Union Station Hotel interior image of the renovation lobby and entry way

Union Station Nashville Yards Hotel

Nashville, Tennessee

18,700 GSF

Originally established in 1900, the historic, former train terminal was transformed into a stunning hotel that still holds the integrity of its original state. The Marriott Autograph Collection Union Station Nashville Yards hotel is located in the newly developed Nashville Yards mixed-use development in the heart of downtown. Guests are within a short distance from Midtown, the Gulch, and Music City. Development will be connected below Broadway Street to allow guests to visit the dining and entertainment destinations via pedestrian-friendly park spaces. Design elements in the lobby include original, commissioned art that was inspired by Nashville’s legendary music scene; the barrel-vaulted ceilings, large-scale steel sculptures that were made from re-purposed and recycled materials, and three, 10-foot custom chandeliers.

Since 2014, Alvine Engineering has provided various MEP engineering services for the Marriott Union Station Nashville Hotel. Our team’s experience with this unique property enables our staff to create innovative solutions, while preserving its historic features.


  • Designed domestic hot water balancing system.
  • Renovation of the front meeting space to the historic use of an entryway off of Broadway, providing outdoor seating for lounging and dining, exposing the historic stairs, and adding a new, operable steel window vestibule enclosure.
  • Removal and renovation of the previous lobby bar to create an iconic element for visitors to frequent in the historic lobby space.
  • Replacement of existing exterior lighting fixtures and the upgrade of facade lighting to accentuate the historic architecture of the building.
  • Addition of a conference space.
  • Ongoing projects to expand on-site amenities and enhance the guest experience.

Photography credit: The Union Station Nashville Yards

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