Our History

If these walls could talk, what stories would they tell?

In the early 1900’s, Nashville was a city on the rise that lacked luxury accommodations. A group of farsighted businessmen set out to change that, with a vision for a world-class hotel and architectural landmark that would strengthen Nashville’s standing and reputation.

Since their dream was realized on September 17, 1910, The Hermitage Hotel has stood tall as the epicenter of Nashville life, serving as a silent witness to over a century of history. “Meet me at The Hermitage” is a commonplace phrase that has echoed through the decades. This cherished landmark in downtown Nashville has poured innumerable glasses, served countless meals, held thousands of events, and hosted millions of guests along the way.

Our story is Nashville’s story.
The Hermitage: A Historic Hotel In Nashville
Truly Timeless Style

Style has always been synonymous with our historic hotel in Nashville. Our distinctive, Beaux Arts aesthetic that blends classical Italian and French Renaissance features. From the moment you ascend the grand staircase into our opulent lobby, you will be struck by the grandeur of the original marble, the ornamental details, and the elegant craftsmanship visible throughout our hallowed halls.

At The Hermitage, our sense of style transcends the visual with a unique historical gravitas. We have been practicing best in class hospitality as a cornerstone for the Nashville community for more than a century. As such, we have borne witness to this city’s most notable, and most notorious, moments.

In 2020, The Hermitage Hotel was designated as a National Historic Landmark by the United States Secretary of the Interior, ensuring that our esteemed hotel will be preserved and protected for generations to come.


In August of 1920, Tennessee’s 33 Senators and 99 Representatives descended upon Nashville for a special session called by the Governor. At stake was a hotly contested issue of national importance – women’s right to vote. Tennessee was the 36th and final state to vote on the 19th amendment, and The Hermitage Hotel became an infamous backdrop for political leaders in the weeks and months leading up to ratification.

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The First 5-Star Hotel in Tennessee

Since opening as Nashville’s original million-dollar hotel in 1910, The Hermitage Hotel has long been known as the top hotel in Tennessee and one of the premier hotels in the country. Our tradition of excellence that began in 1910 has remained vibrant and alive throughout the years, serving as the first – and at times the only – five-star hotel in the state.

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An Architectural Masterpiece

Crafted in the early 1900s, The Hermitage Hotel is a masterful work credited to Tennessee native James Carpenter, who completed his formal education at the famed Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris before going on to be one of New York’s premier luxury high-rise designers. To this day, more than 40 of J.E.R. Carpenter’s buildings remain sought-after residences along the coveted Park and 5th Avenues, a testament to the enduring caliber of The Hermitage Hotel.

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Gene Autrey

With a central location just steps from the state capitol, The Hermitage Hotel quickly established itself as a favorite among politicians, but it wasn’t long before this beloved local haunt captured the attention of other travelers as well. Over the years, The Hermitage has played host to American presidents, foreign dignitaries, musical legends, Hollywood icons, business magnates and more.


We have proudly partnered with some of the premier organizations and loyalty programs from across the industry.


Over the years, we have repeatedly been named among the top hotels in the country, earning accolades from a collection of premier travel publications.

Cinematic Appearances

A Music City icon with enduring style, The Hermitage Hotel has been spotted gracing the silver screen since the inception of film, providing the backdrop for hit movies, television dramas, primetime commercials, music videos and more.

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Our Commitment to Preservation

With our firm commitment to preservation, The Hermitage Hotel partnered with The Land Trust for Tennessee in 2008 to further our mission of conservation and sustainability. Since then, we have donated more than $1 million towards the protection of Tennessee lands through our Guest Visionary Program and tended our 2-acre heirloom garden at The Land Trust for Tennessee’s Glen Leven Farm where we grow produce to be served at Drusie & Darr.

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Our Story Today

As The Hermitage Hotel enters a new era, our beloved Nashville landmark has been restored once again to a level of grandeur that graced its inception. The hotel was completely renovated as a luxury boutique property in 2002-2003 by notable designer Forest Perkins, and again in 2020-2021 by the same team. Rooted in history but in-step with the now, The Hermitage is embarking on the latest chapter of our ever-evolving story.


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    Cheekwood Oasis Experience
    Enjoy an exclusive tour of Cheekwood Estate & Gardens and then retreat to our newly redesigned guest rooms and suites. Once the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, the extraordinary 1930s estate, with its historic mansion and 55 acres of cultivated gardens and expansive vistas, today serves the public as a botanic garden, arboretum, and museum. This Experience Includes: • Exclusive tour of Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, customized to the guest’s interests • Concierge welcome and front-of-line access • Two Cheekwood water bottles • A beautifully appointed Deluxe Guest Room or Suite • VIP Parking at Cheekwood + complimentary valet parking at The Hermitage Hotel
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    Suite Game Day Experience
    Location is everything, especially at the big game or that once-in-a-lifetime concert. Enjoy the big game or live concert with a view! This Experience Includes: • Accommodations in a beautifully appointed Guest Room • Complimentary valet parking at The Hermitage Hotel • Breakfast for two • Access to an exclusive luxury box on the 40-yard line of Nashville’s renowned stadium and concert venue • Two box seats in The Hermitage Hotel’s private suite • Food & beverage during the experience
    CALL TO BOOK: 888-888-9414
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    Nutcracker Tea
    Delight in teatime with us at The Hermitage Hotel. The Nutcracker Tea runs from December 2-30 at 2:00 p.m. $95 per person | $45 for children under 12.
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  • Spacious Hermitage Suite featuring a large sofa, two arm chairs and Nashville city views.
    Suite Extra Night
    How suite it is to stay at The Hermitage Hotel. Save when you stay a little longer. Book 3 or more consecutive nights with us and receive the 3rd night free. Your Nashville getaway is calling…
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    Dine & Unwind
    Indulge in the Jean-Georges experience while staying at our historic hotel. Beautifully redesigned, The Hermitage Hotel is more than just a place to sleep, so take advantage of the first and only Jean-Georges restaurant in the South and treat your taste buds to culinary delight. 
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    Love Thy Neighbor
    You don’t have to travel far for the ultimate getaway. Tennessee residents have the opportunity for an ideal escape, right in their own backyard. Enjoy luxurious accommodations and amenities at The Hermitage Hotel, Nashville’s home for genuinely warm Southern hospitality for more than a century.
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    Love is in the Air
    Celebrate everlasting love in timeless luxury at The Hermitage Hotel. Treat your special someone to a romantic stay that is sure to surprise and delight.
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    Meet Me at The Hermitage
    “Meet me at the Hermitage” has long been a phrase familiar to Nashvillians, who have gathered for more than a century under the historic stained-glass ceiling in the hotel’s famous lobby and in the grand ballroom. With its recent completion of a property-wide restoration and redesign, there is no better place and time than now to gather at The Hermitage Hotel.
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    Exclusively Yours
    As the city’s original million-dollar hotel, The Hermitage Hotel’s illustrious halls have served as the backdrop of Nashville’s iconic moments for over a century, making for the perfect wedding venue or social group gathering.