Nashville’s Leading Luxury Hotel Receives Historic Status
The Hermitage Hotel has joined a prestigious list of landmarks around the country.
The National Parks Department has added the world-renowned, 110-year-old property to the National Historic Landmark Registry – the only hotel in Tennessee to hold such status. The luxury hotel, which opened in 1910, will join other special properties throughout the state such as Downtown Nashville Presbyterian Church, The Hermitage Home of Andrew Jackson, Jubilee Hall at Fisk University.
The honor is bestowed in concert with the centennial anniversary of Tennessee ratifying the Nineteenth Amendment, in which The Hermitage Hotel played an integral role as the headquarters for the suffrage movement.
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate and protect America’s historic and archaeological resources. The Hermitage Hotel joins close to 2,600 places throughout the United States and 30 sites within the state of Tennessee.
“At The Hermitage Hotel, one of our core values is the preservation of our region’s history,” said Dee Patel, Managing Director of The Hermitage Hotel. “Being added to the National Historic Landmark Registry is an honor beyond compare, and to receive this recognition the same year as we celebrate the centennial anniversary of the suffrage movement is truly humbling. This accolade will ensure The Hermitage Hotel remains a treasured landmark for generations to come.”
The Hermitage Hotel is the city’s original million-dollar property, home to a rich history deeply rooted in the spirit of the region. The cherished landmark stands as a timeless icon of refined Southern hospitality, featuring 122 luxurious guest rooms and suites and distinctive Beaux Arts architecture.
“As stewards of this remarkable property, we carry on our shoulders a sense of responsibility and in our hearts an unbridled commitment to preservation,” said Molly Hardie, co-owner of The Hermitage Hotel. Co-owner Robert Hardie added, “since it began welcoming guests in 1910, The Hermitage Hotel has been a beacon of gracious hospitality, its story written into the memories of visitors from all over the world.”
The official National Historic Landmark Registry plaque that will adorn the front entrance of The Hermitage Hotel will be unveiled at a small ceremony on August 18, which is the 100th anniversary of the passing of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.