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In the process of gearing up for our grand opening, we’ve gained a lot of attention from the local press. Here’s what they have to say about our beautifully renovated hotel and long-time Bristol landmark.



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Herald Courier: Bristol Hotel expected to open this fall

"The scents of springtime wafted on a cool breeze across the rooftop of The Bristol Hotel on Thursday afternoon as project principles shared a champagne toast."

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WWD: “Checking In, Literally, With Denim-Maker L.C. King.”

The oldest cut-and-sew factory in the U.S. has helped inspire the interiors of a new hotel in its hometown of Bristol, Va. - and factory tours are a must.

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Inspire Design: “Industrial Past, Modern Future.”

Located in Bristol, VA, an Appalachian mountain city straddling Tennessee and Virginia, The Bristol Hotel blends the spirit of the locale’s industrial past with a modern aesthetic guests expect.

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Architectural Digest: “The Most Beautifully Designed Bar in Each State in America.”

From a bar that brings back the look of old New York City to a modern design in Nashville, these bars don't just serve the best drinks—they do so in a space that's like no other.

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Smart Meetings: New & Renovated: Early America

With a beautiful view of the Appalachian Mountains from the rooftop bar, this 65-room hotel provides a little taste of history upon stepping inside. 

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Herald Courier: Bristol Hotel on USA Today top 10 list

"The Bristol Hotel is a boutique hotel beside the Birthplace of Country Music in downtown Bristol that opened last October."

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Hospitality Net: Kevin Kruse Appointed General Manager

"Kevin Kruse Charlestowne Hotels announces the appointment of Kevin Kruse to general manager of The Bristol Hotel, the city's first boutique property, slated to open in early Fall 2018."

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Johnson City Press: Following through on building's original intent, The Bristol Hotel is slated to open later this summer

"Three years of effort and a $20 million-plus investment to revitalize one of downtown Bristol’s oldest buildings was certainly a feat worthy of a toast Thursday evening for McCall Capital President Marcus McCall and his partners with Charlestowne Hotels."

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Smart Moves: Kevin Kruse of The Bristol Hotel

"Charlestowne Hotels tapped Kevin Kruse as General Manager of the Bristol Hotel, opening fall 2018 in Virginia."

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Condé Nast Traveler: Hotel Openings We Love in October 2018

“It’s been very cool to see the shift of the travel spotlight from major U.S. cities onto what were once considered America’s 'second' or even 'third' cities."

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The Register Herald: Where country music was born

"In early September, we visited the birthplace of country music. We’re thinking you are thinking Nashville, the Tennessee capital city that calls itself “Music City,” although perhaps “Country Music City” would be more accurate."

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USA Today: Cozy fire pits lure guests to hotels, restaurants and bars

"These fire pits are sizzling across the country."

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U.S. News & World Report: 30 Hot New Hotels to Check Out in 2019

"With modern-day perks like private butlers and pick-your-own prices, these fabulous new hotels may be perfect for your next vacation."

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Travel Pulse: The Top Hotels for Music Lovers

"Recognized as “The Birthplace of Country Music” by the United States Congress in 1998, the eclectic mountain city of Bristol is a primary stop on Virginia's famed music trail, The Crooked Road."

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Shermans Travel: 11 Budget Memorial Day Destinations

"For a mountain getaway, consider Bristol: It’s home to 40 hiking trails, caverns, and an underground river  plus access to the Appalachian Trail."

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The Knot: Venue Scout

"Whether you envision your wedding near a barn, in a loft or somewhere in between, these 15 spots are worth a look."

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"We stayed at the recently renovated and industrial chic Bristol Hotel. Rooms are modern and comfy but it’s the lovely rooftop bar, with 360-degree views of the mountains and extensive cocktail list, that really steals the show at any time of day."

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She Finds: Where You Should Book Your Next Trip To, According To Your Spotify Playlist

"Believe it or not, Virginia is recognized as “The Birthplace of Country Music” and is home to the Bristol Hotel, where you will be fully immersed in the historic music scene."

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Forbes: Where To Travel This Summer Based On Your Go-To Playlist

"To truly step off the beaten path, others can head to The Bristol Hotel, where tourists can fully immerse themselves in the historic music city and also take banjo lessons."

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Inhabitat: Restored Bristol Hotel celebrates Appalachia

"The Bristol, a newly opened boutique hotel that straddles the Virginia/Tennessee line, is a restored 1925 architectural landmark."

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The Spa Insider: Rejuvenate with Curated Mountain Remedies at The Bristol Hotel

"The Bristol Hotel in Bristol, Virginia offers upon-request medicinal mountain remedies to promote self-care during a long and hectic trip."

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WCYB: Bristol Hotel named Travel + Leisure's #4 City Hotel in the U.S., #53 in the world

"The hotel opened last October in downtown Bristol and is just walking distance away from dozens of restaurants, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum, and other local attractions."

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Men’s Journal: “The 25 Best Bachelor Destinations in America.”

"If Nashville’s swarms of tourists seems like too much to handle, look into this under-the-radar, musically inclined city."

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TOWN Magazine: Appalachian Dream

"Rising above the rolling hills of Bristol, where Main Street literally divides the town between Tennessee and Virginia, rests the recently renovated Bristol Hotel."

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Northern Virginia Magazine: Here’s what’s new at your favorite, nearby resorts and hotels

"Located in Bristol, with views of the Appalachian Mountains, this boutique hotel celebrates the history of its surrounding landscape with a modern twist."

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Here Magazine: 9 Things to Do in Bristol, the Ultimate Appalachian Getaway.

"Bristol, the “Good Place to Live,” is also a great place to travel in Appalachia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, just an hour and a half away from Asheville, North Carolina."

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"The Bristol Hotel celebrates the city’s role in music history with in-room Crosley turntables."

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Here Magazine: 9 Places to Travel to Immerse Yourself in a New Creative Skill

"Guests staying at The Bristol Hotel, a charming and recently opened boutique property, can immerse themselves in this history with on-site banjo lessons courtesy of award-winning local musicians."

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Good Grit: Unwrap Adventure

"The Bristol Hotel celebrates the city’s role in music history with in-room Crosley turntables...then explore the city’s historic music scene with banjo lessons led by local musicians, tours of the Smithsonian Birthplace of Country Music Museum, and live bluegrass concerts atop the hotel’s Lumac Rooftop Bar."

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Travel Pulse: 25 phenomenal places to visit in march

"Despite Nashville's prominence in country music, it's actually Bristol, Virginia, that is the birthplace of country music. Book a stay at a boutique hotel, The Bristol, and enjoy views of the Blue Ridge Mountain from their rooftop while sipping a local brew."

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