With its abundance of legendary country music venues and deep-rooted musical heritage, Nashville is not called the Music City for nothing. One of the first hotels to fuse a lifestyle-oriented experience with old-fashioned southern hospitality is the Hutton Hotel, which has operated in the city’s bustling West End neighbourhood since 2008. The property recently completed a major renovation, thanks to The John Hardy Group, that now sees it equipped with its own living room-inspired music venue, Analog, equipped with state-of-the-art technology and 5,000 square feet at its disposal plus two writer’s rooms designed specifically to help those creative juices flowing. The 250 guestrooms and suites have also been given a fresh new look.

Under the creative eye of the Dallas-based design studio, Studio 11, Hutton Hotel is now an inviting mix of vintage furniture, eclectic music-inspired showpieces and colourful Southwestern motifs – a true embodiment of Nashville’s style. Awash with cool grey and blue tones, the hotel exudes a residential allure. That said, there aren’t many homes that come armed with an innovative restaurant in its midst. WestEnd, the hotel’s new dining concept, serves up inventive Southern fare in an equally well-appointed setting. From the preserved barn wood floor, to the horseshoe-shaped bar that connects both restaurant and lobby, the restaurant is an homage to both Nashville’s past and present.