• Westin Nashville Opens its Doors

     
    POSTED October 24, 2016
     

The 27-story Westin Nashville has opened in Nashville’s SoBro neighborhood next to Music City Center.

Designed by David Mexico Design Group and Bullock Smith and Partners, the hotel’s 453 guest rooms feature details inspired by the unique culture of Nashville. Additionally, there are three penthouse-style entertainment suites, three hospitality suites and eight executive suites each with individual characteristics.

“The Westin Nashville is going to set the bar for the city’s hospitality industry,” says Ray Waters, general manager. “Our accommodations and amenities invoke the feelings of relaxation, excitement and luxury. We hope to provide our guests with not only the service and comfort they expect but an experience they will treasure for years to come.”

The Westin Nashville has more than 20,000 square feet of event space that includes pre-function areas and 12 meeting venues. The Vanderbilt Ballroom has seating for up to 500 guests.

“Our meeting space options, in addition to our proximity to the Music City Center, makes it ideal for meeting planners and citywide conventions to utilize our space for their program needs,” says Waters. “We also look forward to hosting a variety of social events, weddings and galas for our local clientele.”

The hotel also has three unique on-site restaurants each of which offers a different taste of the city.

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PCMA recognized the achievements of business event professionals at the Visionary Awards ceremony on May 7. The annual celebration first began in 1987 as the PCMA Education Foundation Professional Achievement Dinner, which became known as the Visionary Awards in 2016 to celebrate inspirational leaders in the business events industry.

 

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