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Ryman Hospitality Properties

Nashville’s hotels might be growing a little too quickly.

A recent report on the city’s hospitality market suggests that hotels around town may have some trouble filling the thousands of new rooms they’ve built.

Chris St. Clair / WPLN

Staffing is the latest hurdle facing Nashville’s growing hospitality industry, which is set to add over 100 restaurants and more than 3,000 hotel rooms by the end of next year.

A sparsely attended career fair at Music City Center on Tuesday reflects a much bigger problem facing the city.

Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

For all the tourism records being set in Nashville, there is one area that's lagging behind: The number of large conventions coming to town this fall is lower than in previous years, and tourism leaders say the city's high hotel demand bears part of the blame.

Tony Gonzalez / WPLN

The new hotels opening in Nashville this month are not cheap, but tourism officials hope the increased competition will start to bring down the rates in the region, which are right now among the highest in the country.