DDA, Gobbell Hays Partners combine for $15.5M Union Station redevelopment

The landmark hotel combines the property’s historic architecture with contemporary Nashville influences.

Sage Hospitality completed the $15.5 million Union Station redevelopment project. Acquired by Pebblebrook Trust in 2014, the hotel was completely transformed to pay tribute to the city of Nashville.

Led by Dawson Design Associates, with Nashville-based Gobbell Hays Partners serving as project architect, Union Station’s newly imagined spaces pay homage to the property’s history by weaving the building’s architecture with contemporary details. The property now has modern seating, original commissioned art inspired by Nashville’s music scene, and preserved barrel-vaulted stained glass ceiling. In the lobby, there are also large-scale steel sculptures made from re-purposed and recycled materials, as well as three 10-foot-tall, custom chandeliers.

Each of the hotel’s 125 guestrooms and suites were refurbished with walnut feature walls, cowhide headboards, custom iron and wire chandeliers, leather accents and contemporary amenities.

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Union Station’s new bar and restaurant, Carter’s, has a two-sided marble bar and a private booth under a custom mural.

The event and meeting rooms were also re-imagined to create versatile spaces that have modern furnishings, new light fixtures and vistas of the downtown Nashville skyline.

Union Station is located at 1001 Broadway.

 

 

 

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Inspired by the history of the property, the overall design maintains the originality of the existing building while adding new amenities. 

The refurbishment focused on guestrooms and hallways along with exterior painting and lighting upgrades.

As of the end of June, the total U.S. hotel construction pipeline is down just 1 percent from last year, according to Lodging Econometrics.