With boutique hotels booming and iconic luxury names set to hit the city streets, here we round up the latest hotel offerings in Music City and a look ahead at what’s to come…
Check in to the latest openings:
Dream Nashville – opened March 2019
Dream Nashville officially opened in March 2019 and has been indulging guests with Art Deco luxury ever since. Located in the historic downtown district of Printers Alley, the 168-room hotel is situated just blocks away from Music City’s Lower Broadway honky tonks, famed Ryan Auditorium and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Dream Nashville is the latest offering from the New-York based chain which currently has properties in New York, Miami, LA and Bangkok. The hotel pays homage to its historical routes having restored the two building facades dating back to 1891. Guests can experience modern dining, a cosmopolitan bar and vault nightclub in addition to elegant rooms and suites.
Downtown Sporting Club – opened April 2019
Set in the heart of music city on Lower Broadway, Downtown Sporting Club offers views, drinks and games galore. Opened in March 2019 by local hospitality connoisseurs Benjamin and Max Goldberg, the four floor property and former honky tonk offers 20 boutique sound-proofed guest rooms, rooftop bar with spectacular city views, dining options and most notably movie screens and axe-throwing lanes to amp up the entertainment. Located on the first floor, The Ribbon Room restaurant serves up American classics with a modern flair for brunch, lunch and dinner, best served with a killer homemade cocktail. In true honky tonk highway fashion live music will feature every day.
Van Dyke’s Bed and Beverage – opened April 2019
With hand crafted cocktails and eight boutique luxury rooms, Van Dyke’s Bed and Beverage exudes East Nashville creative cool and is located in the heart of the neighbourhood’s historic Five Points area. Opened in April 2019, the first floor offers a stylish bar open to the public and each of the eight rooms above are named after a beverage, with decor and specific glassware in keeping with your tipple of choice. The rooms on offer include two ‘top shelf’ suites named after Champagne and of course in true Tennessee fashion, Whiskey. The hotel also offers a private rooftop bar for B&B guests only. Grab a drink or a wink at Van Dyke’s.
The Russell – opened June 2019
Located in a 115-year-old church in the heart of East Nashville, The Russell offers boutique beauty in spades. The 23-rooms incorporate a plethora of the original detailing such as stain glass windows, exposed beams and pew headboards as part of the mid-century modern renovation. The church’s old bell tower has been transformed into an insta-worthy suite, boasting an interior balcony with views of the pastel tinted stained glass. Catering for social media savvy guests, The Russell features digital check-in, a ‘Smile Booth’ in the lobby to snap a picture, plus an in-house podcasting station to record. The hotel also supports local non-profit organisations that provide resources to the homeless.
Dive Motel & Swim Club – newly opened August 2019
The Dive Motel & Swim Club opened its doors in August 2019 and offers a quirky renovated 1950sera motel with vintage vinyl, fixtures and influence throughout. The motel features heavy retro design, a disco ball in every room (although the theme of each boutique room is individual to each suite) and a swim club locals can join. Lyn Porter, co-owner of the Dive Motel & Swim Club stated “We are tapping into the romantic nostalgia of a motel” and updating it with mod cons to suit the savvy traveller and local alike. Snap a pic, pull up a pool chair and bask in retro glory in northeast Nashville this summer.
Check out what’s to come in 2020 and beyond:
- Nashville’s Margaritaville Hotel is now taking reservations for its December 2019 opening. The property will feature 217 guest rooms and rooftop pool city views.
- Virgin Hotels Nashville is set to open in 2020 with 240 guest rooms. Sir Richard Branson commented “Nashville’s time is now and we want to be part of that excitement”.
- Construction on the Marriott Edition has broken ground in The Gulch neighbourhood of Nashville, set to open in 2022
- A new Four Seasons hotel will be the first five star hotel to open in Nashville in over a decade, with its downtown doors opening in 2022