Rumor Has It

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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NY Times: Need a Quick Inspection of a 58-Story Tower? Send a Drone

With their low cost and ease of handling, drones are saving money and time on big construction projects.

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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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Mic: 5 Hotels with Wellness Offerings That Go Beyond a Dingy Gym

"The Bristol Hotel is right in the heart of the Appalachian Mountain region; and when you stay there, you not only get stunning views of the mountains, but you also get the chance to try all sorts of herbal remedies made with wild herbs indigenous to the region."

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Travel Pulse: The Year's Top Destinations for Adventure Seekers

"Offering access to the most visited national park in the Great Smoky Mountains, the famed Appalachian Trail, and ancient Bristol Caverns, Bristol makes an ideal adventure destination."

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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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