Airport Authority inaugurates a new hotel at the BNA


BNA hotel rendering

Construction of a 14-story onsite hotel and terminal garage is officially underway at Nashville International Airport. The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA), joined by Mayor John Cooper, Tennessee Tourism Development Commissioner Mark Ezell and the MNAA Board of Commissioners, has inaugurated an upscale hotel and parking lot right next to the terminal of the airport. The Hilton brand hotel is slated to open in late 2023.

“Like the city itself, Nashville International Airport is booming,” said Mayor Cooper. “Today’s grand opening for BNA’s first on-site hotel marks another milestone in this process of growth and transformation. I am grateful to everyone playing a role in this expansion and look forward to a grand opening that all Nashvillians can celebrate.

MNAA President / CEO Doug Kreulen said: “This dynamic hotel is a gem of BNA’s expansion and will change the landscape and expand what the airport offers to travelers, the business community and locals. .

Chartwell Hospitality, LLC, is the developer and operator of the hotel development, which is a public / private partnership and a key part of the airport’s multi-faceted BNA Vision expansion plan. Chartwell’s cost for the hotel is approaching $ 95 million, and the cost of the garage and space for the MNAA is about $ 82 million.

“This BNA hotel will be one of the best onsite airport hotels in the United States,” said Rob Schaedle, president / managing partner of Chartwell Hospitality, LLC. “We are extremely proud to bring this world class hotel to Nashville and be part of the MNAA vision for the airport.”

Mayor John Cooper (center right) is joined by MNAA President / CEO Doug Kreulen, Tennessee Tourism Development Commissioner Mark Ezell and the MNAA Board of Commissioners at the inauguration of the airport hotel.

With 292 rooms, including six luxury suites, the hotel is designed to meet the growing demand of business and leisure travelers, groups and meetings. The emphasis is on high comfort, resort-style amenities, entertainment and well-being. Facilities will include a large designer lobby with inspiring public artwork, a large bar and music lounge, and an upscale contemporary restaurant. A Grand Plaza will feature an alfresco dining area, bar, cafe, and stylish landscaping. Innovative meeting and event space will total 16,500 square feet, including an 8,000 square foot Grand Ballroom / Event space. A large state-of-the-art fitness center will be located at 12e floor with spectacular views. And the 14e on the rooftop there will be a large Glass SkyBar lounge and an outdoor SkyPool, offering spectacular views of BNA and the vibrant Nashville skyline.

The hotel tower will be located on top of a four-level parking lot, with parking on the ground floor, public parking on the upper levels, and a covered pedestrian bridge connecting the Grand Plaza hotel and the garage to the terminal. central renovated and enlarged of BNA.

Launched in July 2016, completed BNA Vision projects include improvements to the existing temporary international arrivals building, two parking lots, valet parking and a dedicated ground transportation center, a new Hall D, ticketing and pick-up extensions. luggage, a pedestrian square and an administrative building of the airport.

Other projects to be completed by 2023 include a major terminal renovation, an expanded central security checkpoint, a state-of-the-art international arrivals facility, a stand-alone satellite hall and a major route extension. of the airport.


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