Southern Living Magazine introduces its new hotel collection, a small, curated group of independent, four- and five-star level hotels, resorts and inns across 18 southern states. The collection includes Barnsley Gardens Resort (Adairsville, Ga.); Big Cedar Lodge (Ridgedale, Mo.); Blackberry Farm (Walland, Tenn.); The Greystone Inn (Lake Toxaway, N.C.); The Hermitage Hotel (Nashville, Tenn.) and more.
The collection is by invitation only and each offers hotel services, cuisine, facilities and amenities. The initial collection will include 15 hotels, but the brand will continue to select additional properties over the next few years until the list reaches up to 100 destinations across the south.
“The 15 charter members of the Southern Living Hotel Collection are made up of iconic Southern resorts, historic Southern hotels and newly discovered Southern inns,” said Southern Living Publisher Greg Schumann. "We're very proud of our unique collection as they all serve to provide the very best in Southern hospitality."
A new website (www.SouthernLivingHotelCollection.com) will launch July 1, 2013, which will include all of the properties in the collection. Customers can sort the hotels by spa, family-friendly and other criteria and book rooms directly from the site.