The Hermitage Hotel Completes Property-Wide Restoration and Redesign

The Hermitage Hotel
Photo Credit: Alyssa Rosenheck

NASHVILLE—The Hermitage Lodge announced the completion of its resort-wide restoration and redesign. In Nashville considering that 1910, The Hermitage Resort unveiled design updates to its 122 guestrooms and suites, foyer, and ballroom. These alterations abide by the opening of two new restaurants by Jean-Georges Vongerichten before this year. The multi-year undertaking touched the visitor practical experience and marks a new era for the hotel, a National Historic Landmark, and underscores the property’s identification.

“As stewards of The Hermitage Lodge, we are passionate about showcasing its record and the splendor of its architecture whilst also generating a commitment to its upcoming chapter,” claimed owners Robert and Molly Hardie. “Nashville is evolving in thrilling ways, and it is crucial that we remain in stage with the instances and go on the hotel’s legacy of delivering a legitimate luxury experience for our visitors. We’re thrilled to welcome people to our city and all of our Nashville neighbors to delight in this wonderful place and The Hermitage Hotel’s heat hospitality.”

“We have been so delighted with visitor and community help for the new resort updates,” stated Dee Patel, controlling director, The Hermitage Resort. “We hope that when people appreciate our new dining places and redesigned spaces, they also study a bit about the hotel’s historic importance of the property and why we felt that preserving particular features was so very important. ‘Meet me at The Hermitage’ is a phrase that has echoed in Nashville through the many years, and we seem ahead to welcoming visitors to our revitalized house for lots of extra to appear.”

The Beaux Arts lobby of The Hermitage Lodge, initially created by Tennessee architect James E.R. Carpenter, has been restored and revitalized to welcome friends with modern-day-working day comforts. Original particulars such as the hand-painted glass ceiling, plasterwork, and marble have been restored, and the entire space has a clean colour palette and furnishings in shades of blue and silver. Inside layout agency Forrest Perkins oversaw all style updates of the foyer, adjacent ballroom, and all guestrooms and suites. The lobby has new seating, lights, and situation merchandise, building a spot for a morning coffee, a social collecting position in the afternoon, or a spot for a nightcap crafted at the new lobby bar.

The Hermitage Hotel Ballroom also has been renewed and refreshed with a palette of finishes, including carpeting and artwork, all chosen to enhance the room’s Circassian walnut paneling and other architectural factors. With home controls and updated lighting, the Ballroom is now poised to welcome Nashville’s future era of gatherings.

Alongside the hotel’s structure refresh, The Hermitage Hotel’s team has a new wardrobe made by Draper James, the life-style model founded by Nashville indigenous Reese Witherspoon. Made for The Hermitage Resort, the apparel has fabrics and extras in a signature print named “The Hermitage Lodge Ditsy Floral.” The workers wardrobe has yellow accents emblematic of the Women’s Suffrage Movement and the hotel’s role in the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The Hermitage Resort-Draper James collaboration marries two brand names and is celebrated with a “Spillin’ Tea with Draper James” afternoon tea provider every single Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The menu has Southern offerings inspired by Witherspoon’s cookbook, Whiskey in a Teacup, and a tablescape with Draper James linens. Company can have tea sandwiches, tarts, scones, desserts, and whiskey in a teacup—a nod to the hotel’s Prohibition-era custom.

The Hermitage Hotel’s guestrooms—averaging 500 square feet—have been redesigned with a residential come to feel. Desks have been changed with tables that can double as workspaces or be utilized for in-home dining, and new millwork conceals current minibars and amenities that develop a multi-functional room. New carpeting, drapes, and upholstered furniture have a delicate colour palette and layers of texture.

The Presidential Suite has also been reimagined. Company are greeted by curated and commissioned artwork parts that reference the history of the lodge and its significance in Nashville. A library was additional, which doubles as a examine with a table that can transform to a eating room for 8. The flow of the suite was opened up to permit the use of house to be the two personal and grand. Guest privateness and service discretion have been planned, and the rest room was renewed with a stroll-in shower, soaking tub, double vanities, a make-up counter, and bidet.

All over the guestrooms and suites, locally sourced artwork integrates times from the hotel’s record and the location. A chook topic is all through, influenced by a hand-painted chicken uncovered on the vaulted ceiling of the Veranda place. The hotel’s archive of letters and postcards was referenced for the development of artwork installations on every flooring.

The Hermitage Hotel’s culinary plan has concluded an update less than the path of Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Vongerichten picked The Hermitage Hotel for his first location in the South: Drusie & Darr. It is a restaurant and bar that reveals the bounty of Tennessee’s regional create. The menu welcomes hotel visitors and neighbors alike for any event. The restaurant can take its identify from brother-sister duo Drusie and Darr Hall, small children of the hotel’s former standard manager, Dick Corridor, who lived, performed, and grew up at The Hermitage Hotel.

To make the ideal phase for the cuisine, designer Thomas Juul-Hansen reworked the previous Capitol Grille restaurant and bar into a space that honors the room’s architectural particulars. Juul-Hansen applied a palette of all-natural materials—metal, wooden, leather-based, and stone—and lights from the L’Observatoire Worldwide that uplifts the room’s arched ceilings. All furnishings, from the mom-of-pearl pendant lamps to the upholstered seating, tables, and banquettes, have been designed for Drusie & Darr. A new cafe entrance is accessible from Sixth Avenue.

Freshly opened on the corner of Union and Sixth Avenue, The Pink Hermit is a pink café and consider-away by Vongerichten and The Hermitage Resort staff and created by Juul-Hansen. The Pink Hermit serves as a barista bar supplying pastries in the early morning all-working day salads, sandwiches, or just take-away and a wine bar serving meal, cocktails, and champagne in the night.

Taking its cue from the men’s room’s tilework in lime inexperienced and black, the new ladies’ space is embellished with striped walls and floors of pink marble, arched doorways, rose gold mirrors, pink fixtures, and lighting throughout.