Marriott Nashville: A Nod to the City’s Musical and Industrial Past

Scheduled to open in the summer of 2018, the new 33-story Marriott hotel in Nashville was developed by Turnberry Associates under the leadership of brother-sister duo, Jeffrey and Jackie Soffer. With 533 guest rooms, the new hotel will dominate the city’s skyline, second in height only to the Capital building. The oval glass and steel exterior of the building are predicted to evoke the industrial past of the city. The facade will also feature fountains, sculptures, and art. The interior will have a slightly masculine feel, with strong colors and nods to the musical past and present of Nashville, as well as the Cumberland River, which snakes through the city.

Lobby and Public Areas
As you enter the hotel, you will walk beneath a “firefly box” which is essentially a wooden overhang just inside the door, studded with delicate, hanging light bulbs. The lobby features a Portoro marble fireplace with 17-foot high bronze screens on either side. Wicker chairs that evoke guitar strings will be among musical references throughout the hotel. Art evoking the city’s music will be featured in public and private areas. Also in the lobby: a library with a massive curved oak bookcase 30 feet long as its focal point. On the 33rd floor, a covered, projecting terrace provides stunning views of the surrounding area, along with a salon, fitness center, lap pool, and a state-of-the-art spa.

Bars and Restaurants
A bar and lounge in the lobby will feature a circular, copper-covered fireplace, banquets upholstered in velvet and a glossy black bar with sparkling, mirrored details. This lounge will offer over 1,000 varieties of wines, as well as premium cigars. Bourbon Steak, a five-star restaurant owned by renowned Chef Michael Mina, will occupy the 33rd floor. The rooftop terrace also features a bar and lounge.

Private Meeting Areas
Two ballrooms with a total of over 25,000 square feet will be custom-carpeted to evoke the city’s skyline. Sixteen meeting rooms and two permanent boardrooms—complete with audio-visual conferencing and wireless technology to work seamlessly with today’s Internet of Things–are all available to host nearly any event.

Private Guest Rooms
Pale wood paneling, including slight touches of shades of blue, will be found in every guest room, along with floor-to-ceiling windows. Black steel finishes will contrast with the light paneling and the views from the large windows. Also featured are sit-down vanities with a large mirror propped against the wall behind it. Finally, a place in a hotel room to sit down and get ready for your day. The overall effect is masculine but clean and airy, perfect for relaxing after a day of business or sightseeing.