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Marriott to run convention center hotel

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Marriott has been picked to run the $300 million hotel to serve guests of the new downtown convention center.

In an announcement made Tuesday, the Metro Development and Housing Agency said Marriott was chosen over Hyatt, Hilton, Omni and Wyndam.

The company plans to build a Marriott Marquis, which would be the fourth of its kind, joining facilities in Atlanta, New York and one being built in Washington, D.C.

The Marquis is the top-of-the-line brand Marriott attaches to convention centers.

The 40-story, 1,000-room hotel will include 100,000 square feet of meeting space, ballrooms, restaurants and retail areas and sit just south of the County Music Hall of Fame and adjacent to the planned Music City Center.

The new convention center is expected to bring in an extra $600 to $700 million in visitor spending each year and many believe the new hotel is necessary for it to survive.

Construction is slated to begin in the spring.

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