Omni Nashville Opens while Crescent Cool Springs Apartments Break Ground
By Eliza Theiss, Associate Editor
A ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local, state and Omni company officials marked the grand opening of the 800-key Omni Nashville Hotel, possibly the most anticipated hotel development in Nashville. Dubbed “The Key to Music City,” the 21-story luxury hotel broke ground in June 2011, topped out in November 2012 (as previously reported here), and was completed over two months before its predicted opening. Omni Nashville connects on three levels to the newly renovated and expanded Country Music Hall of Fame.
Located at 250 5th Avenue South, the hotel sits across from the 1.2 million square-foot Music City Center, in Nashville’s up-and-coming SoBro district. The hotel also features 80,000 square feet of meeting space, as well as a full-service business center, top-of-the-line fitness center, signature spa, Nashville’s only hotel rooftop pool, complete with bar, a live entertainment venue, local coffeehouse, a nationally renowned steak house and the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant. Omni Nashville also features the Five and TENN retail space, a luxury venue with multiple tenants.
Brasfield & Gorrie was project contractor, while HKS Hill Glazier Studio and Looney and Associates made up the architectural and design team. Omni Nashville Hotel is expected to be LEED Silver Certified NC (new construction).
In other news, Crescent Communities announced breaking ground on the 13-acre, 252-unit multifamily community of Crescent Cool Springs, located in Nashville’s historic Franklin suburb. The $42 million community will have a village-like design, with pedestrian-friendly features such as walking and biking trails. Further community amenities include a resort-style pool, fire pits, grilling areas and state-of-the-art fitness center. Designed to meet National Green Building Standards (NGBS) certification requirements from the National Association of Home Builders, the 13-building residential community’s architecture is by Cline Design and is being executed by Summit Contractors. Civil engineer Littlejohn Engineering, design concept creator Historical Concepts and Vignette Interior Design are also part of the development team. Expected to begin leasing in spring 2014, Crescent Cool Springs is to be managed by Greystar. Financing is provided by Fifth Third Bank. Crescent acquired 221 acres in Franklin for the Crescent Cool Springs apartment community and significant single family housing in early 2013. More details on the acquisition here.
Rendering courtesy of Crescent Communities