NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Construction of an onsite, 14-story hotel and terminal garage development is officially underway at Nashville International Airport (BNA).
The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA), joined by Mayor John Cooper, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Mark Ezell, and MNAA’s board of commissioners, recently broke ground on the hotel and parking garage directly adjacent to the airport terminal. The Hilton-branded hotel is scheduled to open in late 2023.
“Like the city itself, Nashville International Airport is on the rise,” said Cooper. “Today’s groundbreaking for BNA’s first onsite hotel marks yet another step in that process of growth and transformation. I’m grateful to everyone who is playing a role in this expansion and look forward to a grand opening that all Nashvillians can celebrate.”
Added MNAA president and CEO Doug Kreulen: “This dynamic hotel is a jewel in BNA’s expansion and will change the landscape and broaden what the airport offers to travelers, the business community, and locals alike.”
Chartwell Hospitality 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 is approximately $95 million, and MNAA’s cost of the garage and plaza is approximately $82 million.
With 292 guest rooms, including six luxury suites, the hotel is designed to meet growing demand for business and leisure travelers, groups, and meetings. The meeting and event spaces will total 16,500 square feet, including an 8,000-square-foot grand ballroom and event space.
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 connecting the hotel Grand Plaza and garage to BNA’s renovated and expanded central terminal.
Launched in July 2016, completed BNA Vision projects include upgrades to the existing interim International Arrivals Building, two parking garages, a valet and dedicated ground transportation center, new Concourse D, ticketing and baggage claim expansions, pedestrian plaza, and airport administrative building.
Additional projects to be completed by 2023 include a major terminal renovation, expanded central security checkpoint, state-of-the-art International Arrivals Facility, free-standing satellite concourse, and a major airport roadway expansion.