Upscale Décor, Nightly Entertainment, and Casual Vibes at AAA Four Diamond Hotel
The jukebox in the lobby of the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel plays only music penned by past guests. That could severely limit the repertoire anywhere else, but because the hotel is located in a town that's synonymous with country tunes, the jukebox will never lack for material. The hotel earned AAA's Four Diamond rating 27 years in a row for its upscale décor and service, but that air of sophistication melds seamlessly with clever nods to Nashville's musical roots. Posters of bluegrass legend Bill Monroe hang behind the front desk. Morning wake-up calls feature the voices of Vince Gill, Amy Grant, and Brenda Lee. And live music at the piano bar livens up cocktail hour.
The bright and spacious deluxe guest rooms overlook downtown, West End Avenue, or the campus of Vanderbilt University. Skylight-style windows in lower-level rooms allow sunlight to shine on sleek black-and-white dressers and tables. Exemplifying Loews' southern hospitality, room service operates 24 hours a day.
You can use the dining credit included with this Getaway at eat Restaurant, where chefs use local ingredients to put a modern twist on classic southern fare such as catfish and fried chicken. Each night, the hotel’s piano bar features live entertainment and cocktails garnished with fresh herbs from the patio garden.
Nashville, Tennessee: Music Lovers' Paradise with Myriad Cultural Offerings
Nicknamed Music City, Nashville's known as a hub for country music, fostering talents such as Patsy Cline and Dolly Parton and hosting decades of concerts at the Grand Ole Opry. Despite its country roots, the city has embraced rock, rap, jazz, and other genres. At the clubs of Honky Tonk Row, up-and-coming musicians and songwriters step into the spotlight. Artistic offerings extend to the downtown galleries, such as the Frist Center for Visual Arts, which features a collection ranging from ancient Egyptian coffins to northern Renaissance paintings.