NEW YORK, Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson has revealed its Nashville building designs with local ownership and developer Dean Chase of Construction Management firm D.F. Chase Inc., and architecture firm, BLUR Workshop from Atlanta, Georgia. Expected to open in the fall of 2016, Virgin Hotels Nashville will be located at the start of the city's historic and nationally recognized Music Row, with the address One Music Row.
Raul Leal, CEO of Virgin Hotels said, "With Virgin Hotels Chicago now open and bustling, we're thrilled to reveal our plans for our next property, Virgin Hotels Nashville. Partnering with BLUR Workshop and interior design firm, MarkZeff, has enabled us to incorporate our musical heritage and playful tone of voice into this new building, bringing something entirely different to the Nashville hotel scene."
Virgin Hotels Nashville will feature 240 Chambers and Grand Chamber Suites, along with 15 penthouse residential units. The ground floor will include Virgin Hotels' signature space, The Commons Club, a hybrid, bar/lounge, laidback study and restaurant with the vibe of a membership club but without the fees. A centerpiece bar, live entertainment venue, plus an outside veranda with sweeping views of the city will be among the spaces also featured.
The property will also bring another world class recording space to historic Music Row with a studio designed by Michael Cronin fully integrated into the facility. This facility will truly give the property the "work, play, live" flavor that Nashville is primed for.
Other dining and bar options will be available for hotel guests and locals, including a rooftop pool that will offer an evolving food concept. Guests will also have access to a gym and wellness center, and 14,000-square-feet of meeting space will be available for events.
Virgin Hotels Chicago is now open and accepting reservations at www.virginhotels.com, with Nashville slated for the fall of 2016 and New York the summer of 2017. Virgin Hotels continues to explore properties in cities such as Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, Austin, Seattle, San Francisco, Washington D.C., and London; locations where it is pursuing hotel and office conversions and ground-up development.
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About Virgin Hotels:
Virgin Hotels is a lifestyle hospitality brand that combines heartfelt service, straightforward value and a seamless, personalized hotel experience with the track record of innovation and smart disruption that Sir Richard Branson's global Virgin Group has pioneered for more than 40 years. Each property will intermix a passion for food and beverage with music and culture, fusing with the local landscape and providing a vibrant and inclusive environment for travelers and locals alike. Virgin Hotels Chicago is now open, with Nashville, New York and others to follow. For more information, please visit www.virginhotels.com.
About Dean Chase
Dean Chase is the CEO of D.F. Chase, Inc., the construction manager for the project, and Dean is also the head of CK Global, the entity charged with developing the Virgin Hotel Nashville. D.F. Chase Inc. is a national construction services firm headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, and is one of the largest construction services firms in Tennessee, having successfully managed projects throughout 35 states in the aviation, commercial, educational, logistics, healthcare, hospitality, industrial, and retail industries.
About BLUR Workshop:
BLUR Workshop, led by Scott Sickeler and Liz Neiswander, is an Atlanta-based full service architectural and interior design firm specializing in custom hospitality designs and environments. BLUR's broad ranging practice currently includes a 5000+ key hotel in Saudi Arabia, a glass pavilion ballroom on the Potomac, and a luxury guest residential community on St. Kitts.
Based in New York City, MARKZEFF is an international, full-service design-consulting firm. Following its philosophy of natural fusion, MARKZEFF blends interior and environmental design with brand development to create experiences that inspire and stimulate the senses. Mark Zeff, founder and president of MARKZEFF approaches each project, from luxury yachts to the development of global brands to revolutionary hospitality ventures, with a holistic design methodology that embodies its natural fusion philosophy. With innovation as its bedrock, Mark Zeff delivers cutting edge design with an eye for elegance and style.
SOURCE Virgin Hotels