n o t e by Mint House: Nashville’s New High-End Boutique Hospitality
After more than three years of thoughtful restoration and renovation, the 122 year-old building located at 421 Union Street in Nashville, Tennessee has been transformed into a modernist, luxury, loft-suite boutique hotel and now she’s ready for her closeup.
Branded as “n o t e” by Mint House, the rental property was featured in a ribbon cutting ceremony on November 8 with Nashville Mayor Freddie O’Connell and Metro Council Members among other city officials followed by a Grand Opening celebration that evening.
This is the first boutique hospitality property in Nashville announced by the Mint House hospitality brand. The tech-enabled flexible living operator offers spacious, premium apartment-style accommodations across the U.S. and in partnership with Historic Restorations, the hospitality brand will operate the residential-style hotel in the heart of Nashville’s Arts District.
Stillwell is a 35-year music veteran (musician, publisher and producer) who founded his healthcare advocacy and insurance organization to help artists, songwriters, musicians and other creative types navigate the healthcare and insurance systems, and also offers financial planning services. His clients include Grammy, CMA, ACM, IBMA and Americana Music Award winners, among members of the Nashville music industry. In 2017, Stillwell architected the first-ever fully insured True Group Health Insurance plan with Voluntary Benefits for Nashville’s musicians and artists, available exclusively through AFM Local 257. Stillwell is known for his involvement in the Boys and Girls clubs of Middle Tennessee and the Victory Fund, among many others.
“We are all excited to have meticulously restored and transformed 421 Union, and we are incredibly proud to partner with the Mint House team to create this one-of-a-kind property where residents and travelers can seamlessly experience Nashville in such an authentic manner,” says Stillwell.
Mraz is a two-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Songwriters Hall of Fame honoree, most famously known by his hits “I’m Yours” and “I Won’t Give Up.” His non-profit, the Jason Mraz Foundation, supports programs focused on inclusive arts education and the advancement of equality. Established in 2015, Mraz Family Farms is committed to peace in the world through organic regenerative agriculture, fair trade, and kind words. In June, Mraz released his eighth studio album, Mystical Magical Rhythmical Radical Ride. He is currently a contestant on Dancing With The Stars.
“Nashville has always been a favorite city of mine. I’ve had many memorable writing and recording sessions there. It’s a town full of talent and creativity,” says Mraz. “So when my friends asked if I might like to be a part of this team creating inviting living spaces for visitors and artists to stay while working and playing here, I was in. I can’t wait for my next Nashville project so I can experience it for myself.”
This transaction marks the fifth Nashville property, including under-development assets, for Mint House—whose real estate footprint has more than doubled nationally in the past two years—and represents a truly unique, high-end boutique hospitality offering.
Built in 1901, the 421 Union Street building offers five spacious, lofted units—most including multi-floor living spaces with soaring 20-foot ceilings, mezzanines, towering historic windows, private outside terraces with outside eating and living spaces. Units can be booked for flexible lengths-of-stay. Each residential-style accommodation will be equipped with a full-service kitchen with seating for dining, multiple bedrooms and an ample lounge and workspace that works equally as a comfortable, sophisticated living space and a place to attend and host business meetings.
As with all Mint House properties, the integration of technology for ease (such as the ability to stock your fridge prior to arrival) are paired with design-forward furnishings to make the space feel more like a home than a hotel.
“n o t e by Mint House will be the perfect compliment to Mint House’s growing portfolio of premium, high-end apartment style hospitality accommodations. The two and four-bedroom units are perfect for leisure or business groups, families, and those seeking larger luxury accommodations in Nashville,” says Elizabeth Herzberg Morris, Mint House’s Sr. VP of Development.
The location is in proximity to Printer’s Alley, Ryman Auditorium, Country Music Hall Of Fame, National Museum of African American Music, Lower Broadway and Bridgestone Arena, as well as the rest of Nashville’s vibrant mixed-use nightlife district and thriving music and restaurant scene.
The 421 Union Street building was the original home of both Liberty Bank & Trust and The National Life and Accident Insurance Company (also known as “The National”), which went on to create WSM Radio and the Grand Ole Opry. As part of the restoration and re-imagination of the building, Historic Restorations worked to create living spaces where historic elements, modernism, updated amenities and technology co-exist.