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Nashville International Airport's on-site Hilton Hotel, parking garage opening in 2023

Posted at 11:35 AM, Oct 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 13:03:06-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville International Airport will soon have an upscale, 14-story Hilton Hotel right across from BNA’s future central terminal.

The on-site Hilton BNA International is part of the airport’s “BNA Vision” renovation project and also includes a parking garage and plaza.

The hotel will have 292 guest rooms, including six luxury suites. A covered pedestrian bridge will connect the hotel plaza and garage to the airport terminal. The hotel tower will atop the four-level parking garage, with hotel parking on the ground level, public parking on the upper levels.

Some of the other amenities include:

  • Grand Lobby, bar, restaurant and music lounge
  • Grand Plaza with open-air dining, bar, café
  • Meeting and event spaces
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Rooftop Glass SkyBar Lounge and open-air SkyPool

Construction is expected to begin in fall 2021, with the hotel scheduled to open in late 2023. The terminal garage is slated to open in summer 2023.

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) Board of Commissioners selected Nashville-area based Chartwell Hospitality, LLC as developer and hotel operator and parking garage developer.

According to BNA, Chartwell’s cost for the hotel is around $95 million and MNAA’s cost of the garage and plaza is approximately $82 million. The development will be a public-private partnership, with Chartwell developing and operating the hotel. MNAA will own the land and garage beneath the hotel.

“As with all other airport capital improvement projects, no local tax dollars will be used to fund BNA Vision,” BNA said in a release Wednesday.

Other “BNA Vision” projects scheduled to be completed in the next two years include a major terminal renovation, expanded central security checkpoint, state-of-the-art International Arrivals Facility and major airport roadway expansion.

Gallery: Renderings of BNA's on-site Hilton Hotel, parking garage