Press Library


If you're feeling more research paper than Cliffs Notes, our press library offers a full archive of Graduate Hotels in the news. For recent dispatches from the brand, visit our blog.

2020

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August

Sports Illustrated

A Look Inside Peyton Manning's New Knoxville Saloon

Peyton Manning has partnered with the Graduate Knoxville Hotel just steps away from Tennessee's campus, to make an unparalleled experience through "Saloon 16."

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August

Southern Living

Calling All Tennessee Volunteers: Take a Peek Inside the Brand-New University of Tennessee Themed Hotel

Their newest hotel opened its doors this August, bringing this unique brand of school spirit to Knoxville. This will be the must-stay location for any true blue, or shall we say orange, Tennessee Volunteer.

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August

Southern Living

Peyton Manning Talks About Returning to His Beloved Knoxville to Open His First Restaurant, Saloon 16

The Super Bowl champ and University of Tennessee alum gives us all the details on opening his first restaurant right in the shadow of the stadium where he became a football legend.

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August

Forbes

Peyton Manning Teams Up With Graduate Knoxville To Deliver Guests A Nostalgic Journey

University of Tennessee football fans have yet one more incentive to don the orange and head to Knoxville—to celebrate the Graduate Knoxville’s hotel debut and it’s nostalgia-soaked bar and restaurant Saloon 16, operated in a partnership with NFL legend and UT alum, Peyton Manning.

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August

AFAR

A Dolly Parton–Inspired Rooftop Bar Just Opened in Nashville

The new Graduate Hotel Nashville has dedicated its rooftop bar and pool lounge, White Limozeen, to the country music icon.

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July

Travel + Leisure

Get Free Nights and Big Discounts for Setting Up a Hotel Office at the Totally Chic Graduate Hotels

Graduate Hotels wants to upgrade your work-from-home life by letting you work from one of their incredibly cool — and comfortable — hotel rooms instead. And it all comes at a discounted rate.

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July

Good Morning America

We want to hang out at this Dolly Parton-inspired bar from 9 to 5

Floor-to-ceiling windows show the outside patio with oversized daybeds, bright pink seating vignettes and a wading pool. There are pink striped exterior walls and a larger-than-life Dolly Parton statue crafted from pink chicken wire.

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July

Forbes

School’s Back In Session: How Graduate Hotels Is Prioritizing Safety For Students And Guests

Graduate Hotels teamed up with Cleveland Clinic and Procter & Gamble in establishing Graduate Cares, a groundbreaking program meeting the stringent cleaning standards of experts from the medical and hospitality fields.

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July

Forbes

This Hotel’s New Dolly Parton Inspired Restaurant Is A Whimsical Pink Paradise

Set on top of Nashville’s recently reopened Graduate Hotel, White Limozeen — a gorgeous new rooftop restaurant-bar concept that pays homage to all things Dolly Parton — is every bit as big, beautiful and over the top as the Tennessee legend herself.

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July

CNN

See Nashville's new Dolly Parton-themed rooftop bar

The vintage-glam bar and restaurant atop Nashville's Graduate Hotel, aims to answer with bright pink walls, an onyx wraparound bar, glittery chandeliers and even a giant pink chicken-wire sculpture of the "Jolene" singer herself.

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July

Travel + Leisure

A Dolly Parton-themed Rooftop Bar Just Opened in Nashville — and It’s a Whimsically Pink Paradise

White Limozeen, a brand-new rooftop bar that sits atop the Graduate Hotel in Nashville, is a big, pink, over-the-top homage to the iconic country singer.

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July

Business Insider

A new rooftop bar inspired by Dolly Parton has hot pink umbrellas, plush couches, and a chicken-wire sculpture of the country music legend — take a look inside

A brand new bar inspired by country music legend Dolly Parton opened last week on the roof of the 12-story Graduate Hotel in midtown Nashville, steps from Vanderbilt University and lower Broadway.

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July

People

Take a Look at This Bright Pink, Dolly Parton-Inspired Rooftop Restaurant Now Open in Nashville

The rooftop bar and restaurant opened Friday on top of the Graduate Hotel in Music City. The space was inspired by Parton, featuring a chicken wire statue of the singer and decked out in multiple shades of pink. The name comes from Parton's 1989 album of the same name.

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May

ESPN

Hotel Offers Recreation of Michael Jordan's UNC Dorm Room

But there will be lots more to see in the hotel — including game-worn sneakers from 1983, a $5 check Jordan cashed after winning a game of pool, and last but not least, Jordan's actual student ID card.

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April

Entrepreneur

Graduate Hotels Is Beating Its Competitors By Going Hyper, Hyper Local

Ben Weprin, CEO of the company behind Graduate Hotels, is standing tall on the unfinished rooftop of the building he has spent four years willing into existence. Once complete, this will be the only hotel on Roosevelt Island, a two-mile crust of grass and concrete that runs alongside Manhattan’s eastern shore. “Every time I’m up here, I still can’t believe this is happening,” Weprin says. “It’s unreal.”

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March

Travel + Leisure

Graduate Hotels Will Have You Wishing You Were in School Again

With minimalist design at peak popularity from vacation rentals to hotels large and small aiming to win over millennial travelers, Graduate Hotel's approach is the polar opposite — creating a refuge with abundant locality in its maximalist style.

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