Social gathering place and eatery Decker & Dyer and the high-end resort-style Rhapsody Spa also planned
- The Westin will include 454 guestrooms and suites and 20,000 square feet of adaptable event space including 12 meeting venues.
- Using an app and keyless entry, guests will be able to use their cellphones to check into the hotel and enter their rooms without going to the front desk.
- The high-end Rhapsody Spa will be marketed to other hotels and to Nashville area residents.
- “We expect this to be Nashville’s gathering place,” Ray Waters, who will be The Westin Nashville’s general manager, said about the hotel.
L27 will be the name for what’s being touted as the Nashville area’s highest-level rooftop bar planned for The Westin Nashville hotel rising across from Music City Center.
A lobby-level bar/eatery and social gathering place called Decker & Dyer and the luxury, resort-style Rhapsody Spa are among other amenities that will also be open to the public.
The names of those amenities are among details expected to be revealed Wednesday at a topping-off ceremony for the 27-story hotel that’s set to open this fall at 807 Clark Place. Local economic development officials will join executives of the Westin’s developer and owner Castle Rock Asset Management Inc. and management company Wischermann Partners Inc. for the gathering.
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The Westin will include 454 guest rooms and suites and 20,000 square feet of adaptable event space, including 12 meeting venues. A yet-to-be-named two-story, destination restaurant planned at the corner of Eighth Avenue South and Clark Place and the 2,000-square-foot WestinWorkout fitness center will be among other amenities.
“We expect this to be Nashville’s gathering place,” said Ray Waters, who will be The Westin Nashville’s general manager.
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Using a Starwood Hotels & Resorts app and keyless entry, guests arriving at The Westin Nashville will be able to use their cellphones to check into the hotel and enter their rooms without going to the front desk.
Restaurant/bar/lounge L27 will feature a rooftop pool deck and seven cabanas available for rent to hotel guests. The 27th floor rooftop bar, which will operate starting around 5 p.m., will seat 200 people and include a private venue called Upstairs at L27 for special events.
“We want to create a casual, but sophisticated bar,” Waters said, adding that L27 will offer craft beverages and a contemporary fare.
The high-end Rhapsody Spa will have nine treatment rooms, an indoor pool and the fitness center. The spa, which will be located on the third floor of The Westin Nashville, will be marketed to other hotels that don’t have a spa and to Nashville area residents.
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Decker & Dyer will feature a 15-foot bar incorporating a glass wall with original black-and-white country music videos projected on specially designed wall. “One of the things we want to do is connect with Nashville — bring some of the originality back,” said Paul Wischermann, CEO of hotel management company Wischermann Partners.
In the morning, Decker & Dyer will serve breakfast. At lunchtime, it will be transformed into a casual dining restaurant serving flatbread, salads and other menu items. At night, Decker & Dyer will operate as a bar with a light food menu.
The name Decker & Dyer refers to two individuals who helped to create Vauxhall Gardens, which in the mid-1800s was a gathering place for Nashville located near the site where The Westin Nashville is now rising.
Waters said The Westin Nashville has been well-received by the meeting planning industry with bookings already through 2024. The hotel’s 454 rooms and a room-block agreement with the Music City Center have helped the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. book more large groups for conventions and other meetings here.
Wischermann isn’t worried by the number of new hotel projects being announced for sites near downtown Nashville because he believes the city has the infrastructure to keep growing.