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Travel is by definition multi-sensory, and after a few months at home living in a world of two-dimensional screens, Joseph Downtown Nashville has a welcome shock. Located in the city’s So Bro district (“South of Broadway”), the new luxury hotel will delight your eyes from the moment you step into Porto Cocheré, with its green walls of plants and floor-to-ceiling videos. An installation featuring a trio of sprinting Spanish horses. Prominently parked in front of you is a Burberry-trimmed black London taxi ready to take guests anywhere within a three-mile radius. However, once you step into a modern 21-story glass building, you may not want to leave.
Hotel owner Joel Pittsuti and his family have been world-class art collectors who have developed and fortuned real estate nationwide for the past 50 years. (The hotel’s name is Joseph, Pittsutti’s grandfather.) The hotel exhibits more than 1,000 pieces from its private collection, including a Tennessee portfolio dedicated to local artists. The southern maker culture is also well represented. The smart uniform was created by Alabama-based designer Billy Reid, the reception desk has hand-made leather panels by Texas boot maker Luckese, and the in-room minibar is an olive-like Nashville treat. Are available. & Beard Iris Brewing’s Sinclair chocolate and beer.
The food here also awakens the senses. The hotel’s flagship restaurant, Yoran, is headed by James Beard-winning Michelin-starred chef Tony Mantuano (you may know him at Bravo’s restaurant as well). Top chef mastersThen you’ll find exquisite Italian dishes such as saffron risotto topped with lobster and delicate homemade pasta stuffed with North Georgia candy roaster squash. Each plate is a colorful masterpiece in its own right.
For another type of visual treat, request a technogym or peroton station at the gym on the 21st floor and get ready to dazzle the Nashville skyline. On the top floor is the elegant full-service spa Rose and the rooftop lounge and pool deck denim serving Mediterranean-influenced cuisine and craft cocktails (brunch out features brown butter bourbon and punches. It’s clogged).
The 297 guest rooms combine the standards of a large hotel with the perks of a small property to create the best experience in both worlds. Refreshing Frette linen and an indoor iPad that can be used to make reservations and request amenities combine with fascinating elements that make Joseph feel like a boutique hotel. Suites may include Audio-Technica turntables and vintage records, luxurious sofas with cowhide pillows, and espresso cups with line drawings of the hotel owner’s beloved French Bulldog, Lou. From stunning decorations to graceful staff, many of whom recognize guests even behind masks and call them by name, this Music City property is a sensational escape.
401 Colane Veterans Boulevard, Nashville, Tennessee • (615) 248-1990 • thejosephnashville.com
While you are there
Please visit Hatch show print, One of America’s oldest typographic stores in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, just a 3-minute walk from the hotel. Launched in 1879 by the Charles and Herbert Hatch brothers, the brand created iconic posters for stars such as Duke Ellington, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, and Etta James. Take a behind-the-scenes tour or get a signed poster and take it home.