The newest star on Music Row, the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt officially opened its doors on Thursday, August 27, 2009 with a reception for more than 300 special guests in the Benedetto Grand Ballroom located on the 9th floor of the hotel. Nashville Mayor Karl Dean joined North Point Hospitality Group President & CEO, S. Jay Patel, along with Hilton’s Senior Corporate executives as they officially cut the ribbon to signify the newest addition to the Vanderbilt/West End market.

With 194 guest rooms and suites and nearly 6000 square feet of flexible meeting space, the Hilton Garden Inn is poised to offer a new, fresh meeting and lodging option for guests choosing to stay in the Nashville/Vanderbilt area. Centrally located on Upper Broadway, the hotel is only minutes away from some of Nashville’s most well known sites including Lower Broadway, the Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall of Fame, Music Row, the Sommet Center, LP Field, the Centennial Sportsplex, Vanderbilt University and Belmont University.

Guests staying at the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt will easily connect the city of Nashville to its musical heritage. From the “Welcome to Nashville” mural painted by local artist Bill Braggs, best known for doing the background work for Hee-Haw, to the music oriented rugs and artwork including B.B. King, Johnny Cash, and Patsy Cline Hatch Show Prints, guests will know they are in Music City USA. In addition, the hotel has partnered with Benedetto Guitars, widely acknowledged as the foremost maker of hand crafted, arch top guitars, to display these musical works or art throughout the hotel.

“We are very excited to be a part of the Nashville market,” says Whip M. Triplett, Executive Vice President for hotel developer and owner, North Point Hospitality Group. “This is truly an amazing city and we feel that our partnership with Hilton Hotel Corporation will allow us to deliver all the key touch points the Nashville guest expects.”

The Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt is the newest addition to the North Point Hospitality Group family of hotels. This award winning hotel development and operations company currently oversees nine brand-defining Marriott and Hilton hotels in Savannah, Atlanta and Nashville.

To make reservations or inquires at the Hilton Garden Inn Nashville/Vanderbilt please call 615.369.5900 or visit For more information on North Point Hospitality Group please visit our website at or contact Whip Triplett at