Nashville’s once-modest skyline continues to evolve as its luxury market grows. Lavish hotel properties are added to the landscape while acclaimed chefs stake claim in the robust culinary scene and premier cultural offerings round out the city’s repertoire.
Newly opened Four Seasons Hotel Nashville sits prominently in the developing SoBro district with expansive views of the Cumberland River. Top-of-the-line amenities and service are guaranteed features of the celebrated property alongside its on-site Mimo Restaurant and Bar led by Michelin-starred Chef Aniello Turco.
1 Hotel Nashville is a mission-driven urban oasis that emphasizes sustainability through initiatives and infrastructure without minimizing its luxe features. Established in 1910, Nashville’s historic crown jewel The Hermitage Hotel’s elegant grandeur exceeds expectations with recent renovations and the addition of Chef Jean-Georges’ on-site signature restaurant Drusie & Darr.
Music City’s premier accommodations extend beyond Downtown to Midtown and The Gulch where Conrad Nashville and W Nashville have been added, respectively. Visitors can enjoy an intimate stay at the exclusive Soho House, located in Wedgewood-Houston.
With more than 200 new restaurants opened in the past two years, the city’s culinary scene is booming with award-winning, chef-driven restaurants. Named Food & Wine’s Restaurant of the Year, chef Trevor Moran’s Locust boasts the innovative pairing of dumplings and Japanese-shaved ice.
Chef Julia Sullivan’s Henrietta Red specializes in vegetable-forward dishes prepared with fresh ingredients and a wide variety of oysters complemented by natural wines and craft cocktails. James Beard Award-winning Chef Sean Brock’s flagship spots, Audrey and June, honor his Appalachian roots and traditions of the rural South.
TAILOR Nashville further diversifies Nashville’s foodie offerings by way of culinary creator Vivek Surti’s South Asian American menu and dinner party atmosphere. Nearby, Rolf and Daughters’ upscale, delicious fare is a crowd favorite with its bold flavors, spearheaded by chef-owner Philip Krajeck.
Music City is rich with cultural offerings — world-class museums, performance halls and VIP experiences. The newly opened National Museum of African American Music as well as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum preserve the essential history of American music. Art aficionados and novices alike will delight in the prestigious rotating exhibits at Frist Art Museum.
Historic Ryman Auditorium stands as one of the most sought-after concert halls in the world. Its fabled stage, equipped with the original wooden church pews for audience seating, has seen the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Elvis to Lizzo and Harry Styles. The GRAMMY Award-winning Nashville Symphony hosts diverse performances more than 140 times a year at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. For a truly elevated experience, guests are invited to book a VIP Grand Ole Opry Experience.
Mint Julep Experiences offer premium tours in comfort and style along the Tennessee Whiskey Trail. A testament to Southern hospitality and charm, Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, as well as Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery, transport guests to the area’s past with grounds tours, seasonal activations and additional offerings.
With these high-end properties and experiences, visitors can hit the high notes in Music City.
Read This Next
FX Excursions offers the chance for once-in-a-lifetime experiences in destinations around the world.
Hyatt’s Best Rooftops, Experiences for Summer 2023
Hyatt Hotels & Resorts invites travelers to enjoy the summer season with a lineup of fun activities and rooftop experiences.
Treasure Every Moment in The Islands of Tahiti
Welcome to The Islands of Tahiti, where every moment is a treasure waiting to be discovered. From the moment you arrive, you will be greeted with warm hospitality, time-honored traditions and an awe-inspiring landscape that will take your breath away.
Leisure Lifestyle 2023Jun 6, 2023
Time to Unwind
I recently returned from my second annual golf trip to Kiawah Island, where we enjoyed fantastic weather. Upon arrival, the group met for lunch at The Ryder Cup Bar, located at The Ocean Course, one of the top-ranked courses in the country. Luckily, we were not playing that day, as the wind whipped up and brought unscheduled douses of rain. As one of the caddies told me, wind gusts of 35 mph made the course unplayable. But some players braved the conditions as we sat comfortably inside enjoying our first lunch of the trip while chairs cascaded outside and players tried to keep their shots on track.
Stockholm’s Fotografiska Museum Brings Photography to Life
For travelers looking for a unique museum experience in Stockholm, Sweden, head to Fotografiska, The Contemporary Museum of Photography Art & Culture. Fotografiska is a living and vibrant place where photography comes to life. The museum features photography and visual arts from around the world by all types of artists, from well-known photographers to newer generations of artists.
Put Yourself First in Arizona
Putting yourself first has never been easier.
Leisure Lifestyle 2023Jun 6, 2023
Global Traveler Announces the Winners of the 2023 Leisure Lifestyle Awards
Welcome to our 11th Leisure Lifestyle Awards, an annual survey honoring the best in the world of leisure and lifestyle travel, awarding goods, services, destinations, hotels, airlines, airports, cruises and more. Read on to find out the winners in this year’s milestone ranking, and congratulations to all the winners!
Visit Chapel of the Bones in Evora, Portugal
Rafael Nadal’s ZEL Mallorca to Open July 1
San Antonio, Texas, Preserves Architectural Beauty for Future Generations
In San Antonio, Texas, old buildings are seldom destroyed. When they fall into disrepair, they are instead repurposed and restored to maintain the city’s history and traditions for future generations to appreciate. Whether it’s a former brewery or bank transforming into a chic hotel or a candy factory evolving into stylish lofts, this Texas city embraces both history and sustainability.
Share Your Travel Preferences with Global Traveler in a Short Survey & Win
Learning more about our readers’ travel habits and preferences ensures Global Traveler delivers the content you desire. As the travel industry has adapted and changed over the last few years, it’s more important than ever to connect. To best meet your short- and long-term travel content needs, please help us!
Here’s How to Arrive in Style to the World’s Most Unforgettable Hotels
Make a grand entrance to these equally grand hotels: