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Dolly Parton plans to convert recently-purchased $75M Nashville office into a hotel

Dolly Parton Behind Move to Convert Nashville Office to Hotel

Dolly Parton, through her Dollywood Company, has acquired the 211 Commerce building for $75 million. Although Parton and her company did not confirm what she plans to do with the building, numerous news sources claim she and her company plan to convert the 11-story office building into a hotel.

Nearly 40 years ago, Parton first opened her massive entertainment district, Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, which now includes two hotels, a water park and a theme park.

Parton opened one hotel in Tennessee this year. Last month, HeartSong Lodge & Resort, Dollywood’s second resort, opened its doors.

The Nashville Business Journal reports that Parton told the crowd at her latest hotel dedication, “Some people are calling me a hotelier now,” and said that more Dollywood hotels are in the works.

She is also planning to open a new museum called The Dolly Parton Experience in spring 2024 in her Pigeon Forge theme park.

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