Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Begins Extensive Renovation

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel is planning to launch a multi-million dollar renovation on November 26. The renovation includes a complete redesign of the lobby, remodeled corridors, new guest and public bathrooms, and the new Mason’s restaurant and Mason Bar.

The new design, created by design firm Simeone Deary Design Group, tells the story of Nashville using local music, fashion and food as design inspiration. Hotel features and finishes are a sleek, modern style with vintage inspiration. Clean, museum white walls are offset by heavy textures including stone, metal, and dark woods, while artwork and graphics are inspired by the famed Hatch Show Prints.

Mason’s, aptly named for the popular Mason jars used in Southern canning, is slated to be a Southern brasserie-style restaurant combining traditional Southern dishes with classical French techniques. Mason Bar, a rustic, public house-style bar featuring a Mason jar chandelier and nine-screen media wall, will offer live music and an extensive selection of beers, wines and spirits.

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“Loews Vanderbilt Hotel is Tennessee’s only AAA Four Diamond rated hotel that has maintained that rating for more than 27 consecutive years, and we intend to keep up that rating by matching this invigorating contemporary look with our impeccable service,” said Tom Negri, managing director of Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, in an announcement. “With all of the new development that is bringing more people into Nashville and into our hotels and restaurants, it’s exciting that we are able to make this investment so that we can stay ahead of what’s going on in the market.”

The renovation is scheduled for completion in May 2013. Throughout construction, the hotel’s meeting and conference space, ballroom, fitness center will remain open. Alternative restaurant and bar locations will be available on the Mezzanine level for guests’ dining and beverage needs.