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1808 West End being converted to a hotel

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I have posted this a couple of different places, but we may need a separate thread on it. The 1808 West End Ave building is the large 15 story blue and white building on the right just before 19th going toward 440. I think they may build a parking structure in the rear of the building as well. As far as the name brand of the hotel, I am clueless.

This is the company that bought it back in the spring.

http://www.amerimar.com/overview.asp

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Ironically, this building was once publically referred to as the 'Beruit Hilton' by some of it's past occupants. It apparently was so run down that it evoked imagery (exagerated somewhat) to the bombed out high rise in Beruit, Lebanon during the Lebanese civil war in the late 80's.

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Good to hear that building is getting a new lease on life. I always though it was an interesting structure with lots of nostalgia in it that could be capitalized on. I wonder if they will keep its retro look or will they will refacade it?

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Good to hear that building is getting a new lease on life. I always though it was an interesting structure with lots of nostalgia in it that could be capitalized on. I wonder if they will keep its retro look or will they will refacade it?

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Just noticed this in a December permit listing from the Tennessean. Hutton Hotel?

Commercial demolition. Value: $1 million. Ray Bell Construction Co. Inc. took out a permit to conduct interior and exterior demolition to the 15-story building at 1808 West End Ave. for a Hutton Hotel.

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The only thing I can find is this:::

Hutton Hotel

Hutton hotel is a new upscale hotel located in the heart of Nashville Tennessee. thier relaxed yet elegant atmosphere is custom tailored to fit their guests wants and need

This was from a company that designed the logo. Evidently this is a local person doing this. I hope they have some experience. Other than this I have not been able to find squat. I am sure someone has a business plan on file with a business license somewhere.

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Just noticed this in a December permit listing from the Tennessean. Hutton Hotel?
Commercial demolition. Value: $1 million. Ray Bell Construction Co. Inc. took out a permit to conduct interior and exterior demolition to the 15-story building at 1808 West End Ave. for a Hutton Hotel.

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I think what I found when I spoke to some of the contractors is that there will be an interior demolition, because there are plans to build a sky walk over the alley probably into another building I suspect, with Barakats aid will be a parking garage.

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Thanks for the post. I knew about the company but it still does not say a lot about the brand of the boutique. Everything we have assumed is right on, even the garage in the rear.

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So, goodbye 1808! That's a little sad as I always thought of that building as a landmark. I did think it had a rather "cool" retro look.

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The NBJ article withstanding; it sounds like the building will be rehabbed. From the Amerimar website (emphasis mine)...

Amerimar saw the opportunity to maximize the property

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I don't know how they could demolish it and build a new one by the fourth quarter of 08.

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Thanks for the post. I knew about the company but it still does not say a lot about the brand of the boutique. Everything we have assumed is right on, even the garage in the rear.

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From the looks of things as I have driven past, it looks like a rehab. I think I saw outside elevator track being installed and they would not do that if it were a demolition.

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From the looks of things as I have driven past, it looks like a rehab. I think I saw outside elevator track being installed and they would not do that if it were a demolition.

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Richard, do you know how much Amerimar plans to invest in this property, including the garage? Is the garage going to go up where that 1960s era bank branch (that used to be a lingerie store LOL) is... on the corner? Or will that be in the back (where I don't see that much room to build)? Will the new 3000 sf of retail front on West End?

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I would bet that the garage is going up in the back as the sky walk is going to be over the alley way. There is a huge parking lot behind both buildings.

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Richard, do you know how much Amerimar plans to invest in this property, including the garage? Is the garage going to go up where that 1960s era bank branch (that used to be a lingerie store LOL) is... on the corner? Or will that be in the back (where I don't see that much room to build)? Will the new 3000 sf of retail front on West End?

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I like that it retains aspects of the exterior that still hark back to 60-70s architecture. It's an interesting move to go independent with the branding. Hutton is a strong nostalgic sounding name at fits the hotel well IMO.

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Kind of bland, but I'm glad to see that they will keep the main part of the structure. So what is currently on that side where they have the canopy in the rendering? Does this company own the property where that bank branch was (at the corner)? Is the new parking structure pictured in the rendering ... behind the building?

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