New Orleans developer opens boutique Hyatt-affiliated hotel in downtown Nashville – Nashville Business Journal

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A new-to-Nashville real estate developer this month formally christened its debut project, restoring an 88-year-old building to its original use: a hotel.

HRI Properties, of New Orleans, has opened a 191-room hotel in the 12-story building at 117 Seventh Ave. N. The Holston House, named for the river in East Tennessee, means that a hotel is once again operating from the red-brick building (most recently, the building had contained apartments targeted for lower-income renters, before being purchased by prior owner Covenant Capital Group).

The independently owned Holston House hotel is affiliated with Hyatt Hotels Corp. (NYSE: H).

Click on the gallery to take a look inside, including a rooftop pool with a view of Nashville’s iconic tower. Also check out our interview with the developer, who previews the next type of project he’s eyeing for his Nashville encore.

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