The Joseph Hotel Nashville

INC Architecture & Design designed The Joseph Hotel Nashville to be an epicenter of arts and culture in Nashville where guests and the local community will be surrounded by the work of creators, both local and global.

  • area / size 430,000 sqft
  • Year 2020
  • Type Hotel,
  • The Joseph Nashville is a hotel driven by art and culture. Envisioned as a cultural center rather than a hotel, The Joseph will be home to a rotating collection of blue-chip art. Diverse cultural programming will bring international and local audiences together. This is not a museum with some hotel rooms attached. The Joseph will be a place where guests and Nashvillians alike will live with and be surrounded by art and culture.

    The brainchild of the father and son duo, Ron and Joel Pizzuti, The Joseph Columbus has been designed to display the family’s art collection to a broader public. The Pizzuti family has over four decades amassed a private contemporary art collection that is ranked among the top ten nationally. The collection is primarily housed in their eponymous Pizzuti Collection museum in Columbus Ohio. Its mission is to “foster cultural understanding and educational exchange by championing a diversity of voices from around the globe” in art and design.

    Restrained architectural spaces with a residential character are rendered in a rich, warm and natural material palette. An elevated, elegant and serene backdrop for the hotel’s rotating art collection has been created. Understated touches like tooled saddle leather, marquetry patterns, and Nudie suit inspired floral embroidery make reference to local traditions with the utmost subtlety.

    The guest rooms have been fashioned to feel like the interior of a luxury caravan where everything has its place and a glamorous opulence dominates. A built-in leather sofa that gives the impression of mid-century banquette exudes an on-the-road lavishness. Copper, oak, warm marble and brown leathers complete a palette that feels at once local and sophisticated. Kane Brown would be right at home here.

    The Joseph Nashville paints a picture of a world that is surrounded by creators and culture. This is a world that is at once global and local. At The Joseph, art is not a spectator sport. At The Joseph, art is part of life.

    DesignINC Architecture & Design
    Design Team: Adam Rolston, Gabriel Benroth, Drew Stuart, Tyler Kleck, Megan McGing, Louisa Revitte, Michael Nartey, Nathan Mohamedali
    Design Architect: Arquitectonica
    Architect of Record: ESG Architecture & Design
    Photography: Eric Laignel