Original Author: William Williams
"After previously targeting a mid-2017 groundbreaking for his then-$18 million hotel project, local businessman and developer Mark Cleveland changed directions and had The Architect Workshop and Tuck-Hinton, both locally based, compete to design the hotel structure for his site, which is bordered by Lafayette Street, Ash/Division streets, and Fourth Avenue South.
The contest approach was distinctive — much like the boutique hotel building is expected be. It offered 10 metrics, with each one worth between five and 20 points. The final point tally was a mere three-point differential in Tuck-Hinton's favor. Of note, runner-up The Architect Workshop will be paid $10,000 for its time and effort." Read full NP article >
The Nashville Post's Managing Editor, William William's meets with our Chief Inspirational Officer and Owner, Mark Cleveland for an in depth interview about the coming launch of this unique hotel project:
"Local entrepreneur Mark Cleveland continues to move forward with his Stanza Nashville, a 12-story "micro flat-iron building" targeted for SoBro and to house a boutique hotel...
I understand you now hope to break ground on Stanza Nashville by year’s end. Originally, you had hoped for mid-year. Thoughts?
My goal is to break ground by the end of the year. I’m approaching this project like it’s a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity to build a uniquely distinctive structure and challenge myself to rethink the value of everything delivered in this new hospitality experience. Done right, we get to change the expectations for affordable accommodations in Nashville.
It is a real challenge get the offering just right, and not overbuild. I expect to build a strong proof of concept that stands alone in the Nashville market, but I hope in the process to discover a platform for a new national brand born in Nashville."
For the rest of the interview, visit the full article by the Nashville Post HERE >
"Businessman building innovative lodge for downtown's bachelor(ette)s, conventioneers wants to use autonomous vehicles to shuttle guests... ...Because Cleveland's lot is so small, parking will be non-existent. Cleveland hopes guests will use Uber and Lyft, take taxis, loaner bikes, or walk. The $25 million Division Street enhancements going on right now will extend to the property and improve walking and biking safety around the future hotel.
Some guests will inevitably have a car though, so Cleveland has come up with an innovative idea. Guests can park at a lot down the street and a driverless car will follow them and bring them back to the hotel. “People will fly into Nashville just to experience this,” Cleveland says. Eventually, a second driverless car may be deployed to shuttle guests to popular tourist destinations.
There is only one problem with the plan. Driverless cars aren’t legal on Tennessee roads. That doesn’t deter Cleveland. This hotel developer is a proven business leader who founded Swiftwick athletic socks, is CEO of Hobby Express, a manufacturer of radio-controlled airplanes, spent 17 years in the transportation business and has held management positions at nine other companies. He knew what to do..." - Segment from Nashville Banner article.
See how our Chief Inspiration Officer, Mark Cleveland plans to bring the future of transportation to Tennessee:
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Original Article by Nashville Banner's, Amy Eskind
Cleveland is calling the hotel Stanza Nashville and it will not offer a regional or national brand. He has enlisted Nashville-based Kennon Calhoun Workshop for design. The firm’s Josh Spence will serve as project development director, with James Kennon to be the lead architect."
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Original Article by Nashville Post's, William Williams
In The Press- The first official press announcement for the plans of Stanza Nashville aired this Tuesday, September 8th on News Channel 5 following the groundbreaking for Nashville's new Division Street connector.
News Channel 5's Emily Luxen met on site with Stanza Nashville Owner, Mark Cleveland to get the details on what will be Nashville's newest 12 story tall boutique hotel. Design and location have been carefully planned to meet the demand for Nashville's growing market of convention-goers and bachelor/bachelorette parties who seek affordable rooms and virtually effortless access to downtown.
Get the official story from News Channel 5 >