Dierks Bentley, Ryan Tedder Help Nashville’s Hutton Hotel Create New Songwriters’ Rooms

In December, Nashville’s Hutton Hotel will debut a new set of writers’ rooms–aptly named The Gibson and The Martin–after extensive renovations to its 1808 West End Ave. location.

Dierks Bentley and OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder both contributed designs to the rooms, in conjunction with Studio 11 design.

The Martin, inspired by Bentley’s Arizona Roots, uses Saltillo tile and Navajo area rugs, and includes custom Martin guitars as well as a vocal booth.

“The design for the room was created around my home state out west,” Bentley said via a statement. “I wanted recreate a southwestern vibe that I find to be both inspiring and calming. Hopefully when writers walk in there is that feeling of, ‘Wow this is different,’” I really want them to be excited…and write a big hit!”

The Gibson, incorporating Tedder’s creative input, uses natural materials inspired by urban industrial lofts, and includes Gibson guitars and a piano.

The rooms will be available for booking by both hotel guests and non-guests. Room rates and booking details were not available at press time.

Bentley also chimed in on the importance of writers rooms on the Nashville community.

“When I had my first publishing deal, we wrote in the old firehouse next door,” he recalls. “There was nothing in there except a couple of rooms with metal folding chairs and a table..and it was cold! But there definitely was some magic in there. It’s not so much about how nice the room is. It’s more important about the energy of the room. Hopefully there will be great energy in my room at the Hutton.”

The Martin Room [Click photo to enlarge]

The Gibson Room [Click photo to enlarge]


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