The Sessions Hotel, designed by Interior Image Group (IIG), is now open in Bristol, Virginia. The design concept tells the story of the 1927 Bristol Sessions – a set of historic country music recordings that marked Bristol as the birthplace of country music.
Initially composed of three separate buildings – a grain mill, a candy factory, and a grocery building – IIG transformed the sites into one cohesive, 70-room boutique hotel that honors the property’s storied past. In addition to acting as the procurement agent for the property, IIG designed the 178,000-square-foot boutique hotel’s guestrooms, corridors, and main lobby to reflect the building’s past life with a modern twist.
IIG’s thoughtful attention to detail can be found throughout the hotel, on elements like the custom-designed accent pillows, which mirror the building’s past life by displaying old grain sacks with flour or cornmeal, with the recipe on the back taken from the original bags used in the Simply Grand grain mill. Denim, taken straight from the LC King Denim Factory, is also seen woven into the casegoods. IIG also transformed vintage microphones into the lighting pendants, which hang over a hospitality unit inspired by a vintage record player cabinet.
Photography: Kent Ervin