Walkway will link Omni Hotel, Country Music Hall of Fame - WKRN News 2

Walkway will link Omni Hotel, Country Music Hall of Fame

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The new hotel adjacent to the Music City Center will be connected to the Country Music Hall of Fame next door, developers announced Thursday.

A seamless pedestrian walk will link the Country Music Hall of Fame to the new $275 million Omni Hotel when construction is complete.

Butch Spyridon, president of the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, couldn't be happier.

"If you look at Nashville, two of the words we use are ‘unique' and ‘authentic.'  Integrating the hall of fame with Omni Hotel continues that authentic brand," he told News 2, adding, "We're really excited, we think this is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a unique Nashville experience."

The 800-room, 25-story Omni Hotel is scheduled to open in 2013, just a few months after the Music City Center is expected to open.

Metro Council members approved funding for the hotel last month.

Among the attractions planned for the new hotel include restaurants, another Hatch show print shop and an 800 seat auditorium for performances.

The $585 million 1.2 million square-foot convention center is already under construction just south of the Sommet Center, in an area bordered by Demonbreun Street to the north, Korean Veterans Parkway to the south, 5th Avenue to the east and 8th Avenue to the west. 

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