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 fall 2020.

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.

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