Thompson Hotels will open its first representative in the Southern U.S., when the new-build, 224-key Thompson Nashville opens next month in that city’s Gulch neighborhood. The boutique property is two years in the making and represents the latest step in an ongoing expansion by the Commune Hotels & Resorts brand that also includes the recently opened Thompson Seattle.
Thompson tapped Nashville’s Hasting Architecture Associates to design the 12-story building, while New York-based Parts and Labor Design created its interiors. The latter firm worked to infuse the hotel’s public spaces, guest rooms and suites with rustic art and other accents that pay homage to Nashville’s creative vibe and musical history.
Design highlights include the lobby’s large-scale wooden compass rose designed by Patrick Hayes, custom-designed light fixtures and furnishings, and works by local up-and-coming artists. The hotel’s guest suites feature wooden floors overlaid with custom rugs, wet bars and individual hearths, as well as bathrooms featuring claw-foot bathtubs accented with graphic tile patterns.
The hotel will offer a three onsite dining concepts in collaboration with award-winning chef John Besh of Our House Hospitality: a signature Marsh House restaurant, a coffee shop and a rooftop bar. Additional amenities will include a fitness center, 6,185 sq. ft. of meeting space and a 1,219 sq. ft. outdoor terrace.
Thompson Hotels partnered with AJ Capital Partners, The Berger Co. and MarketStreet Enterprises (the master developer of The Gulch mixed-use neighborhood) on the hotel.
“It has been an exceptional year of growth for Thompson Hotels as we introduce the brand to yet another dynamic, growing region of the U.S.,” said Commune ceo Niki Leondakis. “There’s no better time to be in Nashville and our mission is to provide a modern experience steeped local traditions to the many incoming travelers, while also welcoming locals to an energetic neighborhood destination to call their own.”