The expanding Virgin Hotel empire set to bring its lifestyle accommodation experience to the country music capital stage in 2019Virgin Hotels, the lifestyle hotel brand by Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson, marks a new milestone as it breaks ground with The Buccini/Pollin Group and BPGS Construction on Virgin Hotels Nashville. The groundbreaking ceremony, held on location on Wednesday, September 20, marks Virgin Hotels’ fourth property currently under construction, behind Virgin Hotels New York City, Virgin Hotels Dallas and Virgin Hotels New Orleans. Virgin Hotels Nashville will open its doors in 2019.

Located in the historic Music Row area of the city at 1 Music Square W, Virgin Hotels Nashville will deliver a one-of-a-kind hotel experience with 240 Chambers, including Grand Chamber Suites, multiple dining and drinking outlets. Travellers will also find the brand’s signature Commons Club, a rooftop and pool, and – fitting for Music City – a speakeasy.

“We are so excited to be bringing Virgin Hotels to the thriving city of Nashville,” said Raul Leal, CEO of Virgin Hotels. “The spirit of this city is absolutely electric – from the music to the cuisine, to the culture. We are fortunate to be a small part what makes Music City such a popular destination among travellers. We can’t wait to welcome guests here.”

During the event, members of the Virgin Hotels development team took the first shovels to the ground at the future hotel site. Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Hotels CEO Raul Leal hit the stage for remarks, followed by a cocktail reception to toast the latest venture at the historic RCA Studio A.

The star-studded reception featured live entertainment by country music singer/songwriter Charlie Worsham; other guests included, recording artist John Prine, musician Chris Isaak, singer-songwriter Miranda Lambert with Anderson East, country singer Kenny Chesney and many more.

Virgin Hotels Nashville will be a new build located in the heart of Nashville at the corner of Division Street and Music Square W. The hotel will be in smashing good company as the neighbourhood boasts some of the most famous recording studios in music history, shops, restaurants and other attractions.