The 180-room Kimpton Aertson Hotel opened in June 2017 in Midtown with 8,600 square feet of meeting and event space, including a ballroom with a wrap-around terrace, an executive boardroom and a 17th-floor rooftop venue. Also in Midtown, the Hayes Street Hotel opened in April 2017 with 105 guest rooms.

The historic Gray & Dudley building in downtown recently transformed into the 21c Nashville. The property opened in May 2017 with 124 guest rooms, more than 10,500 square feet of meeting space and the Gray & Dudley restaurant.

The 224-room Noelle, Nashville, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel opened late last year in a 1930s-era building bordering Printer’s Alley and features meeting and event space.


Scheduled to open early this year is the Holston House Nashville. Built in a historic building (designed by architects Mar & Holman in 1929), the Hyatt-managed hotel will feature 191 guest rooms and 3,000 square feet of meeting space.

The JW Marriott Nashville is scheduled to open this summer on one of the highest elevation points in Nashville. The new hotel will feature 533 guest rooms and suites, 50,000 square feet of meeting space, three restaurants, a full-service spa and a heated rooftop pool.

The Hotel Preston is undergoing an extensive renovation and is expected to debut a new look early this year. The hotel is located two miles from the airport and offers 8,000 square feet of meeting space.

The Ole Red Nashville, a collaboration between Grand Ole Opry member Blake Shelton and Ryman Hospitality Properties, is expected to open this year on Lower Broadway. The multilevel entertainment venue will feature 26,000 square feet of space that includes a two-story bar and restaurant, a retail area, a performance space and a dance floor. Groups will be able to book private VIP booths, large private event space or the 6,000-square-top rooftop, which will feature an indoor-outdoor bar.

Three new museums opened in Nashville in April 2017: the Gallery of Iconic Guitars at Belmont, the Patsy Cline Museum and Madame Tussauds Nashville.

The long-awaited National Museum of African American Music is scheduled to open its doors in 2019 as part of the mixed-use project on the former site of the Nashville Convention Center. Upon its scheduled completion, the 56,000-square-foot museum will feature five galleries spotlighting more than 50 genres of music.