RLJ Lodging Trust’s Nashville hotel to join Tapestry Collection

A historic property in Nashville owned by RLJ Lodging Trust is set to join the Tapestry Collection by Hilton. The 124-room property will undergo a comprehensive renovation next year and relaunch as a rebranded lifestyle boutique hotel within the Tapestry Collection by Hilton.

In 2017, the Gray & Dudley Building in Downtown Nashville was converted into a boutique lifestyle hotel that is now the 21c Museum Hotel. The building displays late 19th century architecture with showroom windows facing both 2nd and 3rd Avenues, with a façade recognized by the Second Avenue Historic Preservation District. The 2017 renovation included the addition of rooftop terrace suites, with up-close views of the Cumberland River and surrounding historic district.

The hotel is close to Broadway, the heart of the entertainment district in Nashville, as well as the Tennessee State Capitol. “The hotel was already poised to benefit from significant redevelopment within close proximity to Bankers Alley, which will directly benefit the Downtown Nashville submarket," Leslie Hale, president and CEO of RLJ, said in a statement. "This conversion will further enhance the hotel’s overall strong positioning and underscores our strategy of continuing to unlock the significant incremental real estate value embedded in the assets we own.” 

The hotel will continue to feature art installations throughout the property, providing a unique backdrop to the approximately 8,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space.

This marks the company’s third conversion in 2023, joining previously announced conversions in New Orleans and Houston.