NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A new Hilton-branded hotel is scheduled to open at the Nashville International Airport (BNA) in late-2023.
The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) Board of Commissioners today selected Chartwell Hospitality, LLC as developer and hotel operator for a 14-story on-airport hotel and parking garage development directly adjacent to Nashville International Airport’s (BNA) upcoming new central terminal.
The development will be a public-private partnership and is a key component of the airport’s multi-faceted BNA Vision expansion and renovation plan. Chartwell’s cost for the hotel approaches $95 million and MNAA’s cost of the garage and plaza is approximately $82 million.
“The addition of this hotel will bring a new level of convenience and a host of exceptional amenities for our travelers,” said Trey Harwell, chair of the MNAA board of commissioners. “We appreciate Chartwell’s investment in this project and are eager to move forward.”
The hotel will feature 292 guestrooms, including six luxury suites.
Amenities will include a high-design grand lobby with public artwork, Grand Bar and Music Lounge and high-end contemporary restaurant. A grand plaza will include open-air dining, a bar, café, and compelling landscaping, while the meeting and event spaces will total 16,500 square feet, including an 8,000-square-foot grand ballroom and 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.
Chartwell, which was selected after a two-year request for proposal (RFP) process, will develop and operate the hotel, while MNAA will own the land and garage beneath the hotel. Construction will begin in fall 2021 with completion of the hotel slated in late 2023.