Thompson Hotels officially opened the Thompson Nashville, marking the brand’s first property in the greater South and the first new-build, lifestyle hotel in Nashville. The hotel is being ushered into Nashville by AJ Capital Partners and The Berger Company, investors, owners and developers of hospitality assets; along with Nashville-based MarketStreet Enterprises, the master developer of Music City’s The Gulch neighborhood; Geolo Capital, co-owner of Thompson Hotels’ parent brand Two Roads Hospitality; and ERG Enterprises, a global investor.
Located in The Gulch, the 224-key luxury boutique hotel has a culinary partnership with Chef John Besh’s Our House Hospitality, bringing an upscale, lifestyle experience to Music City.
Thompson Nashville rises 12 stories and inhabits the site within The Gulch neighborhood. Stationed at the intersection of 11th and 12th Avenues, the hotel’s arrival completes the development of the city block that is the longtime home to legendary music venue The Station Inn. It’s also within a mile of other top cultural attractions, including the Ryman Auditorium, and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
“As we continue to plant our roots in different locations around the world, one of the most exciting aspects is learning what’s at the heart of each destination and how we can incorporate that pulse into our hotels,” said Niki Leondakis, CEO of Hotels & Resorts, Two Roads Hospitality. “Thompson Nashville is a prime example of this effort. The hotel combines the signature high-design and inspiring culinary offerings that Thompson Hotels is known for with dynamic programming that aims to engage both guests and Nashville locals, making the hotel a meaningful addition to the city and a welcoming new neighbor.”
The hotel will debut with a lineup of Nashville-based friends and collaborators to showcase the best of the city’s offerings, including music, fashion and cocktails.
Staying in tune with the soul of Music City, the nearby Third Man Records will contribute musical moments throughout the hotel. Guests can put a needle to the groove on a vintage turntable in the lobby thanks to a vinyl library stocked with Third Man releases; utilize a Third Man-designed map of neighborhood stops to take on the walk from the hotel to their record store; and purchase vinyl records from the hotel’s minibar. At L.A. Jackson, the hotel’s rooftop bar, the label will DJ a vinyl night every Monday evening.
On the fashion front, the hotel, along with denim brand imogene + willie, are collaborating to offer guests a personal denim fitting and shopping experience. The package includes a one-on-one consultation with an imogene + willie denim specialist, an in-room fitting and styling session and a pair of imogene + willie jeans. Each pair of jeans purchased through the package will be authenticated with an imogene + willie x Thompson Nashville stamp, commemorating the guest’s Nashville visit.
In room, guests will have access to a custom cocktail in the minibar from WithCO, a newly launched bottled cocktail company crafted by a group of Nashville entrepreneurs. The custom minibar offers two bottled cocktail mixes created specifically for the hotel, made with fresh ingredients and no preservatives.
The story of the hotel’s location is also told by a distinct design vision conceptualized and executed by Parts and Labor Design. The New York City-based studio created a concept that celebrates Nashville’s creative spirit while also embracing a modern experience that is both nostalgic and fashion-forward. Upon entering the hotel, guests are greeted by an inlay of a wooden compass rose, created by Patrick Hayes of the 1767 creative collection. The enormous piece is comprised of locally salvaged materials and also includes a brass detailing of the hotel’s global coordinates, lending an immediate and precise sense of place. The lobby, which is filled with custom-designed light fixtures and furniture, embodies a vintage charm with a uniquely modern, creative slant.
Curated art can be found throughout the hotel, and includes work from local up-and-coming artists such as Frances Berry, Amanda Brazier and Chris Coleman, curated in collaboration with Art Advisory Services.
The hotel’s guestrooms include queen double and king rooms, suites, as well as a penthouse, which have a residential feel. All rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and warm, wooden floors, wallpaper from Flat Vernacular and custom-designed rugs from a one-off collaboration between Tailor Made Textiles and Eskayel. Suites have high-end wet bars and central hearths. The residential nature of the guestrooms carries through to the bathrooms where guests will find graphic floor tile offset with milky toned white tile walls and a hand-selected sculpture. The suites’ bathrooms have a claw foot tub that is aligned with a view directly out to the guestrooms’ windows.
Thompson Nashville’s dining outlets include John Besh’s Our House Hospitality. Under the leadership of executive chef Nathan Duensing, the hotel has three dining options: signature restaurant Marsh House, Killebrew coffee shop and rooftop bar L.A. Jackson.
Thompson Nashville guest amenities and services include oversized Thompson signature robes, 49-inch LG TVs, custom honor bars with local offerings, 400-thread-count SFERRA linens, exclusive D.S. & Durga bath amenities, 24-hour access to the fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi access, valet parking and more.