JW Marriott Nashville celebrated its official grand opening with a special two-day celebration from November 13 th through 15 th. Marriott Moments winners, Universal Music Group Nashville (UMGN) artists, Developers, VIPs, and media were invited to the hotel’s featured events and immersive programming around the 52 nd Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards. Not only were they given access to attend “Country Music’s Biggest Night,” the CMA Awards, but this select group of attendees were also given invitations to attend the CMA’s Songwriters Series’ concert and UMGN’s official CMA after-party, both hosted at the hotel, as well as Spa by JW treatments and a custom boot fitting at the Lucchese Boot Company’s flagship store and pop-up shop at JW Marriott Nashville.
JW Marriott Nashville is ideally situated steps from Music City's most treasured landmarks. The striking, 33-story glass tower transforms the iconic Nashville skyline and ushers in a new chapter for luxury hospitality and sophistication in one of the South’s most dynamic and storied destinations. "We are beyond excited and proud to welcome JW Marriott Nashville to our vibrant city. The work that the Turnberry and Marriott teams have done truly signifies a turning point for Nashville in the luxury space, and we look forward to welcoming visitors from all over the globe to our beloved city to enjoy a true taste of Southern hospitality," said David Briley, Mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.
JW Marriott Nashville features 533 spacious guestrooms including 37 luxurious suites, a rooftop pool, a full-service Spa by JW, over 50,000 square feet of indoor event space, a 13,000-square foot outdoor event lawn as well as renowned chef and restaurateur Michael Mina’s first Nashville outpost of Bourbon Steak. The modern glass tower, designed by internationally celebrated architecture firm Arquitectonica, offers unprecedented views and draws inspiration from the nearby Cumberland River and its symbolic place in the city’s history. The contemporary interiors, led by award-winning design firm Stonehill Taylor, exude a masculine aesthetic with rich color schemes and subtle nods to the city’s industrial past.
"We are thrilled to officially introduce JW Marriott Nashville as a tribute to Music City's rich history and to provide a highly individualized, luxury experience for our guests, the likes of which have not yet been seen in Music City," said Lukus Kindlesparker, General Manager, JW Marriott Nashville. "JW Marriott Nashville is truly in a league of its own, and we look forward to offering an unmistakably authentic Nashville experience through our thoughtfully designed guestrooms, innovative food and beverage and downtown Nashville's largest spa.”
JW Marriott Nashville masterfully combines modern luxuries with subtle yet intentional nods to the city's unique history. Each expansive guestroom incorporates pale wood paneling with pops of deep earth tones and contemporary bronze finishes. Tailored lines and custom carpet featuring an eye-catching geometric design and modern furniture guide the eye to floor-to-ceiling windows, which reveal unparalleled views of the city's best entertainment attractions. The residential style and intuitive layout of the rooms immediately exude the feeling of home, all the while offering the approachable luxury of a JW Marriott experience.
"At JW Marriott, we pride ourselves on offering the ultimate in luxury without pretense, with a relentless focus on intentional service and thoughtful programming. We always strive to find new ways to offer elevated and uplifting experiences to guests through original amenities and partnerships,” said Mitzi Gaskins, Vice President & Global Brand Leader, JW Marriott. “As the first luxury hotel in the downtown area, JW Marriott Nashville has gone above and beyond to incorporate local influences into a distinctly luxurious hotel experience that will allow guests to enjoy all that Nashville has to offer.”
Located on the 33rd floor with panoramic views of Nashville, the expansive rooftop lounge is the hotel’s crown jewel -- attracting in-the-know locals and guests seeking exceptional service in a warmly authentic, convivial atmosphere that transitions seamlessly from sunset cocktails to late-night live music. Just as the unparalleled views offer a unique outlook on Music City, the sophisticated design and artfully crafted menus are indicative of a new perspective – one that combines a deep respect for Nashville roots with cosmopolitan panache.
Additionally, the hotel features multiple dining options designed to suit every guest’s needs. The top floor of the JW Marriott Nashville is home to award-winning chef Michael Mina's indoor-outdoor American steakhouse, Bourbon Steak, which offers guests a timeless dining experience with a modern twist. With striking interiors conceptualized by renowned hospitality designer, Adam D. Tihany, the opening of Bourbon Steak at JW Marriott Nashville further cements the hotel as the must-visit destination in the heart of downtown. Situated on the hotel’s main level, Stompin Grounds Restaurant & Market serves as the property’s culinary ode to the city, featuring fresh, homemade dishes that are locally sourced and prepared with integrity. Stompin Grounds offers guests the option of a casual grab-and-go market as well as a three-meal modern restaurant, both of which feature inspired service and a vibrant ambiance.
Additional standout amenities include a 10,000 square-foot outdoor pool oasis and the Spa by JW. The pool's understated elegance is complemented by a full outdoor bar where guests are invited to soak up the sun and enjoy the breathtaking Nashville sunset. Five cabanas featuring customized pool-service offerings will be available for private use to provide respite from climbing temperatures. Each evening, the pool will transform into a destination of its own, complete with a glowing stone-encased fire pit and a vibrant, upbeat lounge soundtrack to entice the senses. The spa, conceptualized by award-winning design firm Stonehill Taylor, is a 4,000-square foot sanctuary featuring five private treatment rooms. The spa will offer facials, massages, manicures and pedicures using Aromatherapy Associates products, all of which are designed to address four core benefit states – Calm, Indulge, Invigorate, and Renew.
“JW Marriott Nashville embodies the city’s creative spirit, and Stonehill Taylor’s elegant design strikes the perfect balance with the energy of downtown Nashville,” said Jackie Soffer, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman of Turnberry Associates. “There is no denying that Nashville is having a moment right now and we are excited to play a part of this dynamic city’s renaissance.”
Turnberry Associates, which owns Fontainebleau Miami Beach and Turnberry Isle Miami, brings its extensive experience in luxury hospitality to the JW Marriott Nashville property. Adhering to long-held standards of excellence, Turnberry properties are renowned for their quality, personalized services, inviting amenities, exceptional guest relations and unparalleled attention to detail.
JW Marriott Nashville reimagines the modern luxury hospitality experience in Music City and is poised to become the ideal destination for meetings and events in customizable spaces that capture the spirit of the city. Boasting 50,000 square feet of beautifully appointed meeting and event space including two ballrooms, 16 meeting rooms and two boardrooms equipped with advanced audio visual and wireless technology, the hotel caters to business and corporate travelers looking to book meetings and events of all sizes. Additional offerings include an “event-hub” with 24-hour access providing an environment conducive for work or meetings with a full spectrum of business services.
The property offers a variety of luxury experiences to guests, including a ‘Boots & Bourbon’ package which features a VIP boot-fitting at the famed Lucchese Bootmaker retail store in Nashville as well as a credit for a pair of custom-made Lucchese boots and an F&B credit to Michael Mina's Bourbon Steak. Guests staying in the hotel’s coveted Presidential Suite can also book ‘The Reserve,’ a seven-course dining experience at Bourbon Steak, a reserved poolside cabana with dedicated poolside service, a private songwriting session in-suite with Nashville's top hitmakers, a VIP boot-fitting at Lucchese Bootmaker and a couple’s full-day spa experience.
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Marriott International Luxury Brands
About JW Marriott Nashville
The JW Marriott Nashville offers the ideal location in the heart of downtown, adjacent to the state-of-the-art Music City Center. The first-to-market JW Marriott property will offer 533 guestrooms, inclusive of 37 suites, along with a broad array of amenities, including renowned chef and restaurateur, Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak. Offering a diverse setting for business, meeting and pleasure travel pursuits, the 33-story hotel will feature 50,000 square feet of indoor function space, including a 15,000-sq. ft. Grand Ballroom. JW Marriott Nashville is conveniently situated a few blocks from the Bridgestone Arena, the legendary “Honky-Tonk Highway” on Lower Broadway and the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. Owned and operated by Turnberry Associates, the JW Marriott Nashville is located at 250 8 th Ave. South, Nashville, TN and will officially open its doors in 2018. To learn more, visit the official JW Marriott Nashville website at www.jwmarriottnashville.com or follow the hotel on social media via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Turnberry Associates is one of America's premier real estate development and property management companies. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company’s diverse projects have revolutionized the living, working, leisure and shopping habits of millions of people across the country. Turnberry Associates has to its credit the development of more than $110 billion in commercial and residential property including approximately 20 million square feet of retail space, more than 7,000 apartments and condominium units, 1.5 million square feet of class “AA” office space and over 3,000 hotel and resort rooms. The company's diverse residential, hospitality, retail and commercial projects have received accolades for revolutionizing the living, working, leisure and shopping habits of millions of people across the country. From Turnberry Ocean Colony, Porto Vita, Aventura Mall, Turnberry Ocean Club, Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach and Turnberry Isle Resort in Aventura to signature properties in Las Vegas, Washington D.C. and the Bahamas, Turnberry Associates is known for superb quality and impeccable service.
About JW Marriott
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. These elegant hotels cater to sophisticated, self-assured travelers seeking The JW Treatment™ – the brand’s philosophy that true luxury is created by people who are passionate about what they do. JW hotels offer crafted experiences that bring to life the brand’s commitment to highly choreographed, anticipatory service and modern residential design, allowing guests to pursue their passions and leave even more fulfilled than when they arrived. Today there are 80 JW Marriott hotels in over 25 countries and territories. JW Marriott is proud to participate in the industry’s award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® at members.marriott.com for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. Visit JW Marriott online, and on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.