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Nashville Metro issues $19.3 million permit for Omni Hotel construction
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Metro Nashville has issued a construction permit for the new 800-room Omni Hotel downtown. Work on the 21-story building's structural frame is valued at $19.2 million, according to the permit. The $273 million hotel will be the headquarters hotel for the new Music City Center. More

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Music City Center taking shape downtown
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In the heart of downtown Nashville, a new symbol for the city is on the rise. The Music City Center is set to open in about a year and a half. Channel 4 got a first look inside the construction site, and it might give you a better idea of what it will look like when the work wraps up. More

Return of 4 businesses by end of year speeds Opry Mills revival
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Frank Carroll remembers going back into Opry Mills in the days after the May 2010 flood and looking at about five feet of water in Sun & Ski Sports. As the store's manager, he saw an uncertain future for the business and for the popular mall and tourist destination. "I thought Sun & Ski would find another location, but for a time I thought they might tear Opry Mills down." More

Music City Center lands 2015 American Heart Association convention
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The Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau recently announced the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has chosen the under-construction Music City Center for its International Stroke Convention in February 2015. The meeting is expected to attract more than 5,000 attendees for a total of more than 7,400 room nights, city officials said in a release. More

Music City Center leaders already selling conventions
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Nashville leaders have been busy booking conventions, even though Music City Center won't open until 2013. Crews continue to make progress on construction of huge convention center in downtown Nashville. The convention center has started to take shape, as the sales team at the Convention and Visitors Center continues to book conventions. More

Dean hopes new academy can up number of Nashville's college graduates
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Adding some specifics to his new goal of doubling the number of college graduates living in Nashville in just five years, Mayor Karl Dean announced plans to create a new summer academy aimed at preparing Metro students for college. More

Public art to commemorate Nashville's flood
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Six Nashville neighborhoods inundated by the flood in 2010 will receive public art commemorating the disaster, WPLN 90.3 FM reports. The Metro Arts Commission issued a call for submissions recently. Once the artists are selected, they will meet with residents to discuss their concepts. More

Nashville area welcomes comfy new eateries
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For its convenient location and convivial spirit, there's nothing like having one on your home turf. Whether you're stopping in for a quick drink after work or gathering with friends for some brews and a bite, it's one of those simple pleasures in life you can count on. Add some uncommonly good eats to the equation, and the pleasure of the place grows exponentially. More

Groups wait longer to book hotels, meetings
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Think on your feet. It's a mantra being adopted by local Nashville hospitality professionals who are watching the window on bookings inch closer to the sill. In fact, according to recent surveys and industry officials, the average time between booking and holding an event has become shorter than ever. The change is wreaking havoc on hospitality budgeting and could impact rates for businesses looking to meet at the last minute. More

Hotels report strong September performance    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The U.S. hotel industry reported a revenue-per-available-room increase of 10 percent during September, the largest RevPAR increase since March, according to data from STR. "September's positive results were influenced by strong demand in both the transient and group segments" said Brad Garner, COO at STR. More
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