Nashville Luxury Hotel Reopens Pool Deck After $3 Million Upgrade
Ever wanted sip cocktails on a tropical rooftop pool deck? Well, we’re pretty sure you can’t do that here in Huntsville (yet), but you certainly can in Nashville!
Just in time for summer, JW Marriott Nashville has announced a freshly completed, multimillion-dollar pool deck renovation. The downtown luxury hotel, which first opened almost five years ago, made extensive upgrades to the 12,000 sq. ft. pool area. Upgrades include: new décor and furniture, the addition of eight high-end private cabanas, planting an herb garden, and reinvigorating the Cabana Club Bar & Grill, the pool’s onsite food and beverage bar.
The newly renovated pool deck (now the largest in Downtown Nashville), designed in partnership with Stonehill Taylor, references a Mediterranean experience that is also mirrored through the revamped pool deck F+B menu. The updated look and feel features light linens and navy blues throughout, perfectly complementing the artfully crafted Cabana Club menu.
“We are thrilled to reveal the outstanding upgrades to our pool deck and Cabana Club,” said Fabrizio Calvo, General Manager. “At JW Marriott Nashville, we take pride in continually providing our guests with access to unique and exclusive experiences. In partnership with the Stonehill Taylor design team, we are delighted to introduce this new level of sophistication to guests of the JW Marriott this spring.”
While the pool deck formerly tied to the clean, contemporary, and industrial look of the hotel, the new look pulls inspiration from global design. Enhanced elements seamlessly blend a tropical vibe with an elevated summer retreat anchored in a luxury resort-feel. Also featured are two custom murals by Nashville’s own Tarabella Aversa. Additional greenery walls and flowers around the deck help create a stylish and calming atmosphere.
The swimming pool is surrounded by eight full-scale private cabanas offering plush seating, personal storage, a mini-fridge and television. Base-level cabanas hold up to six guests and include a dedicated cabana server, water bottles, and a seasonal fruit plate. Canopy-covered two-seater daybeds are also available to reserve, while additional rocking chairs and chaise lounge chairs will be available to hotel guests on a first come, first served basis.
Continued Calvo, “Since we opened our property in summer 2018, we have seen the dramatic rise in pool culture among hotels in the years that followed. We’ve always been pleased with the pool experience we offered our guests at JW Marriott Nashville, but this renovation and refresh allows us to respond to the heightened interests of our guests and even better meet their needs for an exclusive yet approachable luxury pool experience. Our holistic methodology—encompassing premium amenities and accommodations, food and beverage, activities and events— will make it one of the hottest spots to cool off in Music City.”
“We wanted a timeless design with classic details to evoke a sophisticated island-inspired oasis,” said Wally Aubuchon from Stonehill Taylor, the leading architecture and interior design firm behind the renovation, as well as the hotel’s original design. “Navy blues in patterns like plaids and stripes and white linen draperies are used to stand out from the overall industrial design of the hotel. The lush landscaping around the pool gives guests the feeling of being on an island retreat.”
Cabana Club, the dedicated poolside bar, will serve Mediterranean-inspired food including honey-whipped ricotta, shrimp cocktail and kabob skewers. Wine, seltzers and domestic and craft beers will be available as well as tropical drinks like the Olive Oil Martini, Paloma and Spritz. Staff will circulate the pool deck with two Frosé carts to offer the popular frozen beverage chairside.
The pool deck will be open daily for hotel guests from 6:00AM to 11:00PM, weather permitting. It will be available for private functions of up to 400 people upon reservation. To reserve a room or suite along with a cabana, please visit www.marriott.com/bnajw.
ABOUT JW MARRIOTT NASHVILLE
JW Marriott Nashville, Nashville’s first true luxury hotel brand and a Marriott International “Hotel of the Year” award winner, offers the ideal location in the heart of downtown, adjacent to the state-of-the-art Music City Center. JW Marriott offers 533 guestrooms, inclusive of 37 suites, featuring stunning skyline views from floor-to-ceiling windows along with a broad array of amenities, including Nashville’s top-rated restaurant and steakhouse, Bourbon Steak by Michelin Starred Chef Michael Mina. Offering a diverse setting for business, meeting and pleasure travel pursuits, the 33-story hotel features 77,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space, including a 15,000-sq. ft. Grand Ballroom, and 17,000- sq. ft. event lawn aptly named, The Green at JW. JW Marriott Nashville is conveniently situated within easy walking distance to Bridgestone Arena, Lower Broadway, Nissan Stadium, and the trendy Gulch neighborhood. Owned and operated by Turnberry Associates, JW Marriott Nashville is located at 201 8th Ave. South, Nashville, TN and officially opened its doors in July of 2018. To learn more, visit the official JW Marriott Nashville website marriott.com/BNAJW.com or follow the hotel on social media via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
ABOUT JW MARRIOTT HOTELS & RESORTS
JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio of brands and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. JW Marriott is a tribute to the founder of Marriott International, J. Willard “J.W.” Marriott, who prioritized his own well-being so that he could take better care of others. Inspired by his approach to life and rooted in holistic well-being, JW Marriott properties offer a haven designed to allow guests to focus on feeling whole–present in mind, nourished in body, and revitalized in spirit–through programs and offerings that encourage them to come together and experience every moment to the fullest. Today there are more than 100 JW Marriott hotels in more than 35 countries and territories worldwide that cater to sophisticated, mindful travelers who come seeking experiences that help them be fully present, foster meaningful connections and feed the soul. Visit JW Marriott online, and on Instagram and Facebook. JW Marriott is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.
Turnberry is one of America’s most dynamic real estate development groups with a fifty-year track record of creating destinations with its retail, hospitality, residential and commercial assets. The company portfolio includes the Aventura Mall, which comprises the world’s most recognized brands, chef-driven restaurants, limited edition experiences and museum caliber public art and design enjoyed by almost 30 million people annually; and Destin Commons, a 500,000+ square foot lifestyle center in Northwest Florida. Under the leadership of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jackie Soffer, the company is collaborating with LeFrak to create Solé Mia, a 184-acre mixed use project in North Miami. Turnberry also owns and operates Town Center Aventura and an array of select services hotels like the Residence Inn by Marriott Aventura Mall and the Courtyard By Marriott Aventura. For more information, visit www.turnberry.com.
ABOUT STONEHILL TAYLOR
Stonehill Taylor is a hospitality-focused architecture and interior design firm. The firm’s contextual approach to designing destinations is to create an inspired and distinct reflection on the location, space, history and culture for each project. Stonehill Taylor’s distinguished portfolio in interior design and architecture includes: TWA Hotel, The Whitby, Renaissance New York Chelsea, Moxy Chelsea, Ace Hotel New York, The Refinery Hotel, InterContinental Barclay, JW Marriott Nashville, and the Eliza Jane Hotel in New Orleans. Stonehill Taylor is at the forefront of sustainable design, developing projects that are conscious of their impact on local communities and the world such as: The Crosby Street Hotel, and Portland’s Press Hotel. For more information, visit: www.stonehilltaylor.com