800-Key Omni Nashville Hotel Designed by Looney and Associates Tops Out
- Nov 26, 2012
By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor
The much-anticipated 800-key Omni Nashville Hotel announced topping out 17 months after groundbreaking, marking an important step in its race to open in the fall of 2013.
Located in downtown Nashville, on Fifth Avenue, between Demonbreun and Korean Veterans Blvd., the Omni Nashville Hotel is one of the significant elements in the revitalization of Music City. “The hotel, along with the new Music City Center and expanded Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, will add a new level of energy to our downtown, making Nashville an even more vibrant destination,” Mayor Karl Dean, declared in a press statement. He added, “This construction milestone at the Omni Nashville Hotel brings our city another step closer to the opening of one of the most distinctive convention center campuses in the country.”
The 800-key, 21-story hotel will feature 80,000 square feet of state-of-the-art event and meeting space, with flexible partitioning options. Meeting space highlights include a 25,000-square-foot ballroom and a 15,000-square-foot junior ballroom, as well as 21 additional breakout rooms. The hotel will incorporate a full-service business center and up-to-date technology, including state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment and high-speed internet. Further highlights include a fitness center, a signature Mokara Spa and a rooftop pool and deck complete with ample views of Nashville. Five dining and entertainment venues will be offered at the Omni Nashville, among them outdoor dining, a steak and chop house, a farm-to-table restaurant and, in accordance with the city’s legacy, live music space. The hotel will be connected to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on three levels.
Designed by Looney and Associates, the building will make use of natural materials, exposed steel and limestone. The hotel, constructed by Brasfield and Gorrie, is aiming for a LEED Silver New Construction Certification. Green features include recycled and locally sourced construction materials, water efficient landscaping, water-efficient fixtures and green power usage.
Since the Omni Nashville Hotel began taking reservations in August, 175,000 room nights have been booked.
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