HRI Lodging and Hyatt have added the Holston House in downtown Nashville to The Unbound Collection by Hyatt brand portfolio. The 1920s-era James Robertson Hotel was converted into the new Unbound Collection property.
The 191-room hotel originally designed by Nashville-based architects Marr & Holman in 1929, has been redesigned by New York-based design firm Stonehill Taylor. The property is near the Cumberland River and many of the city's attractions.
The hotel will join The Unbound Collection by Hyatt's portfolio, which includes The Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas; The Royal Palms in Phoenix; The Confidante in Miami Beach, Fla.; Spirit Ridge in Osoyoos, British Columbia; the Hotel Du Louvre in Paris; and Carmelo Resort & Spa in Carmelo, Uruguay.
Hotel manager HRI Lodging now operates a portfolio of 25 hotels with the addition of the Holston House. Its parent company HRI Properties has completed more than 80 projects with more than $2.5 billion invested capital, including more than 5,000 apartment units, more than 5,000 hotel guestrooms and more than 1.4 million square-feet of office and retail space.
The next hotel to open under The Unbound Collection brand is the Hotel Martinez in Cannes, France. Hyatt will convert the 409-room Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez near the Bay of Cannes and Mediterranean Sea to operate under the brand ahead of its reopening in spring 2018. Parisian design firm Pierres-Yves Rochon has been leading the renovation of the Unbound. The property was previously a home to English aristocrats in 1929 before hotelier Emmanuel Martinez redeveloped it into the largest hotel in the French Riviera.