A 14-story Hilton will be the first on-site hotel at Nashville International Airport in about three years, the airport authority announced Wednesday, reports the Nashville Tennessean, a USA TODAY Network publication.
A hotel has been planned for two years as part of the larger BNA renovation and expansion program underway.
The developer and brand were approved Wednesday morning by the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority. It is scheduled to open in late 2023.
Chartwell will finance the roughly $95 million hotel and the airport will fund an attached $82 million four-level parking garage with bonds.
"This high-end hotel, and the many amenities it brings, adds a special touch to our BNA Vision expansion," said airport CEO Doug Kreulen. "It’s easy to see the appeal for passengers catching an early morning flight, arriving late at night or who simply want the convenience of a hotel room right here at the airport. We think it will be a popular venue for corporate functions and business meetings with unique airport views and sightlines."
Franklin-based Chartwell Hospitality will erect and operate the building branded by Hilton with 292 rooms including six suites.
A rooftop bar and pool will offer airfield views. Other amenities include a bar and music lounge, high-end restaurant, ballroom, meeting and event spaces and fitness center.
A covered pedestrian bridge will connect it to the terminal.
Construction will begin this fall with Corgan leading the design work.
"We are excited to deliver this modern and luxurious on-airport hotel that is a powerful symbol of the hospitality and global connectivity of BNA," said Chartwell Hospitality CEO Rob Schaedle. "(It) expresses Nashville’s spirit of creative innovation and dynamic transformation into a world-class city."
Completed construction on the BNA Vision plan includes a new parking garage, an upgraded International Arrivals Building and added Concourse D.
Security checkpoint expansions will be added to more ticketing and baggage lanes and another new parking garage nearly completed, along with redesigned ride-hailing pickup and dropoff areas. A new pedestrian plaza and administrative building are also nearly complete.
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