The hotel in the $1 billion Nashville Yards development will
be a luxury property, branded as a Grand Hyatt. The hotel had been slated to be
a Hyatt Regency, an upper-upscale brand.
The downtown hotel is slated to open in late summer or early
The Nashville Yards development will also include office,
retail, residential and entertainment spaces. Amazon will be a corporate
anchor, as the online retail giant last week agreed to open an operations
center in Nashville Yards, bringing up to 5,000 jobs to the city.
Development of the 16-acre project is being led by San
Diego-based Southwest Value Partners.
The 591-room Grand Hyatt at Nashville Yards will span 24
stories and is expected to become the third-largest hotel in downtown Nashville,
after the Omni and Renaissance hotels. The property will house various food and
beverage outlets, a rooftop lounge and pool, a spa and 60,000 square feet of
meeting and event space.
The Nashville hotel will be one of just a dozen Grand Hyatt
hotels in the U.S.