Hilton's Curio Collection makes Nashville debut

The Hotel Fraye Nashville, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, has opened in Nashville’s Midtown neighborhood, marking the brand's debut in the city. The project was developed by Eagle Realty in partnership with Greystar and Whitman Peterson with Concord Hospitality Enterprises. The hotel is managed by Concord Hospitality Enterprises. 

The 200-room hotel has a ground-floor restaurant alongside a lobby, a rooftop bar and lounge and amenities such as a pool and a fitness center.

Guestrooms combine industrial accents such as concrete high ceilings, exposed brick and minimalist metal furnishings with automatic sensory lighting and curated furniture pieces. 

The property has nearly 6,000 square feet of event space, and the seventh floor includes an outdoor terrace with views of the city. 

Design Team

Designed by R2L and constructed by JE Dunn, the interiors were tailored by EOA Group, drawing inspiration from Nashville’s history, with details alluding to a woman’s journey to carve her own path as a vanguard in Music City. 

EOA partnered with DAC Art Consulting to curate the artwork of her journey. The interiors have bold patterns, eclectic compositions and ornate marble accents. 

Chandeliers and funky light fixtures vary by each room and add moments of sparkle representative of the gemstones and jewelry that are popular in the South. Public spaces and guestrooms have graffiti murals, fashion editorial–style photography and abstract art pieces, all alluding to a female muse. 

Food and Beverage

Hotel Fraye’s restaurant and bar spaces include the seventh-floor Eddie Ate Dynamite—a rooftop bar and lounge with indoor and outdoor spaces—and Gathre. Executive chef Tony Fraske partnered with regional farms to bring a Tennessee-to-table approach to the hotel's menus. 

Gathre has an oversized bronzed sculpture of stag antlers over the bar, bridging the space between the lobby and restaurant. Other elements reflect Nashville’s equestrian culture, from rope-light chandeliers emulating a bridle and reins to horsehead iron door knockers displayed throughout dining spaces. 

Meetings and Events 

Meetings and event spaces are spread across four rooms on the seventh floor, including a 3,000-square-foot ballroom with capacity for 275. Each room has a distict personality, with enhancements such as a King Hospitality Suite and a photogenic living wall nearby.