Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Visit Hotel Preston in Nashville

Nashville (aka Music City) is a popular destination for those of us who enjoy country music. As I flew into Nashville in the middle of a winter storm (10 degrees and ice on the roads) and got into my rental car, I’ve never been so glad to get to my hotel as I was to Hotel Preston, only three miles from the Nashville airport.

Do you desire a pet goldfish to keep you company? Do you need to fall asleep under the glow of your own lava lamp? Hotel Preston redefines the overnight stay with a perfect blend of class and creativity. Each room has a You Want It, You Got It button on the phone that caters to guests’ needs or whimsical desires: i.e. the goldfish, lava lamp, a collection of over 60 CDs, pillow menu and a “Spiritual Menu” (offering any kind of “holy” reading you are looking for).

Hotel Preston, an art-themed boutique hotel, was honored with a “Hospitality Award,” presented by the Tennessee Chapter of the International Interior Design Association. Every room in Hotel Preston houses an eclectic collection of art, serving up eye candy one piece at a time. Because the hotel bar is named “Pink Slip”, there’s a piece of art in the lobby that is a mini dress, or slip, made of pink crayons—yes, crayons!

I found the guest rooms to be spacious and comfortable. However, I’m always surprised to come across a hotel that still charges for wireless internet ($10/day). Hotel Preston offers 196 rooms and is a great fit for both the leisure and business traveler.

Appetites are satisfied at Hotel Preston’s CafĂ© Isabella, praised for serving a unique blend of “Italian comfort food with southern roots.” I enjoyed the calzone with a nice glass of Malbec wine. The hotel also offers room service and access to a fitness room.

Hotel Preston is only minutes away from-- not only the airport--but also Opryland and downtown, providing hotel guests easy access to all Nashville has to offer. Another nice amenity is a free airport shuttle. More information can be found at www.hotelpreston.com. You can follow local events and hotel updates on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/hotelprestonnashville) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/hotel_preston).