A new hotel broke ground in Smyrna on Wednesday.
Avid Hotels is a franchise based hotel brand originally launched in 2017 by InterContinental Hotels Group. The first hotel opened in 2018 in Oklahoma City.
The Smyrna location helps to put the new hotel chain on the map. Further hotels are planned in the US, Canada, Mexico and Germany.
The hotel will be built in the area behind O'Charleys off of Sam Ridely Parkway in Smyrna, TN.