Last updated April 30, 2021
Recently, I was itching to get out of Atlanta for my birthday weekend and enjoy time focused on myself. After some research, I decided to visit The Joseph Nashville, which succeeded in making my birthday a memorable one.
I was welcomed with reusable aluminum water bottles to take home. Full-size bottles of posh ila brand bath and body products were in my room. There was a curated pillow menu. Welcome to a glimpse into my stay at the latest luxury property, The Joseph Nashville.
I was also eager to visit the city, because I’d heard that the recently opened Joseph was home to a boutique spa that had an innovative treatment menu. So, my mom—you can call her “Kathy”—and I headed north for a much-needed girls weekend.
Read on to hear about my time at The Joseph Nashville and why you should make this Luxury Collection Hotel your luxury home away from home the next time you’re in Music City Nashville!
Arrival at The Joseph Nashville
We arrived on a gorgeous fall Friday around lunchtime. As my mom and I pulled up to the property, I noticed touches like the London cab outfitted in Burberry plaid and a massive digital art display. I knew that the interior of The Joseph was likely to be stunning. And I wasn’t disappointed.
Walking into the lobby, I was surrounded by beauty, whether it was the pops of color decorating the walls or the eye-catching Italian marble floors.
All of the art throughout the hotel is from the personal collection of the Pizzuti family, who are the owners of the property.
We were both too hungry to unpack, so we went to the Denim, The Joseph’s more casual eat and drink spot, that overlooks the city skyline and rooftop pool.
While we enjoyed our comfort food lunch of gnocchi in a pomodoro sauce and lamb skewers with fries over a few glasses of wine, Mom and I planned out our weekend itinerary which consists of eat, sleep, and spa.
While resting up, I wanted a cup of tea and requested an electric tea kettle. One of my favorite moments of my stay was when the chicest looking black kettle was delivered on a tray that included milk, housemade tea bags and Italian honey.
The beds were like giant clouds outfitted in Frette Italian linens.There’s also an extensive pillow menu to choose from.
In all my travels, I’d never seen the British brand ila toiletries and am now eager to use this brand again.
There was an in-room tablet for convenience, a beautiful view of the river, and pocket-sized hand sanitizer and wipes for both Mom and me. It was a little slice of hotel heaven.
Depending on the state you’re in and current COVID-regulations, room service can look different. Our morning began with coffee, cappuccino, a root vegetable frittata, egg biscuit, and bacon packaged in carryout containers and delivered in a paper bag.
Regardless of presentation, the food and caffeine was just what we needed to fuel us for a day of lounging about.
In the time of COVID, dinner reservations on a weekend in a big city can be hard to come by, given limited seating capacity. So, Mom and I were happy to get a spot at Yolan and indulged in the eight-course tasting menu with wine pairings.
Under the leadership of James Beard Award winner and Michelin-starred chef, Tony Mantuano, each bite of food taken was as beautiful and luxuriously composed as it is delicious.
Our food journey included palate pleasers like prawns with Meyer lemon and olive oil; risotto with saffron and lobster; and duck with apple, sweet potato, and chestnut.
Courtesy of Cathy Mantuano, the wine was paired perfectly. She picked sips that were one-of-a-kind and would be challenging to find without traveling to Italy.
Thanks to the couple’s selections and their friendly and attentive staff who guided us through every course, Mom and I had a dinner that transported us to one of our favorite European destinations without having to travel far.
The Rose Spa at The Joseph Nashville
Around noon the next day, Mom headed out to sight-see while I headed to Rose, the spa at The Joseph. Due to the pandemic, there were certain limitations to what the spa can offer.
Amenities that will eventually be offered include a steam room, ice fountain, and an experience shower where at the touch of a button. You’ll feel like you’re in the midst of a warm island storm or a cool rain falling on top of a mountain. The relaxation room is also a warm and welcoming space bathed in natural light where I want to curl up with a cup of tea and my book.
But, for this visit, I headed straight to the cozy treatment room where my therapist explained the Rose Indulgence experience. For the next 120 minutes, I was pampered by two therapists.
The first therapist provided a chakra-balancing back treatment and massage. Then, another therapist seamlessly took over, treating me to a facial that included acupressure with hot poultices and rose quartz crystal, as well as a garnet face scrub, and a cooling jade mask.
Every treatment at the Rose also begins with a signature foot bath that incorporates a foot scrub, followed by a warming bath infused with rose petals and other botanicals.
Upon leaving, the spa also provides you with a small sachet of this mixture to enjoy at home.
The Gym at The Joseph Nashville
Fitness-minded friends, don’t miss this space. Next to the spa, the gym is also located on the same floor as Denim, and takes advantage of the same views of the city.
Plus, it has all of the cardio and resistance training equipment your heart could desire, including two Peloton bikes and a foot pedal-operated water dispenser.
Birthday Dinner in Town
During my birthday trip last year, I discovered the Bourbon Steak location at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in Arizona. That’s when I fell in love with the restaurant’s signature lobster pot pie.
So, given the Nashville location was a 10-minute walk from our hotel, selecting Bourbon Steak for my Birthday Dinner in town was a no-brainer.
Thanks to Jeff, the front office supervisor at The Joseph, Mom and I were seated at a table situated next to Bourbon Steak’s floor-to-ceiling window.
As we watched a spectacular sunset, we dined on fresh oysters, filet mignon, and the epic lobster pot pie.
Departure and Final Thoughts of The Joseph Nashville
On our last day, we woke up to a foggy morning in Nashville and curled up in our room with room service breakfast. Mom reordered the breakfast biscuit while I opted to indulge in pancakes with my bacon.
My flight home didn’t leave until mid afternoon, so we’d arranged for a late checkout. Mom spent the morning in her The Joseph bathrobe, which had become her uniform while we were in the room. Meanwhile, I got a virtual workout in, courtesy of my go-to platform when traveling: Exhale On Demand.
Before we knew it, it was time for our last lunch at the hotel, and it seemed only natural to return to where the trip began: Denim.
While the rain fell outside, Mom and I enjoyed another comfort food-focused lunch, with her reordering the gnocchi she’d fallen in love with on Friday, and me ordering one of Denim’s massive meatballs and a flatbread covered in delicious arugula, prosciutto, ricotta, balsamic, and Parmigiano-Reggiano.
We toasted our glasses one more time to a wonderful weekend. And we both agreed that the next time we needed a little luxury, The Joseph would be at the top of the to-visit list.
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