Press Release

June 20, 2019

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Begin Construction; Will Redefine Luxury Lifestyle in Nashville


Congress Group and AECOM Capital celebrate ground breaking of first Four Seasons Hotel and Luxury Private Residences in Tennessee, project is a culmination of Nashville’s sustained success

NASHVILLE (June 20, 2019) – Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company; The Congress Group Inc., a Boston-based real estate investment and development firm; and AECOM Capital, the investment arm of AECOM, today celebrated the groundbreaking of Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville.

“Today, we officially celebrate the start of construction on an iconic tower which will become synonymous with Nashville’s skyline,” said Dean Stratouly, president of The Congress Group. “Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville will be the premiere luxury destination to live and stay. In a city where business is booming, and individuals come from around the world to experience the culture and music, this property will dramatically rewrite what is possible for any resident or visitor.”

Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville is a five-star, full service hotel with 236 keys, a world-class spa, an array of lavish amenities, and 143 Private Residences which will set a new standard for premium living in Music City.

Four Seasons is renowned for operating some of the best hotels, resorts, and residences in the world, and for their dedication to service and quality excellence. The brand’s arrival to Nashville, which will be the first Four Seasons in the state of Tennessee, is the culmination of nearly a decade of economic and cultural advancement and momentum in the city.

Matching the arrival of major businesses and corporate headquarters in Nashville, the new Hotel and Private Residences will be located in the heart of downtown. It is strategically located adjacent to the Cumberland River, within a block of fresh and exciting culinary and nightlife experiences throughout SoBro and on Broadway, and just across the street from West Riverfront Park and the award-winning Ascend Amphitheater. This prime location will make the project the ideal spot for visitors and residents to experience the best of Nashville.

Construction is being led by AECOM Hunt and is designed as LEED Gold. With demolition work on the site having been completed in May, foundation work will commence now throughout the rest of 2019 with the project aiming to go vertical in early 2020.

“When Four Seasons chooses to enter a market, it seeks to redefine what luxury quality, service and lifestyle can be,” said Timothy D. Haskin, senior managing director of AECOM Capital. “To achieve that, up to the standards of Four Seasons, you have to assemble an exceptional team of architects, designers and visionaries, and we’ve done just that with our project team.”

The project is being designed and executed by a world class team of architects, designers and engineers, which includes:

  • SCB, project architect;
  • HOK, interior design of the luxury residences and amenity spaces;
  • Marzipan, interior design of the hotel and public spaces;
  • Barge Design Group, civil engineer and permitting;
  • Cosentini Associates, MEP engineer;
  • MKA, structural engineer; and
  • TTL, geotechnical and environmental engineer.

The development team expects to commence marketing and sales of Four Seasons Private Residences in the near future. To see more details first, sign up at

About AECOM Capital

AECOM Capital is an investor and developer of real estate and other large-scale projects across North America and select international markets. Targeting high-quality, risk-adjusted investments, AECOM Capital leverages AECOM’s broad range of resources across engineering, design and construction services for deal flow, due diligence, execution and project delivery. AECOM Capital has a total development value of over $4.5 billion across approximately 11 million square feet. As part of AECOM, a fully integrated global infrastructure firm, we connect knowledge and experience across a global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM had revenue of approximately $20.2 billion during fiscal year 2018. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at

About Congress Group

Congress Group is a leading commercial real estate investment and development firm, having successfully acquired, developed, re-positioned and/or entitled and managed over 7 million square feet of real estate over the past 35 years, valued at over $1.5 billion. Alongside a solid wealth of knowledge and expertise, our in-house talent and energy set us apart. The company’s mindset is as important as its achievements; we embrace challenge as well as opportunity and approach each project with a passion and entrepreneurial spirit that drive projects forward to successful completion. For more information, visit

About Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Founded in 1960, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continual innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. Currently operating 115 hotels and resorts, and 42 residential properties in major city centres and resort destinations in 48 countries, and with more than 50 projects under planning or development, Four Seasons consistently ranks among the world’s best hotels and most prestigious brands in reader polls, traveller reviews and industry awards. For more information and reservations, visit For the latest news, visit and follow @FourSeasonsPR on Twitter.

Media Contact:

Jason Marshall

Senior Director, Global Communications


Development Team Contact:

Justin H. Wilson