SOURCE: Hardin Construction

August 15, 2012 14:52 ET

Hardin Construction Co. & Joint Venture Partner Hunt Construction Group Break Ground on Hyatt Place Nashville/Downtown

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Aug 15, 2012) - Hardin Construction Company and Hunt Construction Group (Hunt-Hardin) in joint venture as the project's general contractors have broken ground on a 13-story Hyatt Place hotel in downtown Nashville, Tennessee.

The hotel is a joint venture between White Lodging Services Corp. and Host Hotels and Resorts, Inc. The Hyatt Place Nashville/Downtown will be constructed on the former site of Rock City Machine Co, and will be developed and managed by White Lodging. The hotel will be White Lodging's second hotel in Nashville.

The 13-story hotel's architect of record is PFVS Architects, and it will include 3,600 square feet of meeting space and a 163-space parking garage. The hotel's lobby will include the Hyatt Place brand's signature food and beverage options, including The Gallery, a full bar serving wine, beer, spirits and coffee open 24 hours and a new complimentary hot breakfast, known as the a.m. Kitchen Skillet, featuring signature breakfast sandwiches and other offerings.

All 255 suites are 20 percent larger than the average hotel room, and decorated in Hyatt's signature, upscale décor. Guests can relax in separate sitting and sleeping areas equipped with a mini fridge while watching their room's 42-inch flat screen TV and enjoying free Wi-Fi.

The project -- located at 301 3rd Avenue South, a block from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum -- is scheduled for completion in late 2013.

About Hardin Construction
Celebrating 66 years of excellence, Hardin Construction Company, LLC is one of the nation's leading construction services firms, providing unequalled expertise for projects of broad scope and complexity through its culture of integrity, innovation and opportunity. With capabilities in general construction, construction management, design-build and renovation, Hardin is a leader in green building and sustainable practices and is recognized nationally for its safety practices. Privately-held, Hardin's headquarters is in Atlanta, Ga., with branch offices in Atlanta, Tampa, Fla., Orlando, Fla., Raleigh, N.C., and Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.hardinconstruction.com

About Hunt Construction Group
In its 67 year history, Hunt has been known as one of the nation's leading construction services firms consistently ranking among the top contractors by Engineering News-Record, and is ranked #2 in hotel construction (ENR Sourcebook September 19, 2011). Growth and innovation are the cornerstones of Hunt's team and their constant strive for knowledge makes us the standout organization we are today. We pride ourselves on being the best in construction management, design-build, integrated project delivery, general contracting and preconstruction services. For more information on Hunt, visit www.huntconstructiongroup.com.

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