-level restaurant, as well as a potential second sky bridge between the hotel and the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum, which is in the midst of planning an expansion.

All told, the Omni Nashville Hotel will have approximately 60,000 square feet of meeting space, including two ballrooms and a rooftop terrace, not to mention four restaurants and 560 parking spaces, as well as retail space, a pool, a fitness center and a spa.