One of nine boutique hotels in a nationwide chain, 21c Museum Hotel Nashville is a hotel and contemporary art museum rolled into one. 21c founders Laura Lee Brown — whose family owns Jack Daniel’s, the famed Tennessee whiskey — and Steve Wilson opened the first location in Louisville, Kentucky, as a way to share some 3,000 pieces of art from their private collection with the public.

For the art lover, 21c is truly a feast for the eyes. The Nashville location itself boasts 10,500 square feet of art space, including paintings, sculptures, and audiovisual productions on display throughout the entire hotel: in the lobby, the restaurant, hallways, elevators, guest rooms, and of course, the art galleries.

21c Museum is North America’s only museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting contemporary art of the 21st century. The museum is open free of charge 24 hours a day, seven days a week. More than twenty special exhibitions and installations have been organized by the 21c Museum since its opening in 2006.

21c Museum Hotel was voted among the Top 10 Hotels in the World in the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards in 2009, 2010 and 2011. It was also voted as the No. 1 Hotel in the South in the 2012 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards. 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati was named the top hotel in America in 2013 by Conde Nast Traveler’s annual reader survey, and 11th in the world.

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