Virgin Hotels Nashville breaks ground, slated to open in 2019

With The Buccini/Pollin Group and BPGS Construction, Virgin Hotels Nashville breaks ground. The groundbreaking ceremony, held on location on Wednesday, September 20, marks Virgin Hotels' fourth property currently under construction, behind Virgin Hotels New York City, Virgin Hotels Dallas, and Virgin Hotels New Orleans. Virgin Hotels Nashville will open its doors in 2019.

Located in the historic Music Row area of the city at 1 Music Square W, Virgin Hotels Nashville will feature 240 Chambers, including Grand Chamber Suites, and multiple dining and drinking outlets such as the brand's signature Commons Club, a rooftop, and pool.

To commemorate the groundbreaking, Virgin Hotels, in conjunction with The Buccini/Pollin Group, hosted key members of each group as well as city officials in Nashville for an intimate groundbreaking ceremony. During the event, members of the Virgin Hotels development team took the first shovels to the ground at the future hotel site. Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Hotels CEO Raul Leal hit the stage for remarks, followed by a cocktail reception to toast the latest venture at the historic RCA Studio A. The star-studded reception featured live entertainment by country music singer/songwriter Charlie Worsham; other guests included, recording artist John Prine, musician Chris Isaak, singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert with Anderson East, country singer Kenny Chesney, and many more.

Virgin Hotels Nashville will be a new build located in the heart of Nashville at the corner of Division Street and Music Square W.

Rendering of the Virgin Hotels Nashville; Photo Credit: Virgin Hotels

The brand's first hotel, Virgin Hotels Chicago, is now open and accepting reservations, with San Francisco, Dallas, Palm Springs and New York slated to open next. Virgin Hotels continues to explore properties in cities such as Boston, Los Angeles, Miami, Austin, Seattle, Washington DC, and London; locations where it is pursuing hotel and office conversions and ground-up development.

In picture: Raul Leal, Richard Branson, Megan Barry, and Dave Pollin attend Virgin Hotels Nashville Groundbreaking Ceremony on September 20, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Photo credit: John Shearer/Getty Images for Virgin Hotels