Music City is booming. These four new hotels offer places where different kinds of travelers can get in on the action.
For the High Roller
Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville
For all its hospitality offerings, Music City is actually a tad short on five-star properties. That changed this past November, when the Four Seasons Hotel and Private Residences Nashville opened in desirable SoBro, just a block from both the Cumberland River and Lower Broadway. Aside from the ideal location, the 235-room-and-suite new building is chock-full of luxury amenities: a posh spa and salon, a resort-style seventh-floor pool, and the excellent Mimo Restaurant and Bar, which blends Southern and Southern Italian cuisines (don’t miss the chicken and waffles at brunch). Musical offerings abound as well, such as the Room Service by Gibson package, which offers pickin’ patrons an in-room acoustic guitar and a VIP guided tour of the Gibson Garage flagship store.
From $925, fourseasons.com
For the Partyer
If you trip in downtown Nashville, you’ll probably fall into a bachelorette party. For those planning a weekend of celebratory revelry, W Nashville, which opened in late 2021, is an ideal home base. Start with brunch at The Dutch, an outpost of James Beard Award winner Andrew Carmellini’s New York comfort-food spot (also make a dinner reservation at Carne Mare, his on-site modern Italian chop house), then do drinks on the largest hotel pool deck in the city. Spend the evening exploring the trendy surrounding neighborhood, the Gulch, before going out with a bang at Proof, the 14th-floor bar decorated with photos of music icons, from Jerry Garcia to, of course, Dolly Parton.
From $329, w-hotels.marriott.com
For the Hipster
Waymore’s Guest House and Casual Club
Downtown may draw the tourists, but in-the-know locals—from up-and-coming artists to established songwriters like Gillian Welch and Todd Snider—hang out across the river in East Nashville. As of this past November, the area now has an appropriately on-trend boutique hotel, Waymore’s Guest House and Casual Club. Located at the edge of bar- and restaurant-laden Five Points, the pet-friendly property has 93 rooms, ranging from suites to hostel-style bunks, along with a sleek lobby bar and lounge that serves espresso in the morning and craft cocktails—what could be a better drink for this town than the Cowboys and Such, made with tequila, pineapple, turmeric, lime, Cointreau, and spicy salt?—at night. A rooftop bar is also set to debut later this year.
From $235, waymoresnashville.com
For the Environmentalist
1 Hotel Nashville
Many of the features at the 1 carry over from the eco-focused brand’s seven other global properties: There’s a show-stopping ivy-covered facade, along with sustainability-forward amenities such as stylish reclaimed-wood paneling, carafes made of recycled wine bottles, and a clothing donation program for any garments you don’t want to take home (that ill-considered cowboy hat purchase, perhaps?). The hotel, which opened last July, also boasts skyline views, a great location in SoBro, a Bamford Wellness Spa, and three dining outlets: the casual café Neighbors, Harriet’s Rooftop bar, and 1 Kitchen Nashville, a farm-to-table restaurant from culinary director and former Top Chef contestant Chris Crary. Caring about the planet, after all, doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to treat yourself once in a while.
From $513, 1hotels.com