NASHVILLE, TN—Officials from Omni Hotels & Resorts yesterday were joined by Mayor Karl Dean and representatives from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in unveiling the design for the citys integrated 21-story Omni Nashville Hotel and 200,000-square-foot Museum expansion.
The development will serve as the headquarters hotel for Music City Center, Nashville’s new downtown convention center currently under construction and set to open in 2013.
The 800-room hotel will be connected to an expansion of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on four levels, sharing meeting and entertainment space and bring additional restaurants and retail venues to the area.
Like the Music City Center, the hotel and expansion project is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification.
The $250 million Omni Nashville Hotel represents a public-private partnership that will create 300 new, full-time jobs when open, 200 of which are guaranteed to be filled by Davidson County residents.
During construction, Omni has committed to 20 percent diversity business participation and to spend at least 20 percent of the project’s construction costs with local businesses.
Construction on the project is expected to break ground early this summer.