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Convention Center Authority Approves The Joseph Hotel Room-Block Agreement
CONVENTION CENTER AUTHORITY APPROVES THE JOSEPH HOTEL ROOM-BLOCK AGREEMENT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 9, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Convention Center Authority voted unanimously this morning to approve a room-block agreement with The Joseph Nashville. The new full-service, luxury hotel, which will be built by Ohio-based developer The Pizzuti Cos. on the 0.75-acre site at Korean Veterans Boulevard and Fourth Avenue South, will bring an additional 297 rooms to downtown. Construction is expected to begin this summer.
Under the room-block agreement, The Joseph Nashville will make 100 rooms available to conventions booked three years in advance, and 75 rooms available to conventions booked between two and three years in advance. This will bring Music City Center’s total room block inventory up to 1,500 rooms for business booked three years in advance. The Convention Center Authority’s other room-block agreements include the Omni, Renaissance and Westin Hotels.
“We are thrilled to welcome The Joseph to Nashville and excited about our partnership with them,” said Charles Starks, President/CEO of the Music City Center. “Our future bookings continue to be very strong and it’s absolutely necessary to our success that we have enough hotel rooms within walking distance available to our clients.”
The Convention Center Authority also unanimously approved the 2018 fiscal year operating and capital budget to fund the Music City Center’s operations and capital improvement projects. Fiscal year-to-date, the Music City Center has generated over $170 million in economic impact with tax collections up 20.74 percent year over year in December 2016.