Hilton to develop Tapestry Collection hotel in Nashville

The new hotel will be located on Nashville's Music Row. Photo credit: Getty Images/Jonathan Ross

Hotel Equities and Hilton revealed plans to transform Nashville’s United Artists Tower into an upscale, 185-room boutique hotel under Hilton's Tapestry Collection brand. The property, owned by Sai Ram 009, is located at 50 Music Square West in the heart of Nashville’s Music Row.

Music Row’s famed United Artists Tower originally was constructed in 1974 by two members of Elvis Presley’s backup band, The Jordanaires, and served as office and recording studio space for decades. At nine stories tall, it remains the tallest building on Music Row, affording 360-degree views of Music City. Transformation of the 56,700-square-foot building is scheduled to begin by the end of this year.

The new Tapestry Collection hotel will fall into Hotel Equities’ full-service and resort division of hotels. The firm manages hotel brands throughout the U.S. and Canada, with asset classes ranging from suburban, urban upscale boutique and resort-style hotels.


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“We are proud to partner with this ownership group and Hilton,” Joe Reardon, SVP of business development for Hotel Equities, said in a statement. “During initial conversations about the project, we were impressed with the passion and enthusiasm the owners displayed in regard to preserving the unique and important history of the building. We felt aligned with them right away and share in their excitement to bring the new hotel to Music Row.”

The upcoming Tapestry Collection hotel will offer views of Nashville from its 360-degree rooftop bar. Additionally, the Music Row location will offer guests indigenous dining and entertainment options.

“We are excited to partner with Hotel Equities to revitalize a building with such a storied past into a vibrant hotel that will be an ideal addition to the growing Tapestry Collection portfolio,” Jenna Hackett, global head, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, said in a statement. “The original style and offerings of this forthcoming hotel will truly encapsulate the spirit of the city and will be one of the first Tapestry Collection properties in the great city of Nashville.” 

The hotel is scheduled to open its doors to guests in 2020, and will be located near the historic RCA Studio A and B, Owen Bradley’s Quonset Hut and numerous other recording studios.

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