Pods Offer Quiet Space for Facility Guests
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Music City Center now offers guests more quiet
spaces designed to improve focus and well-being in the busy convention
center environment. The innovative structures are called Nook pods.
“The size and activities of our events vary greatly. Attendees thrive
on those group activities, but also appreciate quiet workspaces,” said
Music City Center President and Chief Executive Officer Charles Starks.
“It’s important we meet the needs of our guests, and these pods do
Originally designed in the United Kingdom, Nook is a multi-purpose
mobile pod built to support productivity and inclusiveness with personal
space, noise reduction, and select lighting.
Music City Center installed six “Huddle” Nook pods outside
traditional meeting rooms and halls throughout the building. Each pod
features bench seating, a tabletop workspace, an electrical outlet, and
“Our guests are reimagining and reutilizing lobby spaces in much
different ways,” said Music City Center Senior Vice President and
Chief Operations Officer Elisa Putman, “So we continue to add
different type of seating to make the experience more comfortable and able
to do business.”
“This is our first ever installation into Nashville,” Nook Pod USA
Principal Stewart Brown said. “We’ve only just installed them and
they’re already in use, so people need that moment.”
Touted as a “sanctuary for everyone,” Nook is a neuro-inclusive
certified autism resource. Pods are currently installed in several
professional sports stadiums, college football stadiums, schools, and
other various shared space facilities across the country.
To view a video of the new nook pods, visit the Music City Center
YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/x_4vWpMQWcc .
About the Music City Center
Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, Music City Center (MCC) is a
2.1 million square foot convention center with more than 353,000 square
feet of exhibit hall space, two ballrooms, 55 meeting rooms, and a
covered parking garage with 1,800 spaces. The mission of MCC is to
create significant economic benefits for the greater Nashville area,
while focusing on community inclusion, sustainability, and exceptional
customer service, through conventions, trade shows, and community