When traveling to Nashville, you will have a choice of where to stay. There are music-themed properties close to the honky tonk bars of Broadway, or for business travelers, the quintessential branded hotels along Korean Veteran’s Boulevard, their tall towers lining River Street. to the highway. But for the ultimate luxury experience, which feels indulgent and refined while reflecting the laid-back spirit of Nashville, I would opt for The Joseph, a Luxury Collection property that is steps away from the delights of Music City but within the crowds gap.
The Joseph opened last summer at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, but that hasn’t stopped tourists from spilling out among its 297 rooms spread across 21 floors, each featuring a sleek, contemporary aesthetic thanks to at Miami-based design firm Arquitectonica. With design features in warm tones of copper, oak, warm marble, and beautiful brown leathers juxtaposed with Italian marble, brass, and rich textiles, the Joseph is rock’n’roll and all at once. basic elements of a luxury experience.
“As The Luxury Collection sought to expand its portfolio in North America, Nashville established itself as a growing destination that also had a rich cultural heritage with more to discover than it first appears. vue, ”said Philipp Weghmann, vice president. President and Global Brand Leader at The Luxury Collection. “With The Joseph, we wanted to create a truly unique hotel in the destination and serve as a gateway to discover the many facets of the musical capital of the United States.”
The Joseph bears the name of Joseph Pizzuti, the patriarch of the Pizzuti family, owner of the property. Thanks in large part to these Ohio-based real estate developers, he has a huge art collection with multimedia installations, structural forms and bold prints. There’s the larger-than-life sculpture by Hank Willis Thomas titled “Harriet & Annie (Capri)”, immersive digital installations at the hotel’s porte-cochere, a magnificent chandelier by Misha Kahn suspended above the loft bar. hotel and over 1,000 rooms from the Pizzuti Collection flanking its walls on each floor. There are also original works by local, regional and international artists, some from the private collection of the Pizzuti family, and others specially commissioned by artists with a unique connection to the state. These works include the Tennessee Collection – exclusive to The Joseph – and most can be found in guest rooms at the property.
Beyond aesthetics, guests will enjoy the Joseph’s culinary program, led by James Beard Award-winning chef Tony Mantuano and oenologist Cathy Mantuano. From the signature restaurant, Yolan, to the all-day rooftop lounge, Denim, to the coffee bar and lobby lounge, the property offers an incredible list of food and drink options. The rooftop terrace is also home to Joseph’s Rose Spa, a 5,500 square foot spa and salon offering everything from body treatments to deep soaking tubs. Just outside is a pristine swimming pool set high above the city, the perfect place to rest after a long day of sightseeing in the heat. Just make sure you book more than one day in Nashville, because if you’re staying at the Joseph you might not want to leave.