Virgin Hotel To Be Built On Music Row

Virgin Hotel To Be Built On Music Row

CREATED Apr 18, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Richard Branson's Virgin Hotels is bringing a new hotel to Music Row.

The company describes itself as a lifestyle hotel brand.

The 240-room hotel will also feature multiple concept suites, food and beverage outlets, and a recording studio.

"Based on its nonstop cultural and live events, food and beverage scene, and its ability to inspire both talented artists and TV viewers, Nashville's time is now – and we'd like to be part of that excitement," said Sir Richard. "Virgin Hotels will be our first venture in Nashville, and we'll look at other opportunities for our US and international customers to enjoy the southern hospitality that Nashville is known for."

"Virgin Hotels aims to be Nashville's best lifestyle brand among the city's already outstanding travel and leisure options," said Virgin Hotels CEO Raul Leal. "Just as Nashville is enjoying unprecedented growth, this is quite a year for Virgin Hotels. We've got excellent deals in our pipeline, our designers are making progress with the 500 room property in New York's NoMad district, and with Chicago just months away from opening, it's all hands on deck for our New York office and Miami headquarters."

It will be built at 1 Music Square West on an acre-lot. A historic home that had been on that lot for 150 years was demolished recently to make way for the new hotel.

Construction is set to start this summer, and the hotel is set to be completed in 2016.

The first Virgin Hotel will open this fall in Chicago, with another set to open in 2016 in New York.