The luxury hotel and residences at 1100 Porter seeks to embrace the urban nature of the surrounding Gulch neighborhood while setting itself apart from other developments. Plant life became a key exterior feature of the proposed 28-story hotel and residences, an offering for guests seeking biophilic spaces within the city where greenery is less prevalent. The planter edges aid in defining key areas for outdoor access in prominent public areas including meeting spaces with a 5,000-square-foot ballroom and a sky bar on the 13th floor.

Material selection is crucial in the presentation of the project along Porter Street and Grundy Street. Glass, brass-toned metal, wood, and varying masonry create an inviting and warm entry. The tower is a mixture of cast concrete, metal, and glass—materials that differentiate from each other texturally and reflect the cosmopolitan nature of the Gulch—that will integrate into Nashville’s skyline and the surrounding urban landscape. The project seeks to showcase the capacities of cast-in-place concrete that is prevalent as an exterior material for a large portion of the building. The flared concrete columns begin to identify key programmatic transitions within the tower while visually setting it apart from traditional structures. Pursuing LEED Silver certification, the hotel will also include 272 guest rooms and 72 residential units, meeting space, a rooftop pool and bar, a spa/fitness facility and private bar and lounge, 10,000 square feet of restaurant, and 126 parking spaces.