• Nashville’s Newest Tourism Numbers are Something to Sing About

     
    POSTED August 13, 2019
     
  • Nashville’s Newest Tourism Numbers are Something to Sing About

     
    POSTED August 13, 2019
     
  • Nashville’s Newest Tourism Numbers are Something to Sing About

     
    POSTED August 13, 2019
     
  • Nashville’s Newest Tourism Numbers are Something to Sing About

     
    POSTED August 13, 2019
     
  • Nashville’s Newest Tourism Numbers are Something to Sing About

     
    POSTED August 13, 2019
     

Music City shows $7 billion in visitor spending over the last year, all while underscoring the importance of the city’s hospitality industry. In 2018, there were 71,140 hospitality industry jobs in Nashville, and 15.8 million visitors traveled to the Greater Nashville area in Fiscal Year 2019. 

Because of the increase of one million visitors in the last year, many new hotels have been and are being built in Nashville. There are currently 20 hotels with 2,413 rooms scheduled to open this year. Last year, 15 hotels opened for a total of 2,300 rooms, as well as 133 new restaurants and another 100 scheduled to open in the next year.  

As Nashville is continuing to grow in order to accommodate the numbers of new visitors, the revenue from the hospitality industry is going back into marketing the city to sustain and continue to grow the number of visitors, as well as investments in improvements to the city’s infrastructure.  

Throughout the city’s hotels, from the buildings to the marketing, Nashville’s music permeates throughout. The industries are woven so closely together that there is live music to be heard 24/7.

For event planners, there are so many “Only in Nashville” types of experiences to add to your itinerary. From events like corporate meetings to weddings, visitors of any kind can experience and explore all that Nashville has to offer while staying in brand new hotels where music can be heard from anywhere and everywhere.  

Even during a worldwide pandemic, the hospitality industry is working to make people feel at ease. Though many hotels can only open their doors to health care workers and first responders, they’re reaching out to their local communities with bright messages in clever, socially-distanced ways. Through the heart-shaped lighting of windows at night, hotels are serving as beacons of hope in cities across the country. 

 

Daily life has been significantly altered by COVID-19, no matter the industry. Many are working from home, while children stay inside for online schooling. Meetings and events have been hit especially hard, since the essence of the industry is face-to-face interactions. While we continue to self-isolate, plenty of organizations have been offering webinars with insights on how to handle the pandemic—watching webinars is a great way to use that extra time you might have used for your commute to learn something useful.

 

As the spread of the novel coronavirus continues to put immense pressure on the U.S. health care system and the people who keep it running, the American Hotel and Lodging Association is working to connect hotels with health workers who are struggling to find housing.