Posted on February 8, 2020 by The Russell The Russell Boutique Hotel has been featured in Garden and Gun magazine. It is an honor to be categorized as one of four stylish new Music City hotels. Check out the whole article HERE. If you’ve navigated the shoulder-to-shoulder crowds inside Nashville International Airport lately, you won’t be surprised that a whopping 16.1 million travelers passed through Music City last year. And between the honky-tonks, concerts, professional sports games, and bucket-list meals, all those visitors have to sleep somewhere, which means the hotel business is booming—in particular, thoughtful, design-forward boutique hotels. Creativity has always thrived here, after all. Here are four of our favorite new properties to check-in to this winter. The Russell 819 Russell Street; East Nashville Housed in the shell of the old Cumberland Presbyterian Church in East Nashville, which languished empty after a 1998 tornado blew the steeple off and ripped a hole in the roof, the Russell, a new twenty-three room boutique hotel, restored many of the building’s original details, including the stained glass windows, exposed brick walls, and soaring forty-foot vaulted ceiling. The old church pews were even upcycled into contemporary headboards. Most importantly, the hotel continues to give back to the community the church supported for so many years by donating a portion of proceeds to local charities fighting homelessness: A typical stay at the Russell will provide sixteen nights in a bed at an area shelter.