First look at the Tempo by Hilton Nashville Downtown

HRI Hospitality and Hilton have opened the 306-room Tempo by Hilton Nashville Downtown, the second property from Hilton’s new lifestyle brand.

Developed and owned by HRI Hospitality and operated by HRI’s operating company, HRI Lodging, Tempo by Hilton Nashville Downtown is half a block from Broadway and its shops, restaurants and entertainment. 

The hotel has over 9,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, a 1,000-square-foot fitness center, an outdoor rooftop bar and pool area, an outdoor event terrace, and a fifth-floor sky lobby. 

Food and beverage concepts include Nashville’s first Bluestone Lane Café with indoor and outdoor patio seating, Lovelorn Lounge and Pool Bar with shareable New American dishes and the outdoor pool bar offering a Mediterranean-inspired menu with spirited and free-spirited cocktails.

“With our target customer in mind, the modern achiever, it was a no brainer when choosing Nashville as a location for our newest Tempo by Hilton property, adding to the Music City footprint of outstanding accommodations by Hilton, and growing the new lifestyle brand,” Kevin Morgan, global brand head, Tempo by Hilton, said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to watch this wellness-focused brand grow with the success of Tempo by Hilton Nashville, Times Square and the over 30 others in the pipeline including Raleigh and Louisville.”

“HRI is ecstatic to bring this game-changing brand, offering a new lifestyle-focused accommodation to the heart of Nashville,” said Michael Coolidge, chief investment and development officer, HRI Hospitality. “The property offers a unique stay catered to guests’ well-being from special wellness rooms, an expansive fitness center to health-conscious culinary offerings including the exciting partnership with Bluestone Lane Café, Topgolf Swing Suites and more, in the premium location in the Nashville market.”


Designed by ESa, with interior design by Wimberly Interiors, and constructed by Bell Construction, the 16-story hotel’s design elements were inspired by some of the historic buildings of Nashville’s past with hints of an Art Deco influence. 

The lobby has a signature hydration bar serving alkaline filtered water. In partnership with Planet Water Foundation and Klean Kanteen guests can purchase reusable water bottles, with $2 from each bottle helping to support water-insecure communities all over the world. In addition, Hilton Global Foundation, Tempo by Hilton and Tempo by Hilton Nashville will fund an AquaTower water filtration system that will bring clean, safe water to a community in Jalisco, Mexico.

The rooms at Tempo by Hilton Nashville have a space called the Get Ready Zone as well as a bathroom with an oversized shower and Bluetooth speaker mirror. The two-bedroom Encore Suite has a wraparound exterior patio with retractable door, kitchen with a communal table, entertainment space and dedicated game room.

The six wellness rooms have a Peloton spin bike with dual sided pedals providing access to digital classes. The rooms also have strength and recovery items including resistance bands and a yoga mat. In addition to the Wellness rooms, Tempo by Hilton Nashville Downtown has a fitness center featuring Technogym equipment open to all guests.

The property has more than 9,500 square feet of meeting and event spaces, including a corner boardroom with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city, and the Debut Room and Terrace—an indoor/outdoor space intentionally created for adaptability.

Tempo by Hilton Nashville is the first hotel in downtown Nashville to offer the immersive Topgolf Swing Suites, two golf simulators.