Omni Nashville Hotel case study
QUIKRETE delivers consistent custom color mortar
By Chad Corley
The 800-room Omni Nashville Hotel combines the city’s vibrant music culture with a vast repertoire of sophisticated amenities including fine dining, an entertainment venue and a rooftop deck with a pool to create a one-of-a- kind luxury hotel experience.
Located in SoBro (South of Broadway district) across from the 2.1 million square foot Music City Center and attached to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum®, the Omni Nashville Hotel serves as the premier downtown accommodation for everyone from visiting tourists to celebrities to local residents.
Wasco, Inc. incorporated natural materials, exposed steel and regional limestone to deliver a modern look while still reflecting the city’s distinct and authentic character.
Nearly 80-3,000 lb bulk bags of QUIKRETE® Type S Mortar were used to lay the foundation blocks and 60-3,000 lb bulk bags of QUIKRETE® Type N Mortar in custom dark buff helped accent interior and exterior stone and brick work. In addition, the use of a bulk mortar silo system enhanced productivity and reduced labor costs on the project.
QUIKRETE® Mortar (Types S, N, & M) is a high strength commercial grade dry pre-blended mixture of sand and cements specially designed for building and reinforcing walls made of brick, block or stone. It meets the requirements of ASTM C270 types S, N, or M.
About the Author
Chad Corley is the Director of Public Relations at QUIKRETE.