The Hermitage Hotel in downtown Nashville has a fabulous lobby, but it is most well-known for having a jazzy, art deco men’s room one floor down. Seriously . . . guide books alert you to the restroom, and advise that, if it is not currently in use, women are permitted to go in to take in the (ahem) atmosphere. Sure, enough, Kish wanted to take a peek.
It’s a very attractive bathroom, I suppose, but a bathroom is, after all, a bathroom. Green urinals, old-fashioned phones, and shoe shining stands don’t change the essential purpose of the room. And ladies, speaking as someone who has been in countless men’s rooms, I can tell you that this is as good as it gets.