Historic Nashville Building to Debut as Hyatt Hotel

HRI Properties will transform a vintage property into Holston House, a 191-key hotel. The art deco building is on the National Registry of Historic Places and used be the location of the James Robertson Apartments.

The Holston House in Nashville, Tenn.
The Holston House in Nashville, Tenn.

HRI Properties LLC will name its newest property in Nashville the Holston House hotel. The asset will be part of Hyatt’s Unbound Collection. Situated in the heart of downtown Nashville, Tenn., the building previously served as a subsidized community for elderly residents as well as residents with disabilities. The hotel will replace James Robertson Apartments and will include 191 keys as well as 3,000 square feet of flexible event space. Originally designed by Marr & Holman, design firm Stonehill & Taylor recently reimagined the asset. According to The Nashville Post, Bell and Associates is the general contractor of the project. 

Located at 118 Seventh Ave. N., within a 1929-built building, the hotel will be one block from the renowned Lower Broadway area. Holston House will provide easy access to plenty of dining and entertainment options. The hotel will feature six suites, including two signature 12th floor Bungalow Suites, a fitness center, a lobby lounge and a rooftop pool with bar. The hotel’s interior will be updated to complement the exterior’s art deco details and honor the building’s historic craftsmanship.

According to The Tennessean, HRI Properties acquired the building in 2016 for $18.2 million and announced a $30 million investment for the conversion of the former community into a hotel. Holston House is scheduled to open in December 2017. Hyatt is also building a 201-key luxury hotel in Nashville’s West End.

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