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A converted church turned boutique hotel in hip East Nashville
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– Margaret Littman, Travel Writer and Editor.
Hotel Highlights: Something of a spiritual sanctuary The Russell was a church in a previous life. Now a luxe boutique hotel, The Russell features magnificent stained glass windows, exposed brick walls, a soaring forty-foot vaulted ceiling, and 23 guest rooms all with their own unique layout and details (like headboards made from church pews). A focus on high-tech elements also delivered this East Nashville hotspot – it was named one of the coolest neighborhoods by Vogue – firmly into the now: guests can check-in and out from their smartphones and the property has a soundproof podcast room which allows for a true local experience as you will not feel like you are at a hotel. Each of the 23 rooms has a different shape and size to deliver a unique experience fit to meet your every need complete with beautiful color schemes.
Eat + Drink: The Russell doesn’t have its own onsite restaurant or bar, but it’s perfectly situated five minutes from the best restaurants, coffee shops, concert venues, and boutiques in Nashville. To help guests become immersed in this famed music and culture melting pot, The Russell provides guests with a Nashville Guide. For our money head to Edley’s Bar-B-Que for the Smoker Sampler.
Curated Experience: No trip to Nashville is complete without exploring the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and you can also get your Nashville fix with the 2-hour Trolley Sightseeing Tour by Night through Get Your Guide.
Hotel with heart: Devoted to giving back to the Nashville community The Russell runs a Rooms for Rooms program – the hotel donates a portion of each stay to local nonprofits supporting homelessness.