1 Hotels opens Nashville property, plans Austin debut

1 Hotels, the sustainable luxury lifestyle hotel brand founded by Barry Sternlicht, has opened its eighth property, 1 Hotel Nashville, and plans to open its first Texas location, 1 Hotel Austin, in 2026.

Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, directly across from the Music City Center and close to the Country Music Hall of Fame, 1 Hotel Nashville offers 215 rooms, including 37 suites with city and skyline views. An ivy-covered facade and native landscaping evoke nearby natural attractions, from the Cumberland River to the Smoky Mountains and the Natchez Trace.

“With the opening of 1 Hotel Nashville, we celebrate our brand’s entry into this dynamic and culturally rich region,” said Sternlicht, founder/chairman, 1 Hotels and CEO, Starwood Capital Group. “We’re excited to bring a tangible demonstration of our overarching mission, vision and purpose—including a commitment to luxury sustainability, communities, holistic health and wellness and natural design—to an iconic city, admired for its positive energy, devotion to live music, down-home hospitality, festive food and family fun.”

Sustainability-themed touchpoints in the guestrooms include wooden room keys, in-room chalkboards to reduce paper use, closet hangers fashioned from 100% recycled paper, in-room carafes made from recycled wine bottles and the 1 Less Thing year-round program, which enables guests to leave behind gently used clothing items for 1 Hotel to donate to local organizations in need.

The hotel also features three distinct dining concepts, including Harriet’s Rooftop Bar; Bamford Wellness Spa and Anatomy fitness and yoga studio; and Crossvine, a multi-purpose convention and conference center, with more than 2,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space

1 Hotel Austin, developed in partnership with Lincoln Property Company and Kairoi Residential, will be an integral component of a mixed-use hotel, residential and retail project currently under construction at the meeting of Waller Creek and Lady Bird Lake. Upon completion, the property will be the tallest tower in Texas and overlook a verdant green gateway to the historic Rainey Street District, according to the brand.

“In one compelling location, 1 Hotel Austin captures the rich diversity of ingredients and experiences that make our brand’s offering unique,” said Sternlicht. “When we open our doors, our guests will immerse themselves in the energetic attractions of the Austin creative community, while simultaneously serving a restorative relationship to the Hill Country’s natural beauty. We have never been more deliberate about aligning our creative process with our brand’s purpose of connecting our guests to the beauty of nature, to each other, and most memorably, creating an ‘oasis; for themselves.”

Tony Curp, SVP/development, Kairoi, added, “The 1 Hotels brand is the perfect complement to our mixed-use development, as it will embody the natural beauty of Waterloo Greenway. We look forward to 1 Hotel Austin setting a new benchmark for sustainable luxury that will be virtually impossible to match.”

“As an ownership group, we are thrilled to be bringing 1 Hotel to Austin,” said Seth Johnston, SVP, Lincoln Property Company. “The quality of their product and their commitment to refined sustainability align with our values both as a company and as a city. We are looking forward to 1 Hotel integrating seamlessly into the fabric of the Austin community.”

The site directly abuts a newly connected multi-mile chain of parks, bike trails and pedestrian paths designed by urban planners to reveal and restore the creek’s natural ecology.

The hotel will include a pool on the 16th floor, which will provide views of Austin City Limits and the Waller Creek greenway below.