By Hayley Hutson
Since its grand opening in June 2022, Conrad Nashville has made waves as Music City’s first true luxury hotel. The stylish property is proving to be quite the trendsetter, as we now see other high-end hotels popping up around the city.
Many people travel to Nashville in search of live music, fried chicken, and wild nights out on the strip. But what about those of us travelling to Nashville for business? Or those of us who simply want somewhere serene to unwind after a long day of excitement?
Luckily, Conrad Nashville offers the kind of wellness experience you would never expect to find in Music City. Relaxation begins the moment you turn onto the roundabout that leads to the front doors, where a smiling doorman waits to greet you.
Unlike the average city hotel, you don’t have to slink out of the car swiftly to avoid oncoming traffic. Conrad Nashville is conveniently distanced from the chaos of the city center while remaining a walkable option from all of Nashville’s prized destinations.
A Short Walk From the City Centre
Whether you’re looking to grab a breakfast smoothie at the local favourite E + Rose Wellness, get your fill of drool-worthy Italian food at the new hotspot Luogo, or catch a live performance at The Electric Jane – you can get there on foot.
The Conrad Nashville staff does a stellar job of making each guest feel like royalty from the moment they walk through the door. In fact, I don’t know that I’ve ever met a soul friendlier than their doorman.
As you gaze around the sky-high lobby for a first look, you can’t help but go a bit slack-jawed. Sure, the 234-room hotel is stunning from the outside. But the lobby is the first true indicator that this property is something special and unlike any other you might have experienced in Nashville before.
From the grand piano-inspired brass spiral staircase to the mockingbirds weaved into the light fixtures and the hand-carved irises in the ballroom walls, Conrad Nashville is a love letter to both the city and the state in more ways than any guest will ever realize.
One of the first things you’ll notice upon checking into your room will undoubtedly be the exquisite artwork. The hotel’s impressive art collection features unique artwork in every room and suite, many created by local and regional artists.
Fully-Equipped Wellness Rooms for a Balanced Stay
What you may not notice –at least not right away– are the subtle touches like the fresh flowers adorned on your bathtub caddy (would you believe they have their own florist for this?), the locally-sourced snacks in the minibar, and the impossibly soft Frette sheets.
Worried about falling into the all-too-familiar trap of tossing your healthy routine out the window during your travels? Don’t be. Conrad Nashville boasts five wellness rooms for guests seeking a more wholesome experience.
Each room is equipped with a Peloton bike, an Echelon fitness mirror with access to virtual classes, a yoga mat, and free weights to allow you to maintain your usual routine.
Your wellness experience doesn’t stop there, though. As a wellness guest, you’ll also receive air purification machines, custom aromatherapy, and a wellness-centric minibar.
It’s clear that Conrad Nashville was designed from top to bottom with the guest experience in mind. Further separating itself from Music City’s usual party-focused hotels, Conrad Nashville strives to bring serenity to a bustling Midtown through its interior design, amenities, and even its offerings.
Dining in Style at Conrad Nashville
For those seeking an afternoon or an evening of respite from the craziness of the nearby honky tonks on Broadway, you can find plenty to do right here at the hotel.
Just last month, Conrad Nashville launched an elevated afternoon tea service in the Lounge at Blue Aster – the perfect way to relax with friends or loved ones.
If you choose to dine at Blue Aster, the hotel’s on-site restaurant, prepare to indulge in a mouthwatering ‘hook-to-table’ meal you wouldn’t typically get in a landlocked city.
Blue Aster’s team sources their seafood from small docks in Hawaii and Oregon to ensure maximum quality and freshness, which is evident from the moment you take a bite.
Insider tip: Order the Truffle Potato Soup or Lobster Thermidor Pasta to start, and thank me later. After enjoying what promises to be a divine meal, head up to Thistle & Rye for a few cocktails with breathtaking city views.
Take your drink out to the patio during the warmer months to embrace the full experience. The Hermitage, a gin cocktail served tableside in a glass water pipe, is a must-order during your visit.
Embrace the Best of Both Worlds
While Nashville is and forever will be a spectacular city for music, fun, and entertainment, luxury properties like Conrad Nashville are transforming the face of Nashville hotels by providing travellers with a tranquil space to embrace a sense of calm before the energetic storm that awaits outside those doors.
When you combine the peace and tranquillity of a luxury hotel like Conrad Nashville with Music City’s fast-paced downtown scene, you get the best of both worlds for a blissfully balanced Nashville experience.