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Nashville’s New Rhythm

A New Boutique Hotel in Nashville

Welcome to our Music Row Nashville hotel

Right here in Nashville’s Midtown neighborhood, Kimpton Aertson Hotel is composing a hip new social hub. Our name pays homage to Jan Aertson, a Dutch immigrant whose descendant Cornelius Vanderbilt lifted the family legacy to legendary renown.

The hotel’s aesthetic captures the pioneering spirit of America’s first Vanderbilt and those who call Midtown home today. Discover industrial details elevated by warm, organic design and refined finishes. As you enter, stroll past the live green wall to our eccentric front desk: a commissioned creation of hand-knotted, painted rope by artist Orly Genger. Our open living room further extends your welcome with industrial-meets-organic details like poured concrete floors, a curtain of river stones and a double-sided fireplace wrapped in floating ceramic.

Other artful elements include our eighth-floor outdoor living room with seasonal swimming pool and cabanas. A gorgeous 4,000-square-foot spa. And 180 guestrooms and suites flooded in natural light and views of downtown or the Vanderbilt University campus.

It’s Nashville with a whole new rhythm.

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The year was 1650. Jan Aertson emigrated from the Netherlands to America. To honor his home village, Jan changed his surname to “Vanderbilt,” Dutch for “of the Bilt.” 200 years later, railroad tycoon Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jan’s great-great grandson, donated $1 million to establish Vanderbilt University, a landmark that symbolizes the spirit of its founder’s family.