What started as English entrepreneur Nick Jones’ members-only social club in London’s West End has since transformed into a highly exclusive empire that’s spread across the world. From Barcelona to Hong Kong, Soho House, which opened its doors in 1995 in its namesake English neighborhood, Soho House is offering residents and transplants a place to kick back, work, and nosh on chef-driven bites. Though each house is unique in its own right, they all tend to expertly encapsulate the cities in which they reside, and the recently debuted outpost in Nashville is hardly an exception.
With three performance spaces, 47 bedrooms, a heated pool, health club, and screening room, Soho House Nashville is helping put the city most famous for being the birthplace of country music on the design map. Not to mention, the art collection, created entirely by artists born, based, or trained in Tennessee, elevates the new members club to new heights. After all, exceptional art is one of Soho House’s defining details, which makes sense considering the Soho House series is one of the largest private collections. Across all Soho Houses, there are more than 6,000 works of art permanently on display.
In addition to its vibrant art and demure interiors, Soho House Nashville is home to the first in-house Cecconi’s restaurant, appropriately dubbed Club Cecconi’s. The Italian eatery fits right in with the scene at Soho House Nashville, whose interior spaces are swathed in a quiet palette and a subtle nod to Art Deco. Perhaps most obvious in the Sock Room, one of the performance spaces named after the historic building’s former occupation as a hosiery factory, features seafoam green bar stools with gently curved backs, a grand wooden bar that looks like it was carved right out of a 1920s Paris establishment, and low-to-the-ground bistro tables surrounded by plush swivel chairs.
The international inspiration continues into the bedrooms, where exposed brick walls, original industrial metal work screens, and eye-catching chandeliers reign. Plus, each bedroom features the work of such local artists as David Onri Anderson, Blythe Colvin Veronica Leto, and Paul Collins, among others.
Unlike traditional hotels, Soho House Nashville offers guests and their friends myriad stylish rooms to hang out. From the resident restaurant to the Club Room, where members can nestle into a well-worn leather lounge chair in front of a crackling fireplace, each carefully curated space is a warm and inviting invitation to sit and stay awhile, just like Nashville itself.