Check out (and check in to) these hot accommodations across the Southeast.
The team behind Blackberry Farm had a tall order when transforming High Hampton, the iconic Cashiers, North Carolina, Inn first developed in 1860. Formerly a summer camp-style haunt for well-heeled Southerners, the retreat’s recent refresh included its transition to a year-round haven. The elegant, cabin-like interiors repurpose antiques among modern upholstery and a mix of commissioned artworks.
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With mod, retro-tropical interiors that read Memphis Milano-meets-Palm Beach, one of Charleston’s newest boutique properties, The Ryder Hotel, channels the idyll of destination resorts—or at least the sunny disposition of locales with milder winters. Designer Cortney Bishop’s scheme brings warmth to subtropical Charleston’s brief chill with palm-print Mokum wallcoverings, custom Moattar rugs and a dreamy pastel palette. Bishop strove for an energetic yin and yang in the design—cocooning, but also stimulating—a spirit perhaps best experienced by settling into Little Palm bar’s sage-colored booths for cocktails of sherry and whiskey.
PHOTO BY KATIE CHARLOTTE
A stone’s throw from the city’s historic district on the edge of the emerging Eastern Wharf, Thompson Savannah interprets the Hostess City’s timeless character through a modern lens. Architecture by Atlanta firm Smallwood is marked by dramatic geometry, floor-to-ceiling glass and sculptural lighting, but softened by Studio 11’s interior additions—including tactile finishes, showy stones, supple leathers and herringbone hardwoods.
PHOTO COURTESY THOMPSON SAVANNAH
Making a statement in the Music City’s SoBro district, the new Hyatt Centric Downtown Nashville’s residential-esque guest suites offer glamorous dressing tables, millwork closets, Shaw Carpets and five-piece bathrooms complete with freestanding tubs and Kohler fixtures. The lobby sets the eclectic, cosmopolitan tone with custom baroque wallpaper capturing Tennessee’s state tree, the tulip poplar, along with curated art. Adding to the coziness is a listening lounge for vinyl records.
PHOTO COURTESY HYATT CENTRIC DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE
A bespoke boutique option newly bowed in Huntsville’s tony Twickenham district, 106 Jefferson rises on the historic site of a Victorian-era hot spot. Tailored, Southern and a touch cheeky, its design combines moody lighting, reclaimed wood, lush mohair and burnished brass with an array of works by international artists. Guest rooms go plush with sumptuous linens and luxe amenities.