This summer one warm July weekend, Maxwell was in concert Friday and that Saturday Gary Clark Jr was in concert as well, both at the Ascend Amphitheater.
(Sidebar – listen to my favorite song by GCJ by clicking the link here
I was gracious enough to have a weekend staycation sponsored by Omni. The Omni Hotel is nestled in the heart of downtown and a short three block walk over from the Ascend Amphitheater. The Omni’s grand decor and furnishings, as well as its attentive guest services, makes it one of the most sought after hotels in Nashville and the world. Read about my staycation sponsored in part by Omni Hotels Nashville below.
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When I arrived, valet parking opened my door and greeted me (I just love great customer service). I gave valet my name and headed inside to check in.
Once checked in, I was informed that I was expected and that I would be staying in the corner suite on the 12th floor. I didn’t get too excited at first because 12 floors didn’t seem too high….but then I got off the elevator.
There are Windows looking out from the elevator lobby to the city of Nashville, and when I arrived on the 12th floor I was stunned by the beauty of the city of Nashville from the hotel. I could see all the way up north Skyline Medical to Nissan Stadium. I was eye level with Downtown Nashville’s skyline icon, the batman building.
Once inside and a few steps there was a powder room. A powder room in a hotel suite?! I knew was in for a treat. I rounded the curve and entered a large open sitting room. There was a desk immediately in front/to the right of me, a 4 person seat couch in front, a bar table with high top chairs and a huge high ceiling room with floor to ceiling Windows. In front of the couch on the wall was an approximately 50 inch flat screen mounted to the wall. It’s keyboard and remote rested on the coffee table. Let’s talk about the view.
The view was magnificent and mesmerizing as I pondered skipping the concerts and just enjoying the room and view.
But I had to stay focused.
The room wound around to the left where there was a dresser/ cocktail bar that led to the bedroom. Once in the bedroom, there was a huge bathroom to my left and wall to ceiling Windows on my right (with an armchair) overlooking the pool, filled with Nashville visitors. I am enamored with skylines so before I could investigate the spa like bathroom I had to take a gander at the view. Again. For a sec. That and the pool was packed. More details about the pool shortly.
The bathroom was huge. Once inside the bathroom, the huge garden tub was on my right. It had a beautifully detailed backsplash and the tub was very deep. Adjacent to the tub was a glass door shower.
There were dual sinks, and the toilet was in a small room to my right. How considerate!
The room was above my expectations and just when I thought I was done being blown away, there was a knock on the door. I was confused because I was not expecting anyone. Surprisingly, guest services were at the door with a gift basket with local Nashville treats, welcoming me to the Omni and wishing me a delightful stay. Just the touch that makes it the Omni.
I enjoyed being able to walk a couple of blocks to enjoy concerts at the Ascend stadium. During the day the energy and excitement of the city makes you feel alive.
At night the Ascend lights up as well as the buildings and high rises make Nashville a romantic backdrop for a warm summer stroll to and from the concerts; why I love Nashville.
Staying at the Omni made parking a passing thought and because there was so much to do in the vicinity of downtown (or even at the hotel itself) that you have lots of options of things to do.
After the smooth sounds of the Maxwell concert Friday night, I found myself on Broadway Saturday night, braving Broadway, determined to pretend to be a tourist. Some of my favorite places to ‘Honkey Tonk’ include Margaritaville, the Big Bang, and Big River. None of which I was able to partake of because my tolerance levels (and bedtime) have waned.
I did stop at Paradise Park and enjoyed a good late burger.
After the burger, it was time to leave the lights and country music and head back to the Omni. Inside the Omni is Barlines which is a very spacious bar with indoor and outdoor seating, and live music. In the summer you can’t beat a patio in downtown Nashville to people watch and listen to live music all around.
I slept in Saturday and was awoken by sounds of cheering. Upon investigation, I learned the guests enjoy the pool on the weekends because Nashville is one of the top locations for Bachelor/Bachelorette parties and true to it, the party people were living it up. Fun in the sun on the rooftop pool.
Kitchen Notes is open for brunch all weekend, and you can literally walk the length of the room with a buffet table full of all the breakfast treats.
So – are you planning a staycation at the Omni one day soon? I would even do an adult sleep over there. Either way, with its proximity to so much of downtown, the Ascend Amphitheater, and its beautiful amenities and high-end service, I highly recommend you book your next stay or friends night out with The Omni.
Karla is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Sociology, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration from Bethel University. She is a Nashville Native and Lifestyle Blogger; a Free Spirit, and a Music Lover. To subscribe to her monthly newsletter click here. She can be reached via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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