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Meetings and Conventions: Nashville to Get Country’s First Tri-Branded Marriott Hotel

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Ever since the May 2013 opening of Music City Center, Nashville has become a hotbed of ambitious hotel development that shows no signs of slowing. Every hotel brand, it seems, has put this long-time bastion of country music on its “must plant a flag” list, and that has caused the city’s downtown skyline to change dramatically.

Adding frenzy to the development scene was the news this past May that the National Football League had selected Nashville as host city for the 2019 National Football League Draft, a multi-day media spectacle that is expected to draw 20,000 fans and a combined 45.4 million television and online viewers across four networks.

According to Music City, the city’s destination marketing arm, 18 new hotels have opened in the last two years alone, adding 2,691 rooms to the city’s inventory; and another 10 properties, representing 1,504 additional rooms, are in the pipeline.

While glittering new additions like the 533-room JW Marriott Nashville, which opened in July, and the 350-room W Nashville, scheduled to debut in 2020, might have stolen the development spotlight, that’s about to change. Why? Because, the city is about to get a tri-branded Marriott hotel, the first in the country.
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Business Traveler USA: Marriott Tri-Brand Plans January Opening in Nashville

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The country’s first tri-brand Marriott hotel will open in January 2019 in downtown Nashville. The 470-room property will be home to a SpringHill Suites, a Residence Inn and an AC Hotel. It will have two separate lobbies, one for AC Hotels guests and a shared lobby for SpringHill Suites and Residence Inn customers. Guests of the three brands will share amenities, including six food and beverage outlets, a private outdoor rooftop pool and whirlpools, fire pits and cabanas and a resort-style indoor/outdoor pool bar.

They will also share more than 9,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a 21st-floor ballroom featuring 16-foot floor-to-ceiling windows and sweeping views of Nashville.

The property will feature five different meeting rooms as well as an outdoor terrace and a 3,200-square-foot pre-function area. The spaces offer diverse options for meetings and events, accommodating up to 465 guests for a reception or 355 for a banquet. The hotel is within walking distance of the Nashville Music City Center, Bridgestone Arena, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Lower Broadway, Ryman Auditorium, and Nissan Stadium – home of the Tennessee Titans.

See the original article on the Business Traveler USA website.

North Point Hospitality Closes on Two Parcel Site in Midtown Nashville

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NASHVILLE, TN July 26, 2018 —North Point Hospitality recently closed on a two parcel site totalling .98 acres with plans to develop two hotels and a structured parking deck.  The Phase 1 development will consist of a 200-key full-service hotel located at the intersection of Church Street and 19th Avenue, with a future Phase 2 development planned to include a second hotel with 150-keys fronting on Hayes Street and 19th Avenue.

“We see this area as an emerging corridor for future development. This location has excellent access to key demand generators including Saint Thomas Hospital, Vanderbilt University and Music Row; as well as direct access via Church Street to the new Nashville Yards Development (the $1.2 billion mixed-use entertainment district) with unobstructed views to downtown Nashville,” said S. Jay Patel, President and CEO of Atlanta-based North Point Hospitality.

This will be North Point Hospitality’s sixth and seventh hotels developed from ground up in the Downtown / West End Nashville market with the $140 million, 470-key Marriott tri-brand hotel in downtown Nashville set to open by the end of 2018. The tri-brand property includes a 209-key AC Hotel, a Marriott lifestyle-inspired brand from Europe now in 42 U.S. cities; a 136-key Residence Inn by Marriott; and a 125-key SpringHill Suites by Marriott. Previously, North Point Hospitality developed the 194-key Hilton Garden Inn and adjacent 119-key Home2 Suites located in the West End / Vanderbilt sub market.


About North Point Hospitality Group, Inc.

Based in Atlanta, GA, North Point Hospitality Group is an award-winning hotel development and operations company. North Point Hospitality and its affiliate companies have developed 35 hotels from the ground up with a total investment of over $400 million. The company owns and operates nine hotels in the southeast, including eight Hilton and Marriott branded products. North Point currently has four hotels under construction with an additional six hotels in active development at a total project cost of over $450 million.

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North Point Hospitality Hotels Receive Top Awards From Marriott International

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ATLANTA, GA — April 25, 2018 — The SpringHill Suites Lumberton, NC and Fairfield Inn & Suites Savannah Midtown were recently presented with top awards from Marriott International. The SpringHill Suites received a Marriott Gold Circle award for their performance in 2017 while the Fairfield Inn & Suites received a Marriott Silver Circle. This is the second year in a row the SpringHill has brought home this recognition and a first-time award for the Fairfield Inn & Suites.

The Gold Circle award is presented to the top 10% of the brand in overall Guest Satisfaction scores while the Silver Circle is awarded to the top 20% of the brand in overall Guest Satisfaction. There are currently 395 SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotels in the company and more than 900 Fairfield hotels. Read More

New Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Hotel Breaks Ground in Midtown Atlanta

From Left to Right: Mike Renier, Fifth Third Bank, Senior Vice President Commercial Real Estate, Bill Fortier, Senior Vice President, Development, Americas, Hilton Worldwide, Jay Patel, President & CEO, North Point Hospitality, Randy Koporc, Fifth Third Bank, Regional President, Whip Triplett, Executive Vice President, North Point Hospitality, Perry Quick, Fifth Third Bank, Senior Vice President, Matt Wehling, Hilton, Senior Vice President US and Canada Development

New Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Hotel Breaks Ground in Midtown Atlanta, GA

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ATLANTA, GA — March 21, 2018 — North Point Hospitality, an award-winning Atlanta based hotel
development and operations company, celebrated the groundbreaking of its Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Atlanta Midtown yesterday with a private ceremony. Senior executives from Hilton Worldwide, Fifth Third Bank, First Tennessee Bank, and North Point Hospitality were in attendance. In celebration of today’s groundbreaking ceremony and North Point’s commitment to the hospitality community, the company added $25,000 to the North Point Hospitality Scholarship in the School of Hospitality, Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. Read More

From Left to Right: Felton Clark, General Manager SpringHill Suites Lumberton, NC, Homewood Suites by Hilton Savannah Historic District/Riverfront, Hotel of the Year

North Point Hospitality Announces 2017 Executive Of The Year and Hotel Of The Year

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ATLANTA, GA — January 30, 2018 —  North Point Hospitality Group, Inc. is pleased to announce industry veteran, Felton Clark, as their 2017 Executive of the Year. Felton first joined the company in February 2002 and has since served in many roles to include his current position as General Manager of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Lumberton, NC. Read More