Broadwest to offer luxury Hilton hotel

Hilton will operate a luxury hotel at the future Broadwest project, now under construction in Midtown, Nashville Business Journal reports.

Huntsville, Alabama-based Propst Development and Franklin-based Chartwell Hospitality (which focuses on hotel projects) are co-developing the site at 1600 West End Ave., at the split of Broadway and West End.

The 250-room Hilton-brand hotel will be component of a 34-story tower that also will also include 220 luxury condos. On an adjacent site will rise a 21-story 510,000- square-feet office tower, with a plaza connecting the two buildings (pictured).

Both high-rises are expected to open by summer 2021, according to plans.

NBJ reports the co-developers are negotiating a franchise agreement with Hilton.

In 2018, Propst paid $36.9 million for the 3.9-acre property, on which Nashville-based developer Alex Palmer planned for years the two-tower West End Summit.

Chris Brown, Propst president, told NBJ the developers have hired New York-based interior designer Champalimaud Design for the hotel design. Similarly, Rob Schaedle, Chartwell president, said the future luxury Hilton hotel at Broadwest will cost more than $500,000 per room, accounting for about $125 million of the project's overall $500 million price tag.

Brown and Schaedle declined to disclose the specific Hilton brand, NBJ reports.

Hilton operates luxury brands Waldorf Astoria and Conrad.

Permit applied for related to future downtown-based private school

The owners of what will be downtown Nashville first private school — to be located in an historic masonry building that once accommodated Vanderbilt University — have applied for a permit related to the effort.

Last October, Washington, D.C.-based Blyth-Templeton Academy told the Post it was eyeing a fall 2019 opening for the co-ed college preparatory school, to have an address of located at 631 2nd Ave. S. in the Rutledge Hill neighborhood across from the Metro’s Fulton Complex.

Harvest Construction Co. LLC will handle the rehab work, according to the permit. 631 Second & Elm LLC owns the building.

Described in marketing materials as an “experiential micro school,” Blyth-Templeton will occupy about 19,000 square feet of the Litterer Laboratories building, located at 631 2nd Ave. S. in the Rolling Mill Hill neighborhood across from the Metro’s Fulton Complex.

The school is not disclosing the cost to get operational and expects about 80 students for its first semester. The school will serve students in the fifth through 12th grades and have an annual tuition of about $15,000. The school is seeking students and teachers, according to Head of School Kalee Willingham Barbis.

Nashville-based Manuel Zeitlin Architects is handling the design of the interior spaces.

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SLC begins work on mixed-used project in Colorado

Nashville-based real estate developer Southern Land Co. and financial partner GTIS Partners have broken ground on mixed-used building Rêve Boulder in Boulder, Colorado.

To feature housing, retail and office space, the building is expected to be finished in summer  2020.

“We worked hard to design something that will be a perfect fit for the Boulder community and will integrate well with the city as a whole,” Michael McNally, SLC senior vice president of multifamily development, said in the release. “We envision Rêve Boulder as a place where Boulder residents will not only work and shop but gather for community events, festivals and other outdoor activities.”

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