NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The historic Union Station Nashville Yards has reopened for business after receiving a significant upgrade in a first round of several renovations.
As reported by TV Station WSMW, the building’s original limestone was cleaned for the first time in more than four decades, and hotel rooms were upgraded to include spa-like bathrooms.
A former train station, Union Station was built in 1900 and first became a hotel in the 1980s.
“When it opened its doors, fortunately, they were able to save a lot of the artifacts, even though the roof had been falling in, and the floors were unfit for travelers,” said Joe Bucher, director of strategic design for Southwest Value Partners, the developer of the 18-acre Nashville Yards project, in a company statement.
The hotel has 125 rooms and seven floors, plus a bar inside the lobby where the train ticket station once stood. Soon it will also have a brand-new restaurant.
The hotel, officially known as The Union Station Nashville Yards, Autograph Collection, also features seven events rooms with a total meeting space of 11,000 square feet, with the largest space holding a capacity of 500.
Renovations of the hotel are continuing throughout the summer.