Rule Joy Trammel + Rubio, Simeone Deary Design Group redesign Loews Vanderbilt Hotel

Just in time for the summer tourism season and the opening of the new Music City Center in downtown Nashville, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel completed its $17-million renovation.

Following six months of construction, the nearly 30-year-old, 340-room hotel now has the new Mason’s restaurant and Mason Bar, a new lobby, new guestroom bathrooms, new corridors, new designer suites and an updated outdoor patio space - all designed with a nod to the music, food and fashion that embody the modern image of Nashville.

The architect hired for the project was Rule Joy Trammel + Rubio.

Designed by Simeone Deary Design Group, the new lobby combines modern lines with warm tones and dark woods. With design elements like a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and a Hank Williams mural wall in the great room, guests can relax fireside among seating that includes connectivity at nearly every seat.

Mason’s and Mason Bar offer a nod to Southern charm with touches like a Mason jar chandelier suspended over the bar, Mason jar walls in the restaurant space, twinkling lights that mimic fireflies and cowhide leather chairs in the bar.


The new look continues upstairs with a remodel of all guestroom bathrooms including new finishes, fixtures and music-themed artistic designs, updated and brightened corridors on all 10 guestroom floors and modernized designer suites with designer finishes and details. An updated patio and new fire pit near the front drive offers guests an outdoor escape to enjoy a drink or the lights of Nashville.

The renovation’s project manager was Jonathan Nehmer + Associates, and the contractors involved were Brasfield & Gorrie and Land-Ron.

Located in Nashville’s Midtown, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel offers a contemporary escape in the heart of Music City. Renovated in 2013, the hotel has 340 rooms, including 14 suites, and modern gathering spaces to do business or casually mix and mingle. Its Southern brasserie-style restaurant, Mason’s, offers traditional Southern dishes with a French twist, while its public house-style Mason Bar serves local beers, wines and spirits in a casual setting. The property is one mile from the Music Row and within walking distance of Vanderbilt University.

Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels & Resorts owns and/or operates 19 hotels and resorts in the US and Canada including the newly acquired Loews Madison Hotel located in Washington at the epicenter of D.C. landmarks and the Loews Boston Hotel, situated on the corner of Berkeley and Stuart Streets.

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