North Point Hospitality’s 21-story, $140 million landmark tri-branded Marriott project in Nashville is on schedule to open in the third quarter of 2018, said S. Jay Patel, president and CEO of the Atlanta-based hotel owner, manager and developer.

NORTH POINT HOSPITALITY, an Atlanta-based hotel development and management company, on Sept. 27 celebrated the topping out of the first tri-branded Marriott hotel in the U.S.

Attending the private ceremony were key leaders and executives from Marriott International Inc., SunTrust Commercial Real Estate, the construction lender, and North Point Hospitality.

The tri-branded $140 million, 470-room Marriott, going up in Nashville’s SoBro neighborhood at 410 5th Ave. South, includes a 125-room SpringHill Suites, a 136-room Residence Inn and 209-room AC Hotel. All guests of the hotels will have access to the full-service amenities within this landmark property.

“This is a major construction milestone for our 21-story hotel,” said S. Jay Patel, president and CEO of North Point Hospitality. “The project continues to move forward on schedule and we look forward to debuting this unique hotel to the public and the Nashville community in the third quarter of 2018.”

North Point on Sept. 27 held a private topping-off ceremony at the new Nashville hotel. Patel is in the front row, fifth from right.

The SpringHill Suites/Residence Inn/AC Hotel by Marriott Nashville Downtown is a one-of-a-kind hotel. Located diagonally from Nashville Music City Center, the AC Hotel rooms will face Korean Veterans Boulevard, and the Residence Inn and SpringHill Suites rooms will face Fifth Avenue South. While guests of each hotel will arrive at one main entrance, once inside, they will experience three distinct hospitality brands. In addition, hotel guests will be offered a wider variety of amenities and options to serve all their travel needs including an indoor/outdoor, resort-style pool and pool bar with stunning views of downtown Nashville. The hotel will feature a larger than traditional fitness center and multiple food and beverage options not normally offered at each individual brand, including 11,000 square feet of leased retail and restaurant space on the ground floor.

“Nashville is a vibrant and growing city with visitors who demand the best,” said Joe Pella, senior vice president at SunTrust Commercial Real Estate. “SunTrust has a strong relationship with North Point Hospitality because the company’s leadership has a proven ability to build world-class hotels in compelling locations; their project near Music City Center is a great example. We are pleased to extend our congratulations as they top out their newest hotel.”

The location is convenient for business travelers attending meetings and conventions at the Music City Center and for leisure guests visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Johnny Cash Museum, Bridgestone Arena, Lower Broadway, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nissan Stadium and the area’s many restaurants.

North Point has named Juan Mera general manager of the hotels and Peter Garapic as director of sales.

Mera joined North Point Hospitality in 2004. He most recently was area GM for five North Point hotels in Savannah, Georgia. Previously we managed North Point hotels in Nashville and Atlanta.

Garapic recently joined North Point Hospitality. He has 25 years’ of experience in hospitality sales, most recently as senior sales manager with the Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

North Point Hospitality owns and manages the 194-room Hilton Garden Inn and adjacent 119-unit Home2 Suites Hotels in Nashville’s west end, near Vanderbilt University.