Phelps Portman Nashville, LLC Selected to Develop, Design and Build 1,000-room Convention Center Headquarters Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. and ATLANTA, June 19 /PRNewswire/ – The Nashville Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) announced that it has selected Phelps Portman Nashville, LLC to develop, design and construct a 1,000-room hotel adjacent to the planned new Music City Center in downtown Nashville. Plans call for the hotel to feature approximately 100,000 square feet of meeting space and ballrooms, as well as retail outlets and restaurants.
During construction, the hotel will employ 750 – 800 workers at the height of construction and approximately 725 full-time employees when the hotel opens. The hotel is an integral part of the proposed downtown convention center project.
Phelps Portman is composed of Phelps Development, a subsidiary of Hensel Phelps Construction Company, a leading construction company, and Portman Holdings, a leading international developer of some of the world’s most iconic real estate. They will be responsible for overseeing the project to completion, including design, construction, purchasing and installation of all furnishings and equipment and start up of the hotel in coordination with the hotel operator.
“We reviewed 10 proposals and examined qualifications in detail,” said Phil Ryan, MDHA Executive Director. “A hotel of this scale requires special expertise to bring to fruition. The Phelps Portman group has been involved with the development of 10 hotels with 1,000 or more rooms, including the 1,190-room Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, which recently opened on time and on budget to rave reviews. The Phelps Portman team has completed more than 30 LEED certified projects and this hotel also will be highly energy efficient.”
Selection of the development, design and construction team represents the latest major step in moving the convention center complex project forward. “Design and development currently are underway for the convention center building, and the selection of this team will now get the hotel under way,” Ryan said. “This headquarters hotel is integral to the success of the convention center. Our goal is to open the hotel in the fall of 2012.”
The Phelps Portman team will commence conceptual design of the hotel working in close cooperation with MDHA. Steps to follow include financing, construction and outfitting and start-up of the hotel.
SOURCE Phelps Portman Nashville, LLC