Nashville's first hotel under Starwood Hotels & Resorts' Westin brand will open in early 2017.


The Westin Nashville will be located across the street from Music City Center, the city's new 1.2 million-square-foot convention center.

The property, to be developed by Nashville Hospitality Capital and managed by Wischermann Partners , will have 430 rooms as well as a restaurant, rooftop pool and lounge, and almost 26,000 square feet of meetings space.

Nashville last year had the fastest room-demand growth out of the largest 25 U.S. markets, as revenue per available room increased 14%, according to STR. The city's room rates rose 7.5%, to about $104 a night, while occupancy advanced 3.5 percentage points, to 68.8%.

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