Hutton Hotel lobby
Just blocks from Music Row in Nashville and a mile from the downtown honky tonks, the 247-room Hutton Hotel separates the twang from the trendy. We checked in at this beautiful property on the West End, combining hip attitude, luxurious comforts and local Southern art combined in pure harmony. The contemporary but totally cozy lobby has bamboo furnishings, plush couches and abstract artwork themed around Tennessee music. The spacious rooms have modern glass and granite showers, soft bedding, good workspace and sleek residential furniture.
The signature 1808 Grille by Chef Charles Phillips is a warm, casual environment with earthy shades, reclaimed wood and low tan banquettes. Groups will rave over Phillips’ “New American Cuisine” with farm-fresh ingredients, sustainable seafood and grass-fed, Black Angus prime meats. For groups, 1808 Grille offers buyouts for 100 pax and private dining for groups of 20. We tried a few martini glasses of local feta cubes drizzled in balsamic atop watermelon. That was a hit. Also try the chocolate pretzel tart with malted salt whipped cream.
The 4-star hotel is among those taking the reins mixing green meetings and luxurious comfort. Hutton Hotel has EcoDisc elevators accessing 13,600 sf of conference space, including a 7,000-sf ballroom with 14-foot windows framing great views of the city.
Nearby live music venues like The Stage, Legends Corner and the Second Fiddle offer buyouts for groups. The Hutton is close to the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum and iconic Belle Meade Plantation. And planners should also look into booking the Parthenon, the world’s only full-scale reproduction of the Athenian marvel. The 42-foot structure is the tallest indoor sculpture in the world.