21c Museum Hotel Nashville
The red-brick Gray & Dudley Building near Printers Alley, built in 1900, was thoroughly renovated and reopened in 2017 as a boutique hotel and contemporary art gallery with 10,500 square feet of exhibition space. Guests and the public will find a range of programs, solo and group shows, and installations curated by the 21c Museum director. They’ll also find a touch of whimsy, with the appearance of the hotel brand’s signature penguin sculptures. This playful and art-minded style is carried over into the guest rooms, which feature light wooden floors, white walls, original artwork, and modern furniture, plus flat-screen televisions, Nespresso coffee, and Malin + Goetz bath amenities. The chef at the Gray & Dudley restaurant has a brick oven and isn’t afraid to use it: Diners can watch as ingredients from local markets and farms disappear into it and are transformed into delicious dishes. The small spa requires 24-hour advance reservations, but provides a calm respite after a day of sightseeing.
By Sunshine Flint, AFAR Contributor
221 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201, USA