chicago-based hyatt hotels corp is setting the wheels into motion to build a 255-room hotel, two blocks from the new music city center. initially, project leaders for the music city center had hoped for a 1,000 room convention center hotel. the omni falls a little short of that expectation with 800 rooms. the hyatt could help fulfill the need there as the music city center traffic begins to roll in.
with the music city center scheduled to wrap up construction in spring 2013 and the omni scheduled for summer 2013, the new 13-story hyatt will follow closely behind, slated to open fall 2013. there is a contract in place currently to purchase the half acre property which is next to the encore condominium building and the rutledge hill design review committee has approved initial conceptual plans with a few requested tweaks. white lodging, who will serve as the developer and manager for the project, will break ground in the spring.