Union Station Hotel: Nashville, Tennessee
Sandy Rochelle, Concierge
Nashville, Tennessee

At Union Station Hotel, a stunningly restored, 100-year-old Nashville, Tennessee railway station, visitors are welcomed by all the excitement and anticipation of turn-of-the-century travel. This classic downtown property, adjacent from the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and situated within seven blocks of several major attractions, including The District, Nashville Convention Center, and the State Capitol, is a shining gateway to the past, while perfectly blending modern convenience with warm, historic elegance. Guests marvel at Romanesque architecture featuring the original 65-foot barrel-vaulted stained glass ceiling and rare bas-relief sculptures, and may select from 125 uniquely styled guest rooms. Indulge in old-fashioned Southern charm, at this Historic Hotels of America property with state-of-the-art comforts in the heart of Music City. Union Station Hotel is part of the Autograph Hotel Collection by Marriott.

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This Questionnaire was first published in May 2014.

What is your favorite word to describe Nashville?

Up and coming. Growing, alive, hip.

What word best reflects the people of Nashville?

People visit Nashville from all over the world. We are a creative business town.

What is the most creative, spiritual or emotional place in Nashville?

Music Row! This is the business side of country music (southwest of Downtown Nashville), but every artist sells their soul to the industry.

What is your favorite outdoor activity in Nashville?

The hiking in the Warner parks and canoeing on the Cumberland River (the 688 mile river that flows through Nashville). Let's not forget Steeplechase.

Held on the second Saturday of every May, the Iroquois Steeplechase is the premier spring race in American steeplechasing and Music City's traditional rite of spring--typically attracting more than 25,000 spectators and benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

What is your favorite indoor activity in Nashville?

Music! When living in Nashville music is everywhere inside and out, in churches, temples, schools. What else would you do indoors in Nashville?

What is your favorite sound or noise in Nashville?

Again that would be music. Downtown on certain street corners there is music playing from each crosswalk.

What is your favorite smell or taste in Nashville?

Anything fried. We are in the south and there is a lot of fried food. We are becoming a barbecue town. Barbecue and fried foods are cousins.

What drink best reflects Nashville?

Whisky. This is a whisky town. So many new distilleries have opened in Nashville. Many of them have tours. Yazoo beer is as popular.

What song or type of music best reflects Nashville?

County, gospel and southern rock.

If Heaven were Nashville, what would God say to a visitor when they arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Please bring Tylenol, you'll need it in the morning!

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