Construction starts on JW Marriott Nashville

(JW Marriott Nashville)

Construction group Skanska USA signed a $153 million construction management contract with Eighth and Demonbreun Hotel for a new Marriott property in Nashville, Tenn. The luxury hotel’s development contract will be included in the order bookings for Skanska USA Building in Q2 2016.

When finished, the 33-story, 800,000-square-foot JW Marriott Hotel Nashville will have nearly 38,000 square feet of meeting and event space, four food & beverage venues and a parking garage. Construction on the 533-room hotel began last month, and the development is expected to open June 2018.

The hotel is located in Nashville’s SoBro district, on the southwest corner of the intersection of Eighth Avenue South and Demonbreun Street. Included in the hotel’s F&B offerings are a 250-seat restaurant, a 200-seat rooftop restaurant, a lobby bar and a coffee shop. The planned parking garage will be located underground.

The development has its roots in land purchased by Turnberry Associates in August of 2015. The company paid roughly $28 million for 3.72 acres of land from the United Methodist Publishing House. At the time, Turberry was shooting for a 2017 opening, which has since been pushed back to 2018. 

The hotel will precede the JW Marriott in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, which has a planned opening in late 2018. The property was originally planned to open as a Delta Hotel, occupying to first 26 floors of a 55-story condo tower, but is now opening as the third JW Marriott in Canada.