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Omni Hotel Hopes To Bring More Tourists, Conventions To Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - On Friday, the last piece of the Omni Nashville Hotel structure was lifted to the top of the 21 floor building.

The ‘Topping Out' ceremony showcased the last piece of the Omni Nashville structure lifted to the 21st floor of what will be an 800 room hotel. At the top, floor to ceiling windows will surround hotel's suites

"You will actually have fabulous views of this city. So what you are seeing now is something no one in Nashville has ever seen on tap before and that is the skyline from the top of the Omni," said Tod Roadarmel, with Omni Hotels and Resorts.

Even with this new hotel and its potential some said that Music City Center is losing out on conventions because the downtown area just doesn't have enough luxury hotel rooms.

"The success of the destination and the success of our sales, has led to huge demand," said President of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau Butch Spyridon.

Spyridon says the city still needs another full service hotel with around 400 rooms catering to visitors wanting and willing to spend more.

"A lot of discussion, a lot of developers and hotel flags are talking, but it is too early, but because of the demand the interest is there and hopefully we will make something happen," he said.

Before even being completed, over 90 conventions have been scheduled for the Music City Center and more than 700,000 nights have booked in Omni Nashville.

"I truly believe that Nashville's best days are ahead of it and today we are celebrating an important milestone on the journey to realizing the future potential of the hospitality industry in Nashville."

Construction at the Omni Nashville is on schedule for the planned October 2013 opening date

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