Posted August 21, 2014

The Kimpton Aertson Hotel in Nashville is Music to Our Ears


Nashville Skyline at Night

Nashville skyline … what a great name for an album. Photo: Nashville Convention & Visitors Corp.

Music City. The Athens of the South. We’re headed to Nashville, TN. And we couldn’t be happier if we were sitting in Centennial Park, eating Prince’s hot chicken, and listening to some Johnny Cash on WSM radio.

Set along the Cumberland River, Nashville is home to a number of colleges and universities (including Vanderbilt), and is the Tennessee state capital. It’s also a center for the healthcare, publishing and banking industries. But you can bet your Minnie Pearl that most folks know it for one thing: music.

From Hank and Patsy, Elvis and Dolly (music stars so famous their first names are all you need to hear), right on up to rock ‘n’ rollers like Jack White and The Black Keys, Nashville has been at the center of the American music industry for decades. In fact, according to one study, Nashville has the world’s highest concentration of people working in the music industry per capita.

And once you write and record it, you have to play it, so Nashville offers more than 120 live music venues, too.

But this city of 635,000 is home to more than just titans of the recording world; it’s also home to Titans of the NFL variety. There’s also a lively performing and visual arts scene, Andrew Jackson’s historic Hermitage, and a full-scale reproduction of the Parthenon, complete with a 42-foot-tall statue of the goddess Athena. As well as iconic country-music destinations like The Johnny Cash Museum, the Grand Ole Opry, Ryman Auditorium, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. And GooGoo Clusters. We can’t forget about GooGoo Clusters.

Kimpton Hotel Nashville

Our new Nashville hotel is being built from the ground up, adjacent to Vanderbilt. And like the city around it, will be a mixture of modern and traditional architecture. The 17-story compound will also be a mix of retail, upscale apartments, and our full-service hotel with a restaurant and bar, all designed green to strict LEED specifications. Look for the 180-room hotel to open early 2017.

It’s going to be a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll. So like Waylon Jennings, you can call us a Nashville rebel, too. Because we’ve got things to do and things to say in our own way.

Updated December 30, 2015


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  1. Diane Mahan says:

    So happy to hear you are coming to Nashville! We love staying at Kimpton hotels…Nashville is wonderful!

  2. Susan Odom says:

    Hooray!! I’m a Nashville girl and a Vandy grad who sadly moved away about 5 years ago. I’m back to visit frequently, and have wished for a Kimpton in my home town. The Vanderbilt area is a great choice. I can’t wait to see the finished product and make it my home away from home.

    • Faith Yi Kimpton Hotels says:

      Woot! That’s seriously music to our ears, Susan. We’re pretty excited to come to Nashville; can’t wait to see all the great things this city has to offer!

  3. Courtney says:

    This is great news! Welcome to Nashville. Other than the Vanderbilt location…is Kimpton up for additional locations in Nashville as well?

    • Faith Yi Kimpton Hotels says:

      We’re definitely keeping our fingers crossed for additional locations in Nashville, Courtney! See you in Nashville soon. 🙂

  4. Kristin Luna Camels & Chocolate says:

    This is SO EXCITING. Can I be the first to stay there? 😉

  5. Nashville Bound says:

    We’ve all been awaiting the arrival of Kimpton. Since we’re often in Nashville for work & play, how can we find When the Hotel will first be welcoming guests?

    • Mark Hiss Mark Hiss says:

      You know how when you’re a kid and it takes forever for your birthday to come around? Well it’s sort of like that. Our Nashville hotel will begin welcoming guests in 2017.

  6. Liza says:

    Very excited that you are coming to Nashville!! I have been disappointed not to have a Kimpton in my hometown (Memphis) or within a reasonable long weekend drive to some great southern cities (Nashville, Atlanta, Birmingham, New Orleans, Louisville, St. Louis, or Little Rock). I hope you add more mid-south cities soon (and my canine baby seconds this request).

  7. marie says:

    My daughter is graduating form Vanderbilt in May, 2018. Can we get a reservation now?? Seriously, LOL.

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Marie, love how you’re thinking ahead! Reservations aren’t open quite yet but do check back on Happy (super early) graduation to your daughter!

  8. Christian Anthony says:

    Great to hear. Having worked in the hotel industry in San Francisco & Las Vegas for the last 13years, I am familiar with your brand. Nashville needs full service hotels, and that location is perfect. I drove by it today and that area is coming together. All visitors and locals will be in for a treat. Cant wait to see the finished product.

  9. Scout C says:

    My humans are super excited to hear Kimpton is coming to Nashville, and so am I. We can hardly wait to take a staycation once you open! Kimpton does dog-friendly better than most; I especially loved all the dog amenities I received staying at The Eventi (I even got a commemorative leash!) and Hotel Monaco n Portland. My humans tell me we are staying at The Brice in Savannah sometime soon. Two Paws Up, Kimpton. Do you know what your name will be? Mine is Scout.

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Scout! Thanks so much for the Kimpton love. We <3 our four-legged guests just as much as our two-legged ones. We're working on a new personality for the hotel that makes sense for its location, can't wait to make an introduction soon!

  10. Tatiana says:

    I am a former Kimpton employee and was interested in how to apply for a position for this hotel.

    It looks like it is going to be a beautiful property!

  11. Cana says:

    I. Can’t. Wait !!!
    Love Nashville! Love Kimpton !!
    Nashville is my first choice for relaxing, fun getaways and I go often. So happy to know I now have a familiar, comfortable place to stay.
    Pls let me know when reservations will open up. I would love to be one of the first to stay in this beautiful new hotel 🙂

  12. Monica W. Parker says:

    I would like to book rooms 9/30-10/2/ 2016 in the new hotel. Will it be available then? If not, is there an alternative? It is my husband’s reunion. 12 couples want to stay. We are having a special dinner event at Giovanni’s on 9/30. Thank you.

    • Faith Yi Kimpton Hotels says:

      We’re still a ways off from being able to take reservations for our upcoming Nashville hotel. Bummed to say we have no alternative Kimptons in the area, Monica.

  13. Pam Rabe says:

    I am so happy your coming to Nashville! I am a Kimpton junkie and am planning a stay with some girlfriends next year, 2016. When do you plan to open???

    • Faith Yi Kimpton Hotels says:

      We can’t wait to start spreading the #kimptonlove in Nashville! We’re hoping for an opening in late 2016. See you there!

  14. Elizabeth Gillespie says:

    Always look for Kimpton first…hope we can stay for Vandy graduation in 2017. Sorry you weren’t here for the other three years!

  15. Lauren says:


    I am a huge Kimpton fan! I’m thrilled you are coming to Nashville and wondering when you will expect to begin your search for Director level marketing, event, and sales positions for this property?


  16. Ralph De Lia says:

    Hi, Congratulations with Nashville…would like to book on and around August 21, 2017.
    Please place me on your email list.

    • Faith Yi Kimpton Hotels says:

      Hi Ralph, while we don’t have an email list for the opening, just keep an eye out on our website or social channels for more details to come!

  17. Dana Moore says:

    I believe in Kimpton Karma!

    And I just hosted a spectacular dinner party by the pool at the Phoenix Palomar.

    I am so excited about helping you get all the business when you open here in Nashville. As a life long Tennessean, I will be sharing your story with all the groups I support.

    And I can give you names of sensational, local sales people and F&B managers we should poach from other properties. 🙂

    Dana Moore
    Director, Community and Government Relations
    Education Networks of America
    Nashville, TN 37211

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Dana,
      Thanks for sharing your success at the Phoenix Palomar! While we encourage everyone to choose professional opportunities that are right for them, we think Kimpton is a pretty great place to work (Fortune agrees), and our careers page is always up-to-date.

  18. Katie Witkiewitz says:

    I would love to be able to book an event/meeting at the new Nashville location in March 2017. Will this be possible?

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Katie,
      Thanks for your interest in booking an event/meeting with us in Nashville! We don’t yet have reservation dates available, but please keep an eye on our website for updates.

  19. Olivia says:

    When is this hotel expected to open?

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Olivia,
      We’re set to open in Nashville in early 2017 – and we can’t wait to see you there!

  20. Jennifer Burki says:

    Hello – when are you accepting reservations for Nashville?

  21. Laurie Hardman says:

    I am excited for your Grand Opening in Nashville!
    Laurie Hardman
    Founder of Laurie D’Anne Events

  22. William Fain says:

    I pass by your new location in Nashville often and it is an awesome development. Kimpton Hotel is a very welcomed addition, along with all the other hotel’s coming up in the city; I cannot wait it to see the finished project.

  23. Kristen Melanson says:

    We are looking at putting an event here next July 2017. When would I be able to get an RFP for the event for about 90 people?

  24. Helen McCarthy says:

    So pleased to hear you’re opening in Nashville. But will you the hotel be open for May 2017? Really hoping it will be!

  25. Deena Costello says:

    Will be visiting Nashville mid Feb 2017. We are Kimpton Junkies. Any idea if it will be open by then? Thanks

  26. Janice says:

    Exciting news for me, an event planner! Looking for a venue for a Corp meeting in September 2017. Will you be open?

  27. Lynda Schroeder says:

    are you still on schedule to open early 2017?
    my daughter is getting married in April, i am a new Kimpton Karma member and would like to know when i could find out about booking a block of rooms for out of town guests, minimum 20 rooms.
    i called the 800 number, rep didn’t know anything about it, put me on hold to ask someone else, and they had no idea either.
    So I was hoping you could give me an update?

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Lynda, we’re still aiming to roll out the red carpet in early 2017. As it becomes available, more info will be posted on our Nashville page. We don’t have an exact date yet, but the website will be updated when we’re able to accept reservations. Thanks for checking with us.

  28. Katie says:

    Planning a road trip to Austin (to stay again in the Van Zandt, of course!) and I’m thrilled to see that our pit-stop in Nashville might have a Kimpton to stay in on our way! Any updates on when the hotel is expected to be open?

  29. Cindy Johnson says:

    Does the hotel have an address yet? Will it be available for early August booking?

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Cindy, the Kimpton Aertson Hotel does have an address: 2021 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203. Reservations are not yet being accepted, but please keep an eye on the website for more info. Hope to see you in Music City!

  30. Margaret lynch says:

    Hey there myself and 5 friends are travelling to nashville in April from ireland this is a trip of a lifetime for all of us .My husband and i have stayed in a Kimpton hotel before in san Francisco and we were overwhelmed by the kindness of the staff and the attention to detail. We were delighted to here there’s one opening in nashville could you please let me know when it is you are opening as we would love to stay. Many thanks love and best wishes Margaret lynch

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Margaret, thanks for the kind words. Your trip sounds amazing! We would love to have you stay with us in Nashville, but we’re not yet sure of the Kimpton Aertson Hotel‘s opening date. Please keep an eye on the website, which will be updated soon. We hope to see you there, if not this time then on a future trip!

  31. Dave Williams says:

    I’d like to get a quote for a conference. Thanks a bunch!

  32. connie askin says:

    I am looking at having a meeting in Nashville for our nonprofit – about 120 people for 3 days/nights. Would prefer to have everything on-site – having people stay at a hotel that has conference rooms to accommodate break out sessions. We are flexible for many dates between end of April to mid May.

    I am a frequent Kimpton traveler so would love to see if this might work – when do you expect to open?

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Connie, thanks so much! We would love to have your meeting at our Nashville hotel, but we are not yet certain of the exact opening date. Please stay tuned as we approach next year.

  33. Morgan Stautzenberger says:

    Do you expect to be open beginning of April?
    What is the earliest you will be taking reservations?
    Would love to stay there for a Music City vacation!

  34. Shannon says:

    Is there an updated date for your expected opening? I always prefer to stay at a Kimpton over all other hotels, would love to hold out for your grand opening rather than book somewhere else.

  35. DHamlin says:

    How’s progress? We’re eager to plan some time in Nashville and would love to stay in a brand new Kimpton there…
    Any update on when you’ll be laying out the welcome mat, dog bowls etc for your loyal fans?

  36. Deborah Loder says:

    As a kimpton hotel preferred member, we always look for a kimpton first. We are looking forward to a trip to Nashville in may 2017 and would love to stay at Kimpton. Please let me know if this would be possible.

    Deborah Loder

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Hi Deborah, thanks so much for asking. Once the Kimpton Aertson Hotel is ready to accept reservations, more info will be available here. We look forward to seeing you in Music City!

  37. Andrea Chopek says:

    Happy New Year! Any update when your new property will be opening in Nashville? Many thanks! ~ aec

  38. Chris says:

    When it going to open what date

  39. Cary Casas says:

    Any news on time of opening?
    thank you

  40. Dawn Zito says:

    There is a corporate group of us coming to Nashville March 6-9 2017. We love Kimpton hotels and want to stay with you. Please let me know if you will be open in time for our meeting in Nashville.
    Thank you,

    Dawn Zito
    VP Sales DST Health Solutions
    Karma #189813725

    • Faith Yi Kimpton says:

      Thanks so much, Dawn! We’d love to host your group if the Kimpton Aertson Hotel is open in time. We’ll be reaching out directly with more info.

  41. Lawrence Everling says:

    Love your hotels. Is it open in late March, 2017? Would love to stay here.

  42. Nicole says:

    I have been keeping a close eye on this website hoping to be able to book at the new Nashville location in April. When is booking for this location going to be available? We are headed that way the first week of April. Thank you!

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