Virgin Hotels Opens in Nashville; More Debuts

NATIONAL REPORT—Recent hotel openings in the U.S. include the new Virgin Hotel in Nashville, two properties in Austin, TX, and more.

Virgin Hotels Nashville
Virgin Hotels Nashville in the Music Row neighborhood has opened, offering 262 chambers (guestrooms), including Grand Chamber Suites, as well as multiple F&B outlets such as The Pool Club, a rooftop restaurant and bar; Commons Club, the brand’s flagship restaurant, bar and lounge; and Funny Library Coffee Shop.

Ranging from 291- to 592-sq.-ft., all chambers consist of two distinct spaces separated by a barn-style sliding door. The first space, The Dressing Room, combines the hallway and a dressing area, which includes a full vanity, makeup desk, an extra-large shower with a bench and a closet for two. The Lounge, the second space, includes a red Smeg mini-fridge, HDTV, yoga mat, pedestal table and built-in window seating offering views of the Nashville skyline and Music Row. All chambers feature custom lighting on sensors that automatically illuminate when guests move. 

Other amenities for the new-build hotel, which was developed by The Buccini/Pollin Group and is operated by Virgin Hotels, include a state-of-the-art fitness center and more than 9,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting and event space. 

Canopy by Hilton Austin Downtown
The six-floor, 140-room Canopy by Hilton Austin Downtown, developed and owned by Scenic Capital Advisors and managed by PM Hotel Group, has opened. 

Canopy Austin offers Canopy Central, the signature guest lobby; Verbena, a locally curated, full-service restaurant and bar; a terrace-level pool deck and bar; a 24-hour fitness studio; and a transfer lounge providing guests luggage lockers and private changing cabins. Complimentary services for guests include access to a local beer, wine or spirits tasting each evening; priority access to the terrace-level pool deck and bar; and a courtesy welcome gift upon arrival.

Canopy Just-Right rooms are fitted with signature amenities, including Canopy Beds featuring the ZoneActive 5-Zone foam topper and Serta Cool Balance technology; open closet systems with a built-in refrigerated drawer; a 55-in. television; Nespresso coffeemaker; and smartphone connection for in-room amenities.

Emeline, a luxury hotel from Rockbridge, has opened in downtown Charleston, SC. The property features 212 all-king rooms, Frannie & The Fox restaurant, a coffee shop, multiple living rooms, a garden-esque courtyard and retail space. 

Developed by RBHD and designed by Swoon the Studio, Emeline’s design elements were inspired by Charleston’s flora, fauna and its heritage as a port city. Guestrooms range from The Atelier, the one-bedroom king, to The Corner Suite, offering multiple views of historic Charleston, and The Maisonette, which offers a bi-level suite with courtyard views. 

The hotel offers more than 13,000 sq. ft. of total event space, and amenities include The Nooks, which offer complimentary sparkling, chilled and ambient water stations on each floor; a fitness center featuring Fitness on Demand classes and a Peloton bike; complimentary WiFi; valet service; custom Emeline house bikes; and in-room dining by Frannie & The Fox. 

Extended Stay America – Austin – Austin Airport
The four-story, 124-room Extended Stay America – Austin – Austin Airport has opened in Austin, TX.

The property offers complimentary WiFi; premium cable; a Stayfit fitness room; Stayclean laundry room; and the Stayplay lobby with additional vending options. The rooms include fully equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators, stovetop, cookware, utensils and dishes, as well as pillowtop beds, recliners, workspaces and television streaming capabilities.