by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 29, 2016

Developer HRI Properties and Hyatt Hotels will convert Nashville's James Robertson building into a 191-room luxury hotel to join the Unbound Collection by Hyatt portfolio in late 2017. HRI Properties will spend approximately $50 million to refurbish the National Register of Historic Places building, which opened in 1929 as the James Robertson Hotel before it became an apartment building in 1978. 

The hotel will have 4,000 square feet of meeting space, a grab-and-go market concept, a lobby lounge serving light fare, a fitness facility, and a rooftop pool and bar. The property is near popular Nashville landmarks such as the Music City Center, the Bridgestone Arena, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

"There are very few historic buildings of this size located within Nashville, and we saw it as a unique opportunity to re-create history by returning the building back to its original use as a hotel," said Michael Coolidge, chief investment officer, HRI Properties. "The Unbound Collection by Hyatt is an ideal fit for this new hotel. It will maintain its individuality and distinct character, and guests will benefit from the operational excellence and amenities that come from being associated with Hyatt."