developers broke ground this month on the upcoming w hotel in the gulch. shooting for a fall 2020 opening, the 16-story hotel will stretch along 12th avenue between pine street and laurel street, near the turnip truck. marriott international has said the w hotel will boast 345 rooms, 2 “extreme wow” luxury suites and an over 1,600 square foot penthouse. it will also include two restaurants both helmed by chef andrew carmellini: the dutch nashville and italian chophouse. in classic “w” style, the lobby will feature a full bar and dj booth and highlight local artwork.
nashville saw over 14.5 million tourist in 2017, up 4.6% from 2016. the city is seeing no shortage of new hotels going up to meet the demand. over 100 different hotels are in various stages of construction across the city. 9 hotels have opened this year with another 10 scheduled still to open in 2018.
and the gulch has been the new frontier lately. earlier this year, m street restaurant hospitality owner chris hyndman announced plans to build eleventh house. chris hyndman and m street are known locally for their restaurant successes like virago, saint anejo, kayne prime, tavern and whiskey kitchen. the 112-room, 11-story building will include a rooftop pool and bar/lounge with city views, 30,000+ fitness center, luxury spa, a boutique performance venue and much more. eleventh house is tentatively shooting for a summer 2020 finish.
developers are currently eyeing a block in the north gulch for a 20-story boutique hotel as well. the site, which sits at the corner of 11th avenue and grundy street (near chahaun ale + masala house), is approved for a 16-story building. they go before metro december 13th for their height modifications request. no start date or hotel brand has been announced yet.
these three high profile hotels only add to the growing number of others in the works in the gulch. hilton is banking on the area with a hampton inn + suites in capital view (north gulch) currently under construction, a dual-branded hampton inn and a tru by hilton on 9th, and a canopy by hilton on division street. two additional hotels are in earlier stages: a 16-story, 380-room mcgavock street hotel which is sandwiched between adeles and interstate 65, and a 250-room hotel will be part of a trio of proposed towers at the corner of demonbreun and 12th avenue avenue south.