21c Museum Hotel, Nashville, USA
Call it lucky number seven if you will, but 21c Museum Hotels has found a perfect pairing for its seventh location within the burgeoning resurgence of Nashville. Housed in the 117-year old Gray & Dudley Building, the hotel group’s latest property slots right in with 124 rooms and its requisite space for contemporary art exhibitions and events.
New York-based Deborah Berke Partners has once again teamed up with the brand, this time to include elements of wood, copper, and zinc, that highlight the original Chicago-style masonry façade and terracotta accents on the outside and the large cast-iron columns inside. Guest rooms feature tall ceilings complemented by full-length drapery, wood floors, and a variety of art, while expansive views of the Cumberland River greet those who reserve one of seven rooftop suites.
Step outside and find yourself just several blocks away from Broadway, the epicentre of Nashville’s country music-inspired nightlife, or just mere steps from Printer’s Alley, a hidden gem filled with quirky bars and live music. Take in the sounds and sights, then retire for the evening at Gray & Dudley, the hotel’s restaurant led by executive chef Levon Wallace, where one can sample dishes from a locally-sourced seasonal menu, enjoy a nightcap, and of course, view more artwork.