Holston House

Nashville, TN

Interior Design

Stonehill Taylor completed the conversion of a historic 1920’s building into a new boutique hotel, Holston House. Boasting two live music venues and a 3,650 SF rooftop pool, Holston House, owned by HRI, will be a part of the Hyatt Unbound collection of unique properties.


Throughout the design of the 191 rooms and public spaces, Stonehill Taylor preserved many of the historic elements and layered a design concept informed by Nashville’s famous music industry and flair. Stonehill Taylor pulled from diverse, Nashville-based inspirations, such as the leather goods of 20th-century Italian-born designer Peter Nappi and the honest, raw sounds of musicians Jack White and the late Johnny Cash. The aspiration was to create an environment where such larger-than-life figures would feel at home by mastering a sense of elegance mixed with authenticity. This ambition manifested itself in such design touches as classic overdyed rugs, leather accents, and wood features.


  • Gold Key Awards, Holston House, Best Hotel Midscale Finalist



  • Metropolis

    Tuesday July 17, 2018

    Holston House has experienced its own evolution: The Marr & Holman–designed building opened in 1929 as the James Robertson Hotel, eventually transitioning into apartments and, later, low-income housing. As it reassumes ...

  • Modern Magazine

    Wednesday August 22, 2018

    Utter “Nashville” and most people within earshot will instantly envision honkytonks and cowboy boots. But the Nashville of today is much more than this: It’s one of the fastest growing ...

  • Hospitality Design

    Friday August 10, 2018

    Originally built in the 1920s, the 191-room Holston House Nashville from owner HRI Lodging is a celebration of all things Nashville, thanks a design from Stonehill Taylor that is deeply ...