Hilton Nashville Design Inspired by Music City Location

Hilton Nashville Downtown, Music City, Nashville
The decor of the Hilton Nashville Downtown suites was inspired by the guitar.

The Hilton Nashville Downtown has been completely transformed from a $28 million renovation that just wrapped up with a re-imagined lobby and entrance. The goal was to make the atrium lobby a stylish social setting, with marble floors, a see-and-be-seen glass-paneled staircase and a circular glass entrance.

The lobby bar is all new, as is the front desk and MarketStreet restaurant. Coming in February 2015 will be a Trattoria Il Mulino restaurant (from New York’s Il Mulino).

All 330 guest suites have been upgraded with custom furnishings and artwork, and the bathrooms now include granite accents. No stone was left unturned in the renovation, including the 17,800 square feet of meeting space. Enhancements to the grand ballroom include crystal lighting fixtures, rich wall coverings and a statement mirror, while the other meeting rooms were updated as well, including modern lighting fixtures. Also new, a sophisticated executive lounge includes a fireplace, window wall and its own private meeting room.

For meeting groups, the hotel offers creative, destination-specific team building activities, such as a Southern cooking demonstration, where the executive chef leads the group in preparing each course from a classic Southern menu. Fun team building activities might include a “Sing for Your Supper” evening, where the group creates a song with a local Nashville songwriter; a Segway scavenger hunt around downtown Nashville; or a progressive dinner at some of the downtown honky tonks, with live music at each spot.

Just as the hotel’s Music City location influences its F&B and group experiences, the guitar itself was the inspiration behind the new decor. Guests will find rich, exotic woods throughout the newly done hotel, as well as sleek metal touches.

Hilton Nashville Downtown is the only all-suite, full-service hotel in downtown Nashville.

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Barbara Scofidio is editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In 25 years of covering the industry, her articles have spanned topics ranging from social media to strategic meetings management. She is currently the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee and was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of Site, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. A familiar face at industry events, Barbara often leads panel discussions or speaks on topics close to her heart, such as green meetings or how the industry can help combat human trafficking. She is also on the board of ECPAT USA, the human trafficking organization. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.