January 17th, 2020

AWH Partners Invest in DoubleTree by Hilton Nashville Downtown

exterior view of doubletree nashville downtown

New York, NY–
January 17, 2020

Investors Select Hotel as Ideal Entry Point into Rapidly Growing Southeastern Market

AWH Partners, LLC, a privately held real estate investment, development and management firm, announces today an investment into the DoubleTree by Hilton Nashville Downtown, a strategically planned investment in the alluring market. Conveniently located in the epicenter of Downtown Nashville, the newly renovated, 341-room hotel offers ideal access to Music City’s impressive list of corporate and leisure demand generators. Newmark Knight Frank (NKF) brokered the sale and financing of the acquisition for the purchaser, an affiliate of The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc. (Inland), and Spire Hospitality, AWH’s full-service hospitality management company, is now managing the DoubleTree by Hilton Nashville Downtown for Inland’s affiliate.

“We have been diligently watching Nashville for a fitting investment for some time,” says Jon Rosenfeld, co-founder and managing partner, AWH Partners. “Our team invested substantial time understanding the healthy pace of demand growth while also watching the recent, substantial supply growth in the destination. This vast hotel – fresh from a 2019 renovation and poised in the heart of the city – is an ideal investment for our portfolio, providing a great opportunity for current returns over a long-term hold. Additionally, as the DoubleTree by Hilton brand is known for its consistent and comfortable hotel experience, we’re eager to continue embracing guests in warmth and welcome.”

As the third largest city in the Southeast, Nashville has emerged in the past few years as one of the most dynamic, accessible and affordable cities in the United States. Cultural diversity, a variety of strong industries and a thriving creative community make Nashville among the nation’s best cities for relocating, expanding and starting companies. Due to its low cost of living, no income tax and central location, Nashville has been able to attract numerous domestic and international corporations with top-tier talent.

“The corporate activity development in Nashville is remarkable,” said Chad Cooley, co-founder and managing partner, AWH Partners. “Amazon is opening its 5,000-person Operations Center of Excellence in downtown in 2021; Philips added more than 1,000 jobs in the past year at Philips Plaza, which is adjacent to our hotel; while Smile Direct Club moved to the same building, also bringing thousands of jobs. Alliance Bernstein moved its headquarters from New York City, bringing over 1,000 jobs, the vast majority of which will be above Nashville’s existing median annual wage. This hotel is poised to benefit from this corporate growth, coupled with the alluring leisure draw of the downtown destination.”

DoubleTree by Hilton Downtown Nashville is steps from Ryman Auditorium and countless bars and restaurants on Broadway, as well as a short drive from Nissan Stadium, Bridgestone Arena, Tennessee State Museum and the Tennessee State Capitol. An early 2019, multi-million-dollar renovation of the hotel introduced a fresh, modern and approachable guest room design. Culinary offerings include the Fourth & U Restaurant and Bar, in addition to the seasonally popular Patio 315, which boasts live music, lawn games, firepits and a movie-size projection screen. Alongside 20,000 square feet of flexible meetings and events space, additional property offerings include an indoor pool, Starbucks, fitness center and valet parking.

For additional information on DoubleTree by Hilton Nashville Downtown, or to make a reservation, visit the hotel’s website or call +1-615-244-8200. For the latest news from DoubleTree by Hilton, visit newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.

About AWH Partners, LLC
AWH Partners, LLC (“AWH”) is a privately held real estate investment firm formed by alumni of The Blackstone Group and The Related Companies. Since 2010, AWH and its principals, Russ Flicker, Jon Rosenfeld and Chad Cooley, have amassed a sizeable portfolio of hotels across the country. AWH owns Spire Hospitality, a top-tier, national hospitality platform and AWH Development, a full-service real estate development company, providing complete vertical integration in the hospitality investment space. www.awhpartners.com

About Spire Hospitality
Spire Hospitality, led by CEO Chris Russell, is a third-party operator of 6,000 room keys and 300,000 square feet of meeting space across 17 states. The Spire portfolio, with a focus on large, full-service hotels, includes unique independent properties and premier branded assets across Hilton Hotels & Resorts (HLT), Marriott International (MAR) and InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Spire Hospitality offers expertise in all facets of hospitality management and is committed to preserving, protecting and enhancing the value of hotel real estate. www.spirehotels.com

About DoubleTree by Hilton
DoubleTree by Hilton is a fast-growing, global portfolio of 580 upscale hotels with more than 216,000 rooms across 46 countries. Over the past 50 years, DoubleTree by Hilton has maintained its philosophy that it’s the little things that make a big difference, from welcoming guests with its signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie, to serving the local community. Thanks to the dedication of its Team Members, DoubleTree by Hilton ensures the absolute best experiences for guests and continues to be a symbol of comfort through contemporary accommodations and amenities, including unique food and beverage experiences, state-of-the-art fitness offerings, and meetings and event spaces. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. To make reservations, travelers may visit doubletree.com. Connect with DoubleTree by Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Learn about the latest brand news at newsroom.hilton.com/doubletree.

About Hilton
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 17 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,000 properties with more than 954,000 rooms, in 117 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company, Hilton earned a spot on the 2019 World’s Best Workplaces list and has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its 100-year history. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, nearly 99 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can’t buy, plus enjoy instant benefits, including digital check-in with room selection, Digital Key, and Connected Room. Visit newsroom.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.