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The Joseph Nashville
Welcome to The Joseph Nashville, my bachelor party headquarters! Late July, my best bud Dave and my dad showed up at my doorstep to whisk me off on a surprise bachelor party weekend. I only had about 15 minutes to pack a bag and hit the road to the airport. The destination…unknown until we landed in Nashville and arrived at The Joseph. I was immediately impressed. I hadn’t been to Nashville since I was a child, and over the past year, I’ve driven through Nashville many a time and never stopped. Somehow, someway, the Joseph completely escaped my searches. As we rolled into town I thought of several Hyatt properties, the JW, but when we arrived at The Joseph I was completely surprised. I’d return in a heartbeat but let’s get into the full review.
- When: July 2021
- Where: Nashville, downtown
- Booked with: Amex Fine Hotels and Resorts
- Room: Luxury Suite + additional rooms
Booking via American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts
The list of benefits can be seen below and were extended to every room that was booked. We had a really cool courtesy extended to us at check out as well. Since we were occupying several rooms, but they weren’t all full with 2 people, we had some unused credit. We spent quite a bit of time on at the roof lounge, and they knocked off what we would have spent at breakfast from the roof tab. Pretty awesome extension of credit and something I haven’t experienced anywhere else. The hotel was fully booked so we didn’t receive any upgrades.
If you were to book with points…
Well, this is a complicated question these days since Marriott is ditching their award chart early in 2022 and going fully dynamic. But, until then, the Joseph sits at a category 8 property requiring 70k to 100k points per night. Would I drop that many Marriott points? Depends on the rack rate…The Jospeh can get pretty pricey during peak weekends with rates starting in the $600s; however, you’ll also find rates in $300s. If you carry a Chase Sapphire Reserve and have the ability to redeem at 1.5c, you’d often be better off going through Chase Travel than transferring to Marriott, even with a 50% transfer bonus. But, if you’re sitting on a stack of Marriott points and want a dope place to stay…
You could easily drive by the entrance of the hotel if you weren’t paying attention, but it’s at the corner of 4th and Korean Veterans just behind the Country Music Hall of Fame. Personally, I loved the location since its a couple of blocks from Broadway, so you’re near the action, but still far enough away to have some peace and quiet. It’s also a roughly 30 minute walk to the Gulch if you were thinking of checking it out too. The hotel feels new, fresh, and has a very contemporary vibe.
We arrived just after 1pm and My Suite wasn’t available, but all of the other rooms were, so we dropped some bags off and headed to the roof for lunch.
The Luxury Suite
The Luxury Suite measures roughly 650 sq feet, offers a separate bedroom and bathroom, and distinctly reminds me of the suites at the Delano in Vegas. Sleek, dark wall paper, and has a sexy vibe.
The bedroom offers a King bed with high thread count sheets, massive tv, and integrated iPad for controlling multiple electronic functions.
Bottled water and sanitizer is offered as well.
The bathroom is a real stunner with a walk in rain shower complete with an enclosed soaker tub.
You can see the products featured as well…
Breakfast is served on the main level and features a la carte offerings.
We basically ordered whatever we wanted, charged it to individual rooms, and as I noted up above, had no issue with it being wiped from the bill.
The roof features a pool, spa, fitness center, bar, and dining.
I would return to the Joseph in a heartbeat. There are a lot of cool properties in Nashville, but having a private rooftop and being a coupe of a blocks away from the craziness of Broadway meant having the best of both worlds for a weekend in Nashville.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred is a great starter card that earns Premium Ultimate Rewards that can be transferred into over a dozen partners many of which are US based.
60k Points after $4k spend in 3 months
80k offer in branch currently – I think this should be online soon
Transferrable Chase Ultimate Rewards
Super solid welcome offer.
If you carry this card alongside Chase’s cashback cards like the Chase Freedom Flex℠and Chase Freedom Unlimited® or the business versions: Ink Business Cash , Ink Business Unlimited you can combine the points into Preferred account and transfer into hotel and airline partners
Annual fee is quite low at $95 a year + you get a 10% anniversary bonus on points + $50 hotel credit in Chase travel.
- 3x on dining
- including eligible delivery services for takeout
- 3x on select streaming services
- 3x on online grocery purchases
- (excluding Target, Walmart and wholesale clubs)
- 5x on all travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards – Chase Travel Portal
- $50 Annual Credit on hotel stays purchased via Ultimate Rewards/Chase Travel
- The begins immediately for new cardmembers and after your account anniversary for existing cardmembers
- 10% Anniversary Bonus
- Every year you keep the card, your total spend will yield a 10% points bonus. If you spend $10k in a year, you’ll get 1k bonus points
- Chase Sapphire Preferred® continues to redeem at 1.25c in the Chase Travel Portal and the slew of other benefits remain in tact including primary rental car insurance, purchase protections, etc.
- Points are transferrable to 13 Ultimate Rewards partners
- Redeem in the Chase Travel center for 1.25 cents per point
- No foreign transaction fees
- Suite of Travel and Purchase Coverage
- Primary rental car coverage is my favorite
There is currently an 80k offer after $4k spend in 3 months available in branch, and up to 90k after $6k spend in 6 months. I suspect some version of this will be online soon if you don’t want the hassle of going into a branch.
We keep an up to date spreadsheet that lists the best ever offers: You can find that spreadsheet here.
Historically 60k is a very, very good offer. In 2021, we saw the offer hit an all time high of 100k. Who knows if that will ever come back. .
Cards that earn flexible points and should be used on the bulk of your purchases.
Cards that earn fixed points in the currency of the airline/hotel and can not be transferred at attractive rates. These cards yield benefits that make it worth keeping, but not necessarily worth putting a lot of your everyday spend on.