Construction at the ESa designed, Tempo by Hilton (Tempo) is well underway. Local contractor Bell Construction recently topped out the structure and the building is now taking shape. Developed by HRI Hospitality (HRI) the Tempo is an upcoming 16-story 306-room hotel in Downtown Nashville. The site is located at 127 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
The new hotel re-imagines the sense of arrival into the City of Nashville. The building’s art deco design pulls from Tennessee’s, “theaters of old” and are displayed in elements throughout the hotel. An example of this can be seen in the parking garage screen which mimics backlit signage marquees from that era. Elements of the building’s façade also pulls from surrounding architecture such as the Estes Kefauver Federal Building.
“This project seeks to recall buildings that no longer exist, such as the Sudekum Building. It was Nashville’s first Art Deco tower and also the home to the Tennessee Theater that hosted movie premiers and even the Grammy Awards.”
— Lee Davis, ESa Senior Design Manager
Tempo is Hilton’s newest Lifestyle hotel brand offering stylish and contemporary lodging with thoughtful design and an uplifting atmosphere. The development is also located next to the Nashville Yards mixed-use district by developer Southwest Value Partners. The addition of Tempo will extend the pedestrian retail and entertainment activation as well as the vibrancy of the new upper Broadway experience. Here’s the quick rundown:
Tempo By Hilton
127 Rosa Parks Blvd
|What’s Now:||Parking Lot|
|Developer:||Urban Music City Owner LLC|
|Floors:;||16 Story Structure|
|Units/Keys:||297 Guest Rooms|
|Retail:||1,892 SF of Retail|
2,097 SF Market
In addition to the 306 rooms the new hotel will feature 12,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, a 2,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness center, an outdoor pool and bar, event lawn, and a fifth-floor sky lobby with views of downtown Nashville and Nashville Yards. The developer notes that the property will also offer a variety of food and beverage experiences, including a first-to-market Bluestone Lane café with indoor and outdoor patio seating on the ground floor, a fifth-floor lobby bar and lounge with shareable New American dishes and an outdoor pool bar offering a Mediterranean-inspired menu and specialty cocktails.
Bell Construction broke ground on the project in March of 2022 and has made significant progress during its one year of construction. The project is anticipated to open in 2024. Here is a look at the current progress at Tempo by Hilton.
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