NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - The need for more hotel rooms in Nashville increases as the city enters the transition phase of welcoming more tourists back to Music City.

Since 2019, more than 20 hotels in Davidson County have been under construction. Even during the pandemic, more than a dozen opened to the public, and even more, are on the way.

This Friday, The Gallatin Hotel opens in East Nashville. The former church turned hotel will the newest addition to Gallatin Pike.

“I can’t believe that this area has grown so fast,” Manny Hernandez, who has been working on the Gallatin Hotel for the last several months, said. “East Nashville, a few years ago, wasn’t like this. It’s safe now.”

This week, developers announced that another luxury hotel is coming downtown. The Ritz Carlton will be the anchor of a new development at the roundabout on Korean Veterans and 8th.

Now that people are getting back out and traveling, more people are staying in hotels in Nashville. But because of the influx in tourists, some have had difficulty finding available rooms at a reasonable price.

“It was really difficult because the rooms are getting booked quicker. And before, given a year ago how it was, it was a bit difficult,” Madeline Agosteo, who is visiting Nashville for the first time from Florida, said.

However, others, such as Lisa Sunday, visiting from New Jersey, had no problem at all.

“It wasn’t difficult at all. You just go online and book your hotel, and they had plenty of rooms,” Sunday said. “The hotel is great— nice and quiet and clean. Price is great.”

According to the Nashville Convention and Visitor’s Corporation, more than 15 hotels are in development and final planning stages in Davison County within the next three years. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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Melanie Layden is the weekend morning meteorologist at WSMV. She also has a segment during the week called "Growing Nashville" where she covers the growth of Music City. Melanie has been Working 4 You since 2014.

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