{ Meet me at the Hermitage }

The second hotel I visited in Nashville was the historic Hermitage hotel.

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One step into the lobby and you are instantly taken over by luxury. The Hermitage Hotel first opened September 17, 1910. It's Beaux-Arts architecture is the work of James Carpenter, and embodies an Italian and French Renaissance feel--complete with a grand staircase, ballroom, and mezzanine. The Hermitage was a favorite stay for politicians (Nixon, Kennedy, Johnson, Carter), celebrities (Johnny Cash, Charlie Chaplin, Hank Williams, Babe Ruth), and even bank robber John Dillinger. 

My room had a beautiful view of the Capitol building, and was just as ornate and carefully trimmed as the rest of the hotel.

My favorite thing about this hotel - and you won't be surprised by this - was the bath concierge. That's correct, b a t hc o n c i e r g e . Coming back from a chilly dinner? You call the bath concierge and they quietly go into your room (it takes about 10-15 minutes), dim the bathroom lights, and run a bath for you complete with rose petals, scented candles and a television set to soothing sounds. The service is included with all rooms at the hotel. 

I'm not sure I need to say any more. If you are heading to Nashville, here is a link to book the hotel-Enjoy that bath.

 

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