Omni Nashville Hotel in Downtown Nashville, Tennessee
Omni Nashville Hotel is an 800-room hotel Designed by HKS Hill Glazier Studio. The building features Zahner pre-treated weathering steel, fabricated into custom column covers for the building's structural supports.
The hotel serves the downtown Nashville area and it adjoining neighbor, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Zahner provided flat sheet Solanum Steel, a prepatinated weathering steel product. Made using weathering steel, Solanum is suited for interior and exterior environments. An internal pedestrian pathway provides a seamless connection from the hotel to the museum expansion; situated along the pathway are Nashville-inspired restaurants and retail spaces.
The hotel and expanded museum serve as a beacon for the Music City and Convention Center District, bringing additional entertainment space, restaurants and retail venues to downtown Nashville. Focusing on sustainability, the hotel and expansion project is expected to achieve LEED-Silver certification.
In some circumstances, the Solanum Steel material can be sealed. This is often desired for trafficked environments where people will touch the surface. For interior applications of Solanum Steel, the material can be sealed with a clear coating to provide a softer touch. However, for exterior applications, it is recommended to leave the material unsealed. Sealing is not recommended for outdoor applications because the coating will require further maintenance over time, and may change appearance as the sealant interacts with the changing environmental conditions.
Custom column cover systems provide decorative and functional aspects to both interior and exterior architectural design. Column cover manufacturing has been a mainstay of A. Zahner Company's production for several decades, producing both custom and standard systems for designers all over the world.