Westin opens Nashville hotel

The Westin Nashville's check-in area.
The Westin Nashville's check-in area.

The Westin Nashville opened on Thursday in the city’s SoBro neighborhood, across the street from the Music City Center.

The 453-room hotel features Decker & Dyer, a restaurant inspired by Nashville’s social gathering place in the 1800s, Vauxhall Gardens, where the Westin Nashville sits today. The Oak Steakhouse Nashville, Rhapsody Spa and L27 Rooftop Bar are due to open in late fall.

The hotel touts L27’s “Nashville’s highest infinity pool,” cabana rental service, casual poolside fare and weekend brunch. In the evening, L27 will have a lounge setting and feature live music and local DJs.

The 27-story Westin Nashville has 20,000 square of meeting space, including the Vanderbilt Ballroom, which can accommodate as many as 500 guests.

The Westin Nashville opens in a market that has been among the best-performing in the U.S. Through June, Nashville hotels’ revenue per available room was up 12% from a year earlier, according to hotel data research company STR.

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