Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Nashville’s Union Station Hotel

Nashville’s Union Station Hotel, fresh from a $10 million renovation, marks its grand reopening Oct. 9, exactly 107 years after the Louisville & Nashville Railroad opened the building as a showplace train station.

“We see Oct. 9, 2007, as a rededication of a Nashville treasure,” said Phil Goldfarb, president and chief operating officer of Turnberry Associates, majority owner of the property.

Highlights of the $10 million renovation project involve a complete restoration, cleaning and redressing of the station’s original design and architectural features, including:

~Delicate accents in the 65-foot lobby, including a polishing of the 128 panels of multi-colored stained glass atop the hotel’s original barrel-vaulted ceiling
~Addition of an “upscale comfortable” restaurant named Prime 108
~Installation of a new marble floor in the hotel’s expansive lobby, plus cleaning of the hotel’s original gold-leaf medallions and rare bas-relief sculptures
~New marble in all bathrooms, and many guestrooms amended with glass-enclosed showers
~A total makeover of all guestrooms—no two of which are exactly alike—including furniture,
fixtures and décor
~Behind-the-scenes modernization of heating, air-conditioning, Internet and other systems.

Read more HERE.

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