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Southern Living Introduces Branded Hotel Collection

NEW YORK—Time Inc.’s Southern Living introduces the Southern Living Hotel Collection—a small, curated group of independent, four- and five-star level hotels, resorts, and inns that span 18 Southern states.

Hotels in the collection are vetted according to the same criteria editors use to determine editorial coverage. The collection is by invitation only. It is launching with 15 hotels, but the brand will continue to select additional properties over the coming years until the list reaches up to 100 locations across the South.

“The 15 charter members of the Southern Living Hotel Collection are made up of iconic Southern resorts, historic Southern hotels, and newly discovered Southern inns,” said Southern Living Publisher Greg Schumann. “We’re very proud of our unique collection as they all serve to provide the very best in Southern hospitality.”

The Southern Living Hotel Collection includes: Barnsley Gardens Resort in Adairsville, Ga.; Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Mo.; Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tenn.; The Greystone Inn in Lake Toxaway, N.C.; The Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C.; The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, Tenn.; The Inn at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton, S.C.; The Inn at Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills, Ga.; John Rutledge House Inn in Charleston, S.C.; Monmouth Historic Inn in Natchez, Miss.; Pursell Farms in Sylacauga in Ala.; Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club in Durham, N.C.; Wentworth Mansion in Charleston, S.C.; Whitestone Country Inn in Kingston, Tenn.; and Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, La.