The Joseph Nashville and Four Walls Bar redefine luxury and sophistication in the home of country music
Nestled in the heart of the Tennessee capital, distinguished establishment The Joseph and Four Walls – its exclusive bar – seamlessly blend opulent accommodation with a bespoke bar experience, creating a haven for the discerning traveller and local connoisseur alike.
The Joseph Nashville stands as a beacon of refined luxury, an architectural masterpiece that fuses contemporary design with Italian influences from founder Joel Pizzuti mixed with classic Southern charm. Each meticulously curated room reflects a commitment to providing an unparalleled experience for guests seeking a harmonious blend of comfort and opulence from Music City.
From the moment guests step into the lobby, they will start to take in the hotel’s incredible collection of artworks: 1,100 pieces in all, including immersive digital installations encountered upon arrival at the covered entrance, an imperious Hank Willis Thomas sculpture “Harriet & Annie (Capri)”, and a chandelier by Misha Kahn suspended above the lobby bar. These pieces juxtapose elegantly with flourishes of detail such as the reception desk covered in leather from fellow Italian family business and boot maker Lucchese.
The hotel isn’t just replete with human artistry of the static variety: it’s an immersive journey into the soul of Nashville’s musical richness. Musically inspired design elements include knobs on the nightstands resembling amplifier controls and a floral pattern in fabric fixtures which echo the aesthetics of the nudie suit worn by country music stars. Meanwhile, if you’re into tinkling the ivories yourself, check out the 2168 sq ft presidential suite’s Steinway Grand Piano in the corner, overlooking the Nashville skyline once give n a titular nod by Bob Dylan. It – the piano, that is – sounds and plays like heaven.
The attention to detail in every corner, from the plush furnishings to the locally-inspired decor with a pinch of Italy (think copper, oak, hand-cut Italian marble and handsome brown leathers) sets the stage for an unforgettable stay. Oh, and try the coffee they serve in the lobby before heading up to your room: it tastes more Italian than Europeans might ever imagine they’d receive in the US.
The Joseph also hosts the highly acclaimed Four Walls Bar which beckons patrons into a world where mixology becomes an art form. The bar’s name – taken from that of a 1957 country ditty – pays homage to the city’s rich musical history, with each wall representing a key element of Nashville’s iconic sound: melody, rhythm, harmony and lyrics.
The ambiance at Four Walls Bar is nothing short of enchanting. Patrons are greeted by bespoke cocktails, skilfully created with precision and flair. The bar’s commitment to using locally sourced ingredients elevates each concoction, creating a symphony of flavours that dance on the palate.
The drinks menu is a carefully curated masterpiece, featuring signature libations that pay tribute to Nashville’s diverse musical heritage. We recommend you try the “Smoking Gun”, a cocktail blending bourbon and smoky notes reminiscent of the city’s vibrant nightlife.
This is a haven where luxury, culture and style integrate. It’s a destination that beckons those with a penchant for the extraordinary, inviting them to revel in a symphony of elegance that defines a new standard for luxury hospitality in Nashville.
From around £365 per night. 401 Korean Veterans Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203 (+1 615-248-1990)