Hilton Nashville Downtown Unveils Dynamic New Lobby Experience As Part Of $32 Million Dollar Renovation

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December 17, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Hilton Nashville Downtown and Turnberry Hospitality today announce the completion of a dynamic new lobby experience as part of the $32 million dollar renovation of the only all-suite, full-service hotel in downtown Nashville. Following Phase I enhancements completed in July that included a renovation of all 330 guest suites and a sophisticated new executive lounge, the hotel today introduces a completely transformed grand atrium lobby and Parkview Café & Lounge, reimagined MarketStreet restaurant and an open-design business center, among other upgrades. The hotel will conclude its transformation in early 2015 when it introduces a Trattoria Il Mulino from the iconic New York-based Il Mulino restaurant brand.

"The transformation of our lobby, Parkview Café & Lounge and MarketStreet restaurant offers a modern and lively setting in a desirable location in the heart of Nashville," said Ray Waters, president, Turnberry Hospitality. "With the opening of Trattoria Il Mulino in early 2015, we look forward to bringing a buzzing Italian culinary experience to Nashville's evolving dining scene as we continue to share the new Hilton Nashville Downtown with guests and the local community."

New Grand Atrium Lobby and Parkview Café & Lounge (November 2014)
Reflecting Nashville's legacy as a modern city rooted in rich musical heritage, the completely transformed grand atrium lobby and lounge is now a lively social environment that blends sleek elegance and hometown-inspired accents to evoke the spirit of Music City. The lobby features a modern design aesthetic with exotic, warm woods and rich finishes, including sleek metals and polished marble and granite, all inspired by the intricate details of the guitar.

New additions include a grand circular glass entrance, stunning marble flooring accented by modern rugs and elegant yet comfortable furnishings that invite guests to relax and connect. A focal point of the lobby is a centerpiece screen wall that ascends 30 feet along the elevator shaft, featuring a juxtaposition of wood, metal and open segments in a repetitive pattern to resemble piano sheet music.

The reimagined Parkview Café & Lounge centered within the grand staircase is now a vibrant social gathering space, while MarketStreet restaurant serves as an inviting breakfast area with dramatic lighting that can transform into a multi-function event space. In addition, the lobby vestibule now features an open-design business center, offering two PCs and two Mac computers with high-speed internet access along with printer.

Trattoria Il Mulino (early 2015)
Trattoria Il Mulino, the new casual chic restaurant concept from iconic Il Mulino New York, will open its fourth location at Hilton Nashville Downtown, bringing a hip and authentic, highend Italian culinary experience to the city of Nashville.

Designed by The Johnson Studio of Atlanta and in collaboration with the corporate design team for Il Mulino New York, the trendsetting restaurant will boast a chic atmosphere in line with the 20th street location in New York. Other highlights include a bustling open kitchen and a bar with wood-fired pizza oven to add to the seen-and-be-seen ambiance.

Trattoria Il Mulino will offer an upscale menu of Abruzzese-inspired Italian cuisine, which pairs traditional flavors with modern and inventive dishes. Culinary highlights will include Orecchiette with broccoli rabe and pork belly; Spaghettini with spicy crab and meyer lemon; Spicy herb Cornish Hen baked under a stone; and a full raw bar. Hand-crafted cocktails and a premium wine list will also be available. Trattoria Il Mulino will be open for brunch, lunch, dinner and bar service, and is accessible from the hotel's grand atrium lobby and a street entrance on 5th Avenue.

Media can access additional information about Hilton Nashville Downtown at news.hilton.com/nashville.

Contacts:
Melanie Fly
Hilton Nashville Downtown
+ 1 615 620 2182
melanie.fly@hilton.com

Niki Jensen / Clara Tsang Murphy O'Brien
For Hilton Nashville Downtown
+1 310 586 7122 / +1 310 586 7186
njensen@murphyobrien.com / ctsang@murphyobrien.com

About Turnberry Associates
Turnberry Associates provides world-class asset and hotel management for luxury, full- and select-service hotels. Adhering to long-held Turnberry standards of excellence, Turnberry Hospitality properties are renowned for their quality, personalized services, inviting amenities, exceptional guest relations and unparalleled attention to detail. The Turnberry Hospitality portfolio includes Turnberry Isle Miami in Aventura, Fla., Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Hilton Nashville Downtown, Courtyard by Marriott Orlando, Marriott Residence Inn by Marriott and Courtyard by Marriott in Aventura, Fla., and Hampton Inn in Hallandale Beach, Fla. www.turnberry.com

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