The much anticipated unveiling of the Omni Nashville Hotel is here, and the hotel is kicking off the celebration today with a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The day will start with a guest welcome reception at 10:30 a.m., followed by an invocation and opening remarks. Omni Hotels & Resorts executives and a number of local dignitaries will be in attendance, including: Governor Bill Haslam and the First Lady Crissy Haslam, Mayor Karl Dean, members from the Metro Government of Nashville and Davidson County, leaders from Music City Center, Nashville Convention Center Authority, the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp., and the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.
Following the ceremony, guests will tour the hotel, check in and enjoy live entertainment from popular local Nashville bands. Watch this post today for images from the ribbon cutting and other events. Then join us tonight for an hour-long Twitter party: join the #OmniNashville Twitter conversation for your chance to win an exclusive getaway to the Omni Nashville Hotel!
Omni Nashville Hotel is located adjacent to Music City Center and is connected to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum. It boasts over 800 luxurious guest rooms and suites and offers more than 80,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The décor is one of urban elegance with a vintage touch. The design and layout of the hotel reflects the local flavor of the city, with a fabulous art collection culled from Tennessean-based artists. The art, inspired by the music history and culture in Nashville, conveys a unique sense of place – you can almost hear the music without an audible soundtrack. The art in the rooms is Nashville-related, recalling postcards, travel sketches and hatch show prints. Several pieces were commissioned specifically for the hotel, including a Nudie Suit Series by Dolan Geiman, which was directly inspired by the famous Nudie suits made popular by Western stage performers, such as Porter Wagoner.
The hotel also offers a number of gastronomic delights, inspired by authentic southern cooking. Led by Executive Chef David Harker, the hotel features a rich array of culinary possibilities, including: Kitchen Notes, Bob’s Steakhouse, Barlines and Bongo Java. Kitchen Notes is a three-meal-a-day modern yet welcoming restaurant featuring a fresh, contemporary spin on Nashville’s famous regional cuisine including such standouts as Pickled Shrimp, Tennessee Smoked Squash Risotto, Salty Charred Okra, Sweet Potato and Blue Cheese Gratin, Southern Vegetable Po Boy, Maple Chess Pie and Apple Betty Pancakes, all made with the freshest local ingredients. A Biscuit Bar within Kitchen Notes offers a delectable selection of homemade biscuits with various sweet and savory toppings. For those looking for a more traditional dining experience, Bob’s Steakhouse offers the finest steaks and chops in a classically elegant steakhouse setting. Barlines is the place to imbibe in all matter of hard beverages from the perfectly mixed cocktail to an in depth selection of the finest Tennessee whiskeys at its Whiskey Bar. On the softer side, but no less powerful, is Bongo Java, a favorite, local Nashville coffee house that’s sure to be local hotspot.
Once you have indulged your palate and feel the need to kick up your feet, take advantage of the Mokara Spa. Nashville’s premiere spa will offer a full range of salon and spa treatments. Choose an invigorating massage, a rejuvenating facial, or just relax in a tranquil setting. Guests can also enjoy the sweeping views of downtown Nashville with a cocktail in hand on the deck of the urban rooftop pool – the city’s only rooftop pool.
|Edited by Jay Cooney, Omni Hotels & Resorts.
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