On a music-filled summer weekend, the Renaissance Nashville is a busy place. But the valets quickly take your car off your hands and the front desk quickly checks you in. Soon you’re zooming up one of the glass elevators to your room with views all over Nashville’s bustling city centre and beyond.
At the Renaissance you’re within walking distance of lots of music and non-music activities that make Nashville so popular for romantic weekends, for groups of friends celebrating an upcoming wedding, and for anyone interested in Nashville’s vibrant arts and food scenes.
The 659 rooms and 14 suites of the Renaissance Nashville have modern elegance with bright whites and cool greys, with pops of green apple. I loved the bathroom’s musically-inspired words to remind me exactly where I was. My room, on the exclusive 25th floor, was large and I had plenty of room to spread out and organize my Nashville souvenirs before I had to pack up and go home again. Turn down service provided delicious calming and relaxing chocolates, as well as Nashville’s famous Willa’s shortbread cookies (which you know I brought home to share!).
Rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, a king or queen bed, a desk and easy chair, mini-fridge, Keurig coffee maker, a cool in-drawer safe, and lots of tech-friendly amenities. Wifi is extra unless you’re a Marriott member (free to join). Amenities are by Aveda and the room comes automatically with two plush navy robes (so nice to not have to request the second one!). Club rooms have special amenities like access to a Club lounge with continental breakfast, weekday evening socials, and complimentary non-alcoholic beverages.
The hotel has a large indoor pool, open to an outdoor deck in good weather. But Nashville’s steamy summer heat and the hotel’s cool air conditioning mean getting a photo before your lens steams up is impossible! The fitness centre (open 24-7) overlooks the pool and has plenty of equipment. They even offer free earbuds in case you’ve forgotten yours. The tower hotel has several restaurants and lounges and a very popular Starbucks in the lobby.