Virgin Hotels celebrated a new milestone with a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of its Nashville property.
Located in the historic Music Row area of the city at 1 Music Square W, Virgin Hotels Nashville will offer a one-of-a-kind hotel experience, featuring 240 chambers, multiple dining and drinking options, a rooftop bar and pool, and – fittingly for Music City – a speakeasy.
“We are so excited to be bringing Virgin Hotels to the thriving city of Nashville,” said Raul Leal, CEO of Virgin Hotels. “The spirit of this city is absolutely electric - from the music, to the cuisine, to the culture. We are fortunate to be a small part what makes Music City such a popular destination among travellers. We can’t wait to welcome guests here.”
To celebrate the groundbreaking Virgin Hotels, along with construction partners The Buccini/Pollin Group, hosted an intimate ceremony. Richard Branson joined people from the construction partners, as well as city officials from Nashville to don the Virgin Hotels red hardhats for the groundbreaking.
After, they hosted a cocktail reception to toast the last venture at the historic RCA Studio A with live music from country singer Charlie Worsham. More of Nashville’s royalty, including John Prine and Chris Isaak were also in attendance.
Virgin Hotels Nashville will be a new build located in the heart of Nashville. The hotel will be in good company as the neighbourhood boasts some of the most famous recording studios in music history, as well as shops, restaurants and other attractions.
The brand’s first hotel, Virgin Hotels Chicago, is now open and accepting reservations, with San Francisco, Dallas, Palm Springs and New York slated to open next. Virgin Hotels continues to explore properties in other cities around the world including Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, Austin, Seattle, Washington DC and London.