Meet Me in Music City
January 27, 2012
Music City is all grown up.
Country-western roots will always course through Tennessee’s bloodline, but Nashville’s youngest stylists are spinning fresh interpretations on the city, making an eclectic, fun stopover with dazzling shop finds, ingenious, even gutsy cuisine and one of the nation’s most impressive live music scenes.
Centrally located and one of Nashville’s shining stars, The Hermitage Hotel is to Nashville what Chateau Marmont is to Los Angeles, long hosting a patronage of musical elite, U.S. presidents, actresses and gangsters. Today, rockers Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora pen tunes in the lobby bar.
Following a $17 million renovation on its 100th anniversary in 2010, the 5-star hotel was named to Travel + Leisure 500 World’s Best, Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Awards and U.S. News & World Report Best U.S. Hotels in 2011. Nashville’s top luxury comes in the form of Italian sienna marble, Russian walnut, stained glass, 600-thread count Italian Frette linens and Persian rugs but is able to manage elegance minus the stuffy.
In February a Romance Package, which includes a Deluxe King room with champagne and truffles, All American breakfast for two and valet parking, runs $329 a night. Or bump up to the Suite Heart Package with Junior Suite accommodations, fitted with the same amenities plus pre-registered check-in, a personal concierge, rose petal turndown and a late checkout for $579 per night. thehermitaghotel.com, 615.244.3121
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