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Music City Center To Attract One Million Hotel Room Reservations

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by Adam Ghassemi

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Mayor Karl Dean was happy to announce city leaders exceeded an internal goal of having one million hotel room nights booked by the time Music City Center officially opened.

Pages of bookings released by the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau reveal the organizations planning to come to Nashville, which could fill area hotels.

"As recently as Friday, more bookings were coming in," Dean said Monday during the official ribbon cutting to open Music City Center.

The list showed 1,062,787 total room nights have been booked through the year 2026. Some organizations are familiar, like the National Rifle Association, which will bring 48,000 people to its April 2015 conference. 15,729 room nights are already estimated.

Next year, the NCAA Women's Final Four could put 14,000 people in area hotels. The SEC Men's Tournament has signed on for multiple years, bringing 12,000 hotel guests in 2015.

The number counts many groups that plan to return year after year, and some that have already come to Music City before.

The one-million room mark was something Dean said was unprecedented when you consider city leaders had to sell something that didn't even exist, which is why he hopes the trend continues as people get to see exactly what Music City Center has to offer.

"As the bookings have racked up they reflect the excitement of the industry around this project," he said.

The Convention and Visitors Bureau also said Monday they plan to book one-million room nights for the entire city every year.

To take a look at the Music City Center bookings click here.

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