Architects of Nashville’s proposed convention center headquarters hotel have released conceptual designs of a building that would be 260 feet tall, making it equivalent to a 25-story structure.
At Thursday’s Convention Center Authority meeting, architects unveiled the first rendering of the new 800-room Omni hotel, designed to anchor the new $585 million Music City Center.
The hotel, to be built along Fifth Avenue, would feature a sky bridge on its fourth floor connecting it to the center.
Other features include an outdoor meeting area, a coffee shop facing the convention center and a restaurant along Korean Veterans Boulevard.
Dallas-based Hill Glazier Studio, the architecture firm designing the hotel, also described a possible connector between the hotel and the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s planned expansion, though parties still haven’t finalized an agreement for the connection.
The authority on Thursday approved an intergovernmental agreement with Omni, effectively signing off on a public-private financing plan for the $273 million hotel.
The agreement will go before the Metro Council later this month for final approval.