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rom its very beginnings, Nashville
grew from a foundation built on
music. Music has been the common
thread connecting the life and soul of
the city and its people. And visitors
have ventured here to experience the
music that weaves such a fundamental
pattern in the city's cultural, business,
and social fabric. It's this lifeblood that
also make Nashville a unique destination
for meetings. Here are just a few of the
reasons why the Music City continues to
hit all the right notes.
NEW & NoTEWoRTHy
The "Mother Church of Country Music"
and Pollstar's Theatre Venue of the
Year, the Ryman Auditorium unveiled its
$14 million expansion this summer, including
a café, new event space, a multi-media
history tour, in addition to renovations of the
box office, restrooms and the concessions
and merchandising area.
Antique Archaeology, made famous
on the hit TV show "American Pickers,"
has opened in Music City just a few
blocks away from downtown Nashville.
Here you will find your favorite Antique
Archaeology gear, including their latest
Nashville exclusive designs, plus new
picks that you may have seen on the show.
Experience Nashville's exploding craft
brew scene with one of the city's new
brew tours: Music City Brew Tours or the
Nashville Brew Bus! These tours offer your
group a behind-the-scenes look at some of
Nashville's best breweries. Nashville Brew
Bus's knowledgeable tour guides will be on
hand to educate your group on Nashville
beer history - past and present.
RESTAURANTS THAT RoCK
There's a different kind of "Nashville
artist" you need to know about. Some of
the most creative minds in this rapidly
growing Southern city are found in
kitchens, not only on stages, crafting
menus rather than melodies - and their
hits are just as memorable.
Blending a hotter-than-ever culinary
scene with the country's hottest music
scene, this happening city is the perfect
place for die-hard food and music lovers
to fuel their passions. Make the most of
your next trip to Music City with these
rockin' Bon Appetit-recommended
In Germantown, you'll find City House,
where chef Tandy Wilson books up
an Italian-influenced menu, and 5th &
Taylor, where chef Daniel Lindley offers
a heartfelt take on "the American family
meal." If you're downtown, grab a quick
lunch at Mexican taqueria Bajo Sexto or
check out Robert's Western World, one
of the few touristy establishments where
visitors to the city can mingle with locals.
And no trip to Nashville would be complete
without a visit to either Patterson House,
Holland House ... or maybe both.
Hilton Nashville Downtown has
undergone a $32-million renovation,
including upgrades to all 330 guest
suites, the doubled-in-size fitness center,
the grand ballroom, 17,800 square feet
of meeting space, and a completely
renovated grand atrium lobby and lounge.
The hotel introduced a new concierge
lounge on the lobby level. Contemporary
design is showcased across the
entryway, new flooring is intact, and a
more interactive front desk experience is
Loews Vanderbilt underwent a
$17-million renovation, which includes
a new restaurant and bar, rebuilt
corridors, lobby space, and guest and
public bathrooms. Using local music,
fashion, and food as design inspiration,
the hotel features a sleek, modern style
with vintage inspiration. Mason Bar and
Mason's restaurant has a "Southern
brasserie feeling...with a French
influence." Mason Bar has a video
wall and wiring capabilities that allow
musicians to "plug and play."
Finally, the Sheraton Nashville
Downtown Hotel underwent a $25-million
transformation in spring 2014 and towers
28 stories over Music City. In addition
to fully-renovated guestrooms, guests
will experience a transformed reception
area, wine bar, meeting space, and
lobby, complete with a 25-story lobby
chandelier made of blown glass. @
To learn more about meeting in Nashville,
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