We’re honored to announce that The Hermitage Hotel has been named a charter member of the new Southern Living Hotel Collection—a carefully selected group of hotels, independent resorts and inns hand-picked by Southern Living editors as epitomizing the gracious hospitality and culture of the South.
The Southern Living Hotel Collection officially launched this month and includes 15 properties throughout the South, but will continue to select additional properties throughout the coming years until the list reaches up to 100 locations across the South.
One of only three properties in Tennessee invited to join the Collection, The Hermitage Hotel was selected for its excellence in staff and service, facility design and décor, culinary concept, amenities and services and for its community alliance, involvement and integration.
Few organizations speak with more authority or authenticity about the South than Southern Living magazine. Travelers seeking to experience the best the South has to offer will find this new collection to be an invaluable guide. We are certainly honored to be included as a charter member with so many other truly iconic properties.
“Our Collection of unique and special resorts, hotels and inns will bring to life what the writers of Southern Living have been sharing with the readers for generations,” said Scott Tigchelaar, president of the Southern Living Hotel Collection. “This ‘missing piece’ will complete the collage of providing our loyal readers with the best of undiscovered experiences, breathtaking destinations and the assurance that Southern Living has hand-picked each and every chosen property.”
This isn’t the first time Southern Living has turned to Nashville for an example of gracious living recently. The 2013 Southern Living Idea House opened on June 29 in Nashville at Fontenel, former home of country legend Barbara Mandrell. Inspired by a 2012 automobile tour of Lieper’s Fork, the $1.6 million Southern showcase farmhouse is expected to attract thousands of visitors from throughout the country.
We look forward to welcoming many visitors who come to Nashville to tour the Idea House. After all, after seeing the Southern Living Idea House, what better place to stay the night than with a member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection? Add a glass of single barrel bourbon from the Oak Bar and a dinner of locally grown Southern cuisine from Capitol Grille, and you may just have the ultimate Southern experience.