Summer Sizzles with a Songwriters Retreat at Hutton Hotel Nashville

Launching in Summer 2019, Hutton Hotel in Nashville invites guests to fuel their inner artist during a series of weekend Writers Retreats. Budding songwriters will have the opportunity to learn from Nashville’s finest songwriters and sound engineers in three, four-day weekend workshops at the hotel dedicated to honing the craft of making music. Throughout July, August and September 2019, guests will spend time in the hotel’s professional Writers Studios with industry experts learning about the creative process, see the sights of Nashville for inspiration and even leave the weekend with their first recordings. The Writers Retreats will be under the direction Gordon Hammond, Director of Technical Production and Writers Studio Manager who has recorded 8 Grammy-nominated albums, and Jill Schmidt, Director of Programming for Analog at Hutton Hotel.

No matter genre of choice, Country, Americana, Indie, Electronica or Pop, novice songwriters will have access to professional songwriters and sound engineers to master the art of writing a song. The retreat will host an intimate group for each weekend, each staying in their own one bedroom suite at the iconic hotel. Award-winning songwriters and sound engineers will host a welcome reception for the group and an introductory workshop to the program before breaking off into individual writing and recording sessions over the weekend. Guests will also have the chance to explore Nashville’s creative history with optional tours of iconic Music City sights and studios such as Historic RCA Studio B, the Country Music Hall of Fame, Third Man Records and celebrated venues such as the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium, walking the same floors as the industry’s biggest legends.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2019, Hutton Hotel continues to offer the same southern-style hospitality guests have come to expect from Music City’s premiere boutique hotel. In December 2017, the Four-Star Hutton Hotel Nashville revealed the completion of a multi-phased renovation that offers guests an immersive journey into Music City’s creative culture. With the launch of the Writers Retreats, Hutton Hotel offers a new generation of artist the access to an all encompassing creative refuge, including a 5,000 square foot music venue and cocktail lounge and Writers Studio creative spaces developed in partnership with Red Light Management. The design of the current and new spaces, creatively lead by Studio 11 Design, was extended to hotel’s public areas, music venue, writers studios, guest rooms, and suites to offer residential comfort with a rock-and-roll edge.


Set in the city’s lively West End neighborhood and steps from the heart of Music Row, the Four-Star Hutton Hotel offers guests an immersive journey into Nashville’s creative culture including Analog a 5,000-square foot music venue in partnership with Red Light Management, WestEnd bar and restaurant offering an upscale casual atmosphere for contemporary American cuisine, fully equipped Writers Studios creative spaces and 13,000 square feet of flexible event space.  The hotel’s 250 sophisticated guest rooms and suites including three elegantly appointed Penthouse Suites designed to have residential comfort while offering the southern-style hospitality guests have come to expect from Hutton Hotel.