US: Nashville-based property developer Castlerock Asset Management has started work on The Bobby, in the city’s downtown area.
The project, located at 230 Fourth Ave. N, is a conversion of the former Wells Fargo Plaza building and is scheduled for completion by early 2018. The nine-storey building will feature 144 rooms and multiple food and beverage outlets including a café and restaurant and bar accessed via Fourth, a roof-top venue and bar, meeting spaces and street-level retail.
The start comes as Castlerock nears the completion of the SoBro building to house the Westin Nashville hotel.
“We’ve had much success surrounding the upcoming opening of the Westin Nashville in September, and we’re delighted to embark on our second project in Nashville,” said Seamus Ross, managing director of Castlerock Asset Management. “Nashville has a singular identity and creative appeal, and we aspire to introduce a boutique hotel that emulates this energy for the enjoyment of visitors and locals alike. We look forward to unveiling complete plans for the Bobby in the coming months.”
DF Chase will serve as general contractor, and David Mexico Design Group is the project’s architect.
Nashville has rapidly become one of the USA’s hotel development hotposts in recent years, with a number of boutique and lifestyle properties under construction.