Construction of an on-site 14-story hotel and terminal garage development has begun at Nashville International Airport in Tennessee.  Metro Nashville Airport Authority Board of Commissioners broke ground on an upscale hotel and parking garage next to the airport terminal. The Hilton-branded hotel is scheduled to open in late 2023. Chartwell Hospitality, LLC, is the developer and hotel operator for the development, which is a public-private partnership and a key component of the airport’s multi-faceted BNA Vision expansion plan. Chartwell’s cost for the hotel approaches $95 million and MNAA’s cost of the garage and plaza is around $82 million. Amenities will include a high-design Grand Lobby with inspiring public artwork, Grand Bar and Music Lounge and high-end contemporary restaurant. A Grand Plaza will include open-air dining, a bar, café and elegant landscaping. The innovative meeting and event spaces will total 16,500 square feet, including an 8,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom/Event space. A large, state-of-the-art fitness center will be located on the 12th floor with dramatic views, and on the 14th floor rooftop, there will be a prominent Glass SkyBar Lounge and open-air SkyPool, providing spectacular views over the airport to Nashville’s skyline. The hotel tower will sit atop a four-level parking garage, with hotel parking on the ground level, public parking on the upper levels, and a covered pedestrian bridge connection the hotel Grand Plaza and garage to the airport’s renovated and expanded central terminal.
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