Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson has revealed its Nashville building designs with local ownership and developer Dean Chase of Construction Management firm D.F. Chase Inc., and architecture firm, BLUR Workshop from Atlanta, Georgia. Expected to open in the autumn of 2016, Virgin Hotels Nashville will be located at the start of the city’s historic and nationally recognised Music Row, with the address One Music Row.Raul Leal, CEO of Virgin Hotels said, “With Virgin Hotels Chicago now open and bustling, we’re thrilled to reveal our plans for our next property, Virgin Hotels Nashville. Partnering with BLUR Workshop and interior design firm, MarkZeff, has enabled us to incorporate our musical heritage and playful tone of voice into this new building, bringing something entirely different to the Nashville hotel scene.”
Virgin Hotels Nashville will feature 240 Chambers and Grand Chamber Suites, along with 15 penthouse residential units. The ground floor will include Virgin Hotels’ signature space, The Commons Club, a hybrid, bar/lounge, laidback study and restaurant with the vibe of a membership club but without the fees. A centerpiece bar, live entertainment venue, plus an outside veranda with sweeping views of the city will be among the spaces also featured.
The property will also bring another world class recording space to historic Music Row with a studio designed by Michael Cronin fully integrated into the facility. This facility will truly give the property the “work, play, live” flavour that Nashville is primed for.
Other dining and bar options will be available for hotel guests and locals, including a rooftop pool that will offer an evolving food concept. Guests will also have access to a gym and wellness centre, and 14,000-square-feet of meeting space will be available for events.