Soho House lands in Nashville

Located in the May Hosiery Building, first built in the early 1900s and set in the art hub of the Wedgewood- Houston area, Soho House Nashville has opened its doors.

Inspired by the city’s musical heritage and with entertainment at its core, Soho House Nashville hosts three indoor and outdoor performance spaces, pool, health club and screening room.

The house design is influenced by a strong pre-war, European aesthetic, connecting to the building’s history with Bauhaus-inspired, striking geometric patterns, bold industrial finishes, and bespoke fixtures that pay homage to the building’s factory history. The light tones of teal, inspired by the building’s original verdigris copper doors, run throughout the House, creating a rich color connection throughout the spaces. Music City influences do not escape Soho House Nashville with its warm, rich textures of the rock and roll era and decorative patterns that nod to the Jazz and Blues genres. The bold striped floor of the Pool Terrace harps back to the stripes of the guitar string board.

Drawing inspiration from local influences, Soho House Nashville is currently the only space in town permanently exhibiting this scope and level of local contemporary art. From established names to fresh faces – most of whom are born, based or trained in Tennessee, the collection of 170 pieces from 41 artists celebrates the vibrant contemporary art scene in Nashville.

Nashville House will be home to Club Cecconi’s, the first in-house Cecconi’s restaurant. Sampling menu favorites from Soho House’s venetian inspired Global restaurant group. Club Cecconi’s will provide members and guests authentic Italian dishes using the finest ingredients, fresh hand-made pasta, and a regular rotating menu.

Sitting at the heart of the former hosiery factory, which once made socks that astronauts wore to the moon, the club room will feature bespoke pieces of furniture and incorporate designs from local artisans, including handmade ceramic lamps made in Nashville. Industrial metal shelling helps to create more intimate areas within the main club room, including a library with fireplace, separated from a games area and the main Club Cecconi’s restaurant space. The main central bar wraps 360 degrees, connecting the inside with the outdoor terrace.

The Sock Room, named to pay homage to the once-thriving Hosiery Factory, is the heart of entertainment at Soho House Nashville and will host music, live entertainment, members’ events, and performances. Design elements include bespoke bar lamps that reflect the industrial machinery of the sock machine, once used in the factory, against softer materials of rich velvet and textured linen sheers to create a cosy atmosphere.

The 47 bedrooms, ranging in size from cosy, small, medium, large, and a large loft suite over three floors, are each decorated with the Nashville Glamor of an oversized chandelier and industrious metal work screen, which separates the bathrooms. The bedrooms are decorated with vintage accessories and bespoke pieces from local furniture makers. The hotel bedrooms also feature works from Tennessean artists David Onri Anderson, Blythe Colvin Veronica Leto or Paul Collins. Each bedroom has been designed to feel traditional and cozy with woven tapestries, made with bespoke woven fabric designed in Nashville specifically for the House, to hide all TVs. Bedrooms can be booked by Soho House members and Soho Friends; a new membership type that gives access to Soho House bedrooms, studios and events, as well as benefits at the spas, restaurants and cinemas. Soho Friends members do not have access to the Houses unless they are staying in the bedroom.

The Nashville art collection comprises of 41 artists born, based, or trained in Tennessee, with the vast majority local to the city. In total the collection numbers 170 pieces, bringing together textile-based installations, sculpture, photography, cyanotypes, painting, collage, embroidery and mixed-media. Ranging from established names such as Vesna Pavlovic, Willie Stewart and Vadis Turner to talent being championed early like Eden Anyabwile, the collection is a snapshot of the current contemporary art scene in Nashville. Soho House Nashville is currently the only space in town permanently exhibiting this scope and level of local contemporary art.

The gym has state-of-the-art equipment, with free weights, and a yoga terrace. The space has reclaimed timber floor, sourced from an old factory in the Southern states, industrial metal doors, and an original, exposed ceiling, painted to give it a light, open feel. The changing rooms feel fresh, with painted brickwork and decorative glass lighting. A sauna and steam room sit at the center of the changing area, creating the heart of the health club.

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