NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The T.J. Martell Foundation and the Hutton Hotel today launched the T.J. Martell Foundation Suite at the Hutton Hotel – a distinctive, luxurious guest suite filled with rare musical memorabilia including hand-written lyrics to "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" and a fiddle bow played on-stage by Charlie Daniels; a Framed Little Big Town Album signed by entire group a signed photo of Brooks and Dunn, and specially commissioned artwork by artist Rob Hendon.
Nashville's Mayor, Karl Dean, joined leaders of the Foundation, musical artists, and hotel management for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to launch the new suite, which is being sold to guests as a special part of Hutton's room inventory. A percentage of each room sale will go to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports groundbreaking research in the treatment of Cancer, Leukemia, and AIDS.
"We are thrilled to launch this new suite at the Hutton Hotel, alongside Mayor Karl Dean and other honored guests," said Steven Andre, General Manager of the Hutton Hotel. Andre concluded, "From the day the Hutton opened more than two years ago, we have been committed to the important work of the T.J. Martell Foundation, through special dinners, events and meetings we host together throughout the course of the year. The new T.J. Martell Foundation Suite takes that commitment to a new level, and allows hotel guests from around the world to join us in supporting the Foundation's research and activities."
The T.J. Martell Foundation Suite is on the Hutton's 11th floor, and boasts views of downtown Nashville, as well as the stylish, luxuriously appointed guest amenities that make Hutton the first choice for sophisticated travelers to Music City.
The Suite can be booked for guest stays starting at $429 per night, including taxes and other standard charges. Framed celebrity photos were provided by Alan Mayor, with consulting from Jamie Beckwith, Beckwith Interiors.
"We are most appreciative of our partnership with the Hutton Hotel, and are delighted to launch the T.J. Martell Foundation Suite," said Laura Heatherly, CEO of the T.J. Martell Foundation. She concluded, "Joined by honored guests and supporters, we thank everyone involved in creating this room and launching this initiative -- including our great artist ambassadors, and other supporters from the music and artistic communities."
The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry's largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for leukemia, cancer and AIDS. The Foundation sources and supports early-stage research projects aimed at developing more effective clinical treatments for patients which otherwise might not be funded.
About Hutton Hotel
Providing a fresh alternative to traditional downtown hotels, Hutton Hotel is located at 1808 West End Avenue, offering a unique combination of central locale, elegance and comfort. The 248-room hotel includes 54 suites and green features throughout, paired with custom-designed finishes and amenities. It is located steps from Vanderbilt University, the city's renowned music scene, and Nashville's most important museums, restaurants and sports venues. The hotel is Nashville's only member of The Leading Hotels of the World, has won awards from TripAdvisor and other national organizations, and was named to the Conde Nast Traveler "Hot List" of best hotels in 2010.
The hotel's 1808 Grille restaurant features a sophisticated, diverse culinary experience with a first-class wine selection, private dining and catering services. Accomplished Chef Charles cooks up inventive New American cuisine with locally grown ingredients, angus-certified beef and sustainable seafood. 1808 Grille has won numerous local awards and accolades, including Best of Nashville in several culinary categories.
ABOUT THE T.J. MARTELL FOUNDATION
The T.J. Martell Foundation for Leukemia, Cancer and AIDS Research was founded in 1975 by music industry executive Tony Martell and his colleagues in loving memory of his son, T.J., who died of leukemia. It is the music industry's largest foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding cures for cancer and AIDS. The Foundation has provided over $250 million dollars for research. Research hospitals funded by the foundation include T.J. Martell Memorial Laboratories at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Harvard School of Public Health, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Columbia-Presbyterian Cancer Center, Massachusetts General Cancer Center, The Mayo Clinic, Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University and Arnold Palmer Medical Center.
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