August 22, 2022
Condé Nast Traveler Names The Union Station Nashville Yards “One of the Best Hotel Lobbies in the World”
At The Union Station Nashville Yards, we know that curb appeal matters and first impressions count. That’s why we so carefully and lovingly preserve our landmark home – the former Union Station, an architectural marvel of its day – and why we are so honored to have been named by Condé Nast Traveler as one of best hotel lobbies in the world.
Marvel at Nashville’s Historic Cool
With a nod to “one of the city’s coolest hotels” (that’s us!), Condé Nast marveled that our “65-foot vaulted lobby ceilings are punctuated by historic Tiffany-style stained glass…”
And we have to say – we get it. Because in the world of hospitality, a great lobby says “Welcome. You’re going to have a great time here!” And oh, will you.
But at The Union Station Nashville Yards, our lobby says a lot more than that. This is a historic landmark and a former train station – a Gothic masterpiece and epicenter of American travel during the 20th century. Today, over 100 years later, that same train station now stands as the epicenter of your travel: an awe-inspiring reminder of bygone grandeur and a welcome to downtown Nashville and The Gulch.
A “Spirited” History
Our lobby’s history dates back to 1900, when Irish-American architect and engineer Richard Montfort designed the station in the late-Victorian Romanesque Revival architectural style – all towers and turrets, chandeliers and marble floors, limestone fireplaces and stained glass, reminiscent of a Gothic castle.
Over the years, Union Station evolved into a Nashville landmark and historic site. It was here that eight railroads connected the country and, come WWII, where thousands of troops departed for overseas deployment. Rumor has it that the hotel’s resident spirit, Abigail, here said goodbye to her lover, who never returned from the French front. (Listen for her in Room 711!)
Today, we are proud to have fully restored this former train station – now listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a member of the Historic Hotels of America – to her former glories, including those of her towering, chandelier-draped, stained glass-crowned lobby that says, “Welcome, time travelers, to a slice of history, a dose of grandeur, and a true Nashville experience. You’re going to have a great time!”
Now just wait until you see your room…
Step into History at The Union Station Nashville Yards Getaway
When you stay at our historic landmark and Marriott Autograph Collection hotel in the Nashville Yards business and entertainment district, you’re just a hop, skip, and a jump from The Gulch. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to stay surrounded by twentieth century grandeur, in one of Nashville’s most vibrant neighborhoods, and crowned by one of the world’s best hotel lobbies!