Nashville Hotel Market Grows with 192-Key Homewood Suites

The first upscale all-suite hotel in Nashville’s West End is fast approaching opening.

The first upscale all-suite hotel in Nashville’s West End is fast approaching opening. Dubbed Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville Vanderbilt Hotel, the 192-unit project located on 2400 West End Avenue advertises an October 2013 opening date on its website, after topping off in April 2013.

Officially confirmed in February 2011, the seven-story hotel was developed by 2400 TN West End Avenue, LLC , a joint venture between RMR Investment Company and hotel management company Vista Host. The latter will also operate the hotel on behalf of owner 2400 TN West End Avenue, LLC.

Located right across from the Vanderbilt University main entrance, the seven story hotel features 192 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites.  All units come with fully equipped kitchens, separate working/living and sleeping areas, and wired and wireless internet. Hotel amenities include two tech-savvy meeting rooms—a 437-square-foot boardroom and a 2250-square-foot multifunctional meeting room—fitness center, indoor saltwater swimming pool, convenience store, grocery shopping service, on-site laundry facility, high-speed internet access, and underground parking for 176. The hotel resonates with Vanderbilt’s architectural style and features a prominent 280 feet of frontage on West End Avenue.

Developed on the 1.36-acre former site of Carmichael Place Shopping Center and F.Y.E Records store, the all-suite extended-stay hotel topped off in April 2013. Cameron,Texas-based EBCO General Contractors, LTD. and Nashville-based Hardaway Construction formed a joint venture to handle construction. Memphis-based Bounds and Gillespie Architects and Nashville-based engineering firm Ragan-Smith were also involved in the project. First Tennessee Bank of Memphis provided construction financing. 

According to the Nashville Post, developers are negotiating with a yet-to-be-disclosed, albeit famous, Nashville restaurant and hope to ink the lease within a month’s time. If all goes well, the restaurant would open in early 2014.

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