Bright & Early: Moving On Up Edition

Good morning, Nashville. Yesterday marked the groundbreaking for the $250 million Omni hotel project downtown, which is slated for a mid-2013 completion. The hotel will serve the new convention center, providing 21 stories, 800 rooms and 80,000 square feet of event and meeting space in addition to a spa, pool deck and fitness center. It will also be connected to the Country Music Hall of Fame. As a condition of building it, Omni agreed to reserve 200 of the 300 full-time jobs it creates for Davidson County residents.

Photo by Ricky Tibbs.