Virgin Hotels has officially opened the Virgin Hotels Nashville. Situated on Nashville’s historic Music Row neighborhood, the hotel offers 262 chambers, multiple dining and drinking outlets including the Pool Club, a rooftop restaurant and bar, Commons Club—the brand’s flagship restaurant, bar, and lounge—and Funny Library Coffee Shop (shown).
MARKZEFF designed the property to be modern, yet comfortable with playful elements incorporated throughout. Drawing inspiration from the region, design details include intricate brick, roughhewn timber, sumptuous furnishings, and refined industrial elements. Nashville’s history largely influenced the spaces, while artwork and custom furniture play a key role. Guests can find subtle nods to Nashville throughout, like in the meeting spaces where the carpets are a modern interpretation of vintage quilts one might find in the area.
Most noticeably, music is celebrated from the moment guests enter. A Music City installation, designed by John Peralta, features a 12-piece ensemble of country music instruments—provided by some of the top manufacturers including A&F Drum Co, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Eastwood Guitars—floating from the ceiling of the hotel lobby.
The exterior, designed by BLUR Workshop and Nashville-based Hastings Architecture, taps into the history of the city while continuing to progress its wave of modern architecture. The Buccini/Pollin Group developed the hotel, and Virgin Hotels is the operator.
Photo: Courtesy of Virgin Hotels