Nashville’s Newest Hotel Is a Downtown Destination

Boutique hotel Noelle draws upon local creatives to prove Nashville is more than just the Music City

Nearly 90 years ago, Noel, one of Nashville’s premiere luxury hotels, opened in the city’s Printers Alley district. This week, the same historic building is reborn with the opening of the Music City’s newest boutique property, Noelle, which at once pays tribute to its predecessor with an Art Deco design (thanks to a cadre of local architects, artists, and designers) and reshapes Nashville’s downtown scene. A few blocks off Broadway, away from the bedlam of the city’s famous honky tonk scene, Noelle reveals itself as not just a hotel but a destination.

Emily Dorio

Aside from the simple, geometric designs in the property’s 224 rooms (including four 12th-floor suites with floor-to-ceiling windows and sweeping views of the city), the hotel boasts an array of thoughtful amenities for visitors and locals alike: a restaurant, two bars (including one on the roof), a fitness center with Peloton bikes, an archival library, and even a working printing press. A rotating display of works by local artists lives in the main entryway; on the floor, guests can follow an inlaid solid brass “ribbon” leading to a retail shop filled with locally made goods and a coffee shop by local (and national) coffee star Andy Mumma. Noticing a pattern? Noelle aims to support and showcase the city’s deep and vast creative talent—from designers and artists to chefs and barkeepers—making it downtown’s go-to place for a true Nashville experience.

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