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High Expectations for a High-Rise: Westin

December 07, 2017

• 2017 Eagle Award and Award of Merit Excellence from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
• Client: Westin Nashville Hotel

Westin had high expectations for its new high-rise hotel in downtown Nashville, just steps away from Music City’s most iconic hot spots. Many of the challenges associated with this project stemmed from the location: It’s not easy to build a high-rise in the heart of downtown Nashville. Both logistics and scheduling were an issue, for materials and personnel.

For example, parking downtown is always at a premium. We encouraged alternative modes of transportation and provided a bus to transport employees to and from a common meeting point.

Once on the job site, our team faced an aggressive schedule. To keep everything moving on track, the lower levels, ballrooms and event spaces were built at the same time as the tower, featuring guest rooms, suites and entertainment areas.

Despite the challenges, Lee Company delivered. Open since the fall of 2016, the Westin Nashville is delighting local residents, business travelers and tourists. With its 454 guest rooms and suites, this 27-story (28, if you count the 13th floor) luxury hotel has changed Nashville’s downtown skyline: Visitors now enjoy a new view from L27, the highest rooftop bar in town. The hotel is a resounding success – and that’s music to our ears.



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