- Publish Date
- Friday, 24 July 2020, 2:55PM
Have you ever wondered what a bar would look like if it was inspired by Dolly Parton?
Well, wonder no more because a rooftop bar in Nashville has just opened honouring the country music queen and it is everything we dreamed it would be.
Featuring a lot of pink, White Limozeen - the vintage-glam bar and restaurant atop Nashville's Graduate Hotel - is also home to an onyx wraparound bar, glittery chandeliers and even a giant pink chicken-wire sculpture of the 'Jolene' singer herself.
The bar's name comes from Parton's 29th studio album and song, 'White Limozeen,' which was released in 1989. The song is about a country girl who moves out to Hollywood and becomes a star.
"We have a character in every hotel," Graduate Hotels CEO Ben Weprin, who developed the Parton concept for the bar, said.
"Here, it's a country girl who moves to the city and makes it big."
The opulent bar is decked out with crushed-velvet chairs, pink, flowery textiles, golden trims, and of course, lots of fringe.
With both an indoor and outdoor space, guests can sidle up to the half-moon bar and enjoy a cocktail inside. Or, they can head outside where they can sit under pink umbrellas around a pool.
The Graduate Hotel opened in January 2020, and the restaurant was slated to open in March, but due to devastating tornadoes in the state followed by nationwide COVID-19 shutdowns, the opening was pushed back for multiple months.
For guests looking for a more immersive Parton stay, the hotel also features a '9 to 5' suite.
As for Dolly, she hasn't stopped by yet, but "I hope she comes," said Weprin. "We'd love to have her!"