Friday, February 17, 2017

Union Station Hotel

Built in 1900, Nashville's Union Station became a luxury hotel in 1986. I love a good adaptive reuse that preserves historic detail while finding new life for something that might have been torn down instead.

Last year, a $15.5 million renovation was completed that helped bring the property into the modern age while retaining its history.

The lobby is really a stunner:

Vintage tile: check.

Handcrafted stained glass windows: check.

An impressive staircase: check.

An inviting fireplace: check.

This was one of the few things that made me wish I'd had more time to linger in this city.

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K. Martinez said...

Wow! You're not kidding! The lobby is a stunner. The exterior's beautiful too. Thanks, Dave.

Anonymous said...

I walked by this hotel a couple of times, but no time to visit. It wasn't on the route between the convention center and the wretched convention hotel where I was compelled to stay. A '70's wreck which was much in need of renovation.

Did get to have drinks at the Hermitage Hotel basement bar, highly recommended for the next trip. Also, visit these restaurants >> Etch, Husk, Southern.

The neighborhood around the new convention center was just getting started at the time of my visit. Several big hotels under construction. Would love to see it now after a few years.

Thanks Dave, interesting and informative as always.