TEMPO BY HILTON NASHVILLE DOWNTOWN APPOINTS GENERAL MANAGER AND DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING

Hilton Nashville Downtown

NASHVILLE, TN. (September 13, 2023) – HRI Hospitality [3] (“HRI”), based
in New Orleans, announces two appointments to lead the opening of Tempo
by Hilton Nashville Downtown [1], including Rick Schatz as general
manager and Ronni Anderson as director of sales and marketing. The new
hotel is scheduled to open in spring 2024 adjacent to Nashville Yards in
the heart of downtown. In their new roles, Schatz and Anderson will
oversee the property’s 306 rooms, multiple food and beverage concepts
including Nashville’s first Bluestone Lane café, 1,000-square-foot
fitness center, outdoor pool and event lawn, fifth-floor sky lobby with
expansive views of downtown, and 10,000 square feet of indoor and
outdoor event space.

Schatz brings nearly twenty-five years of experience managing and
operating hotels across the U.S. Most recently, Schatz served as general
manager at the dual branded Hyatt Place Hyatt House Indianapolis
Downtown, where he oversaw the hotel opening and daily operations of the
316-room property. Prior to that, he held resort manager and director of
operations roles within lifestyle properties in Cape Cod and New
Orleans. Schatz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of
Redlands.

An accomplished sales professional with more than two decades of
experience in the Greater Nashville market, Anderson previously held
director of sales and marketing roles across several Nashville hotels.
Her experience ranges from boutique lifestyle properties to large
convention facilities and she most recently served as the regional sales
and marketing consultant for a hospitality group overseeing properties
across the Southern United States. Anderson is currently the Vice
President of the Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Tennessee
Chapter and serves on the global association’s Government Relations
Committee.

“We are thrilled to welcome Rick and Ronni to the team,” says Larry
Daniels, senior vice president of operations for HRI Lodging. “Their
extensive tenure in the hospitality industry, coupled with Ronni’s
twenty-three years of experience within the Nashville market, will
undoubtedly elevate our guest experience and establish our hotel as a
premier destination in the heart of Music City.”

Located at 3127 Rosa L Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203, the Tempo by
Hilton Nashville Downtown is owned by HRI Hospitality and operated by
HRI Lodging, LLC [4]. For more information about the hotel, visit
www.hilton.com/en/hotels/bnapopo-tempo-nashville-downtown [5].

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 About Tempo by Hilton
Tempo by Hilton [6] is a stylish and contemporary lifestyle hotel brand
with 25 properties under development. Thoughtfully designed and
uplifting, Tempo by Hilton is dedicated to exceeding the expectations of
the ambitious, modern traveler by offering accommodations, public spaces
and culinary options to help guests keep their pace, including a dynamic
lobby concept with dedicated spaces to relax, work and dine, as well as
modern fuel for day and night, such as a casual breakfast cafe and an
inviting coffee experience. Each Tempo by Hilton experience will include
well-being offerings, state-of-the-art fitness facilities and programs,
flexible meeting and working spaces and more. Learn more about Tempo by
Hilton at stories.hilton.com/tempo [7].

About HRI Hospitality
HRI Hospitality has built a robust lodging platform over its 40-year
history and currently owns and/or manages a diverse portfolio throughout
the nation’s premier lodging markets. Leveraging its seasoned leadership
team, deep sector expertise and vast network of industry relationships,
HRI Hospitality opened four new hotels in the top 25 markets in 2021 and
11 new hotels over the past seven years. For more information, please
visit https://hrihospitality.com/ [3].

About HRI Lodging
HRI Lodging, LLC (“HRIL”), a wholly owned subsidiary of HRI Hospitality,
LLC, provides hotel management services for both HRI Hospitality owned
and third-party property owners. HRI Lodging operates 29 hotels and is
an approved operator for premium branded and independent hotels. HRIL
employs strong revenue management strategies and optimizes efficiencies
to generate significant value across its managed portfolio. For more
information, please visit www.hrilodging.com [8].

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