The Thompson Nashville is set to open in October 2016, marking Thompson Hotels’ first property in the greater South and the first new-build lifestyle hotel in Nashville. The hotel is being ushered into Nashville by AJ Capital Partners and The Berger Company, investors, owners and developers of hospitality assets, along with Nashville-based MarketStreet Enterprises, the master developer of Music City’s The Gulch neighborhood. The 224-key luxury boutique hotel also has a culinary partnership with Chef John Besh’s Our House Hospitality.
Thompson Nashville will rise 12 stories and will be stationed at the intersection of 11th and 12th avenues. It will be within a mile of other top cultural attractions, including the Ryman Auditorium and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
“It has been an exceptional year of expansion for Thompson Hotels as we introduce the brand to yet another dynamic, growing region of the U.S.,” said Niki Leondakis, CEO of Commune Hotels & Resorts. “There’s no better time to be in Nashville and our mission is to provide a modern experience steeped in local traditions to the many incoming travelers, while also welcoming locals to an energetic, neighborhood destination to call their own.”
“Nashville is a vibrant city and The Gulch is one of the most dynamic and interesting neighborhoods around. The industrial heritage, growing collection of boutique retailers and entertainment venues, and high-end urban residences provides an environment perfect for a truly unique hotel -- one that is committed to immersing itself into its surroundings. We are thrilled to be opening a hotel that reflects today’s Nashville and are excited to be working alongside such wonderful partners to bring something special to the city for locals and visitors alike,” Ben Weprin, CEO, AJ Capital Partners and Brandon Berger, principal, The Berger Company, said in a statement.
Parts and Labor Design of New York City assembled a team of independent craftsmen and artists to bring an aesthetic that is at both nostalgic and forward-looking. The walls of the boutique hotel are adorned with sourced art from local artists, including Frances Berry, Amanda Brazier and Chris Coleman, curated in collaboration with Art Advisory Services. An inlay of a wooden compass rose -- created by local craftsman Patrick Hayes of the 1767 creative collective -- greets guests in the lobby as they walk through the canopied entrance. The enormous compass, comprised of locally-salvaged materials, also includes a brass detailing of the hotel’s global coordinates. The lobby is filled with custom-designed light fixtures and furniture.
The hotel’s 224 guestrooms include both king rooms and suites, as well as a penthouse. All rooms will have floor-to-ceiling windows, warm, wooden floors, wallpaper from Flat Vernacular, as well as custom-designed rugs from a one-off collaboration between Tailor Made Textiles and Eskayel. Suites include high-end wet bars and central hearths. The residential nature of the guestrooms carries through to the bathrooms where guests will find graphic floor tiles offset by white tile walls and a hand-selected sculpture. The suites’ bathrooms add to this palette with a claw foot tub that is aligned with a view directly out to the guestroom’s windows.
Thompson Nashville’s dining outlets will be overseen by John Besh’s Our House Hospitality. Under the leadership of executive chef Nathan Duensing, the hotel will have three dining options: signature restaurant Marsh House, Killebrew, a coffee shop and rooftop bar L.A. Jackson. Seafood will be the mainstay of Marsh House’s menu, prepared under the direction of Chef de Cuisine Justin Cameron. Killebrew will be serving up pastries and Revelator Coffee, while small bites, beer and cocktails will complement the skyline view of L.A. Jackson. Our House Hospitality will also offer in-room dining to the hotel’s guests.
The hotel will also host 6,185 square feet of meetings and events space on its second floor, comprised of three dedicated meeting rooms and a 1,219-square-foot outdoor terrace. Floor-to- ceiling windows accentuate the open and airy nature of the space, and flower-like chandeliers and wood-clad thresholds gives this level a warmth and style of its own.
Thompson Nashville guest amenities and services include oversized Thompson signature robes, 49-inch LG TVs, custom honor bars with local touches, 400-thread-count Sferra linens, exclusive D.S. & Durga bath amenities, 24-hour access to the fitness center, complimentary Wi- Fi access, valet parking and more.