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The Bristol Hotel makes USA TODAY list of best new hotels

Johnson City Press • Jan 18, 2019 at 1:58 PM

The Bristol Hotel has been named a winner in the 2019 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice award for Best New Hotel. 

Built in 1925, The Bristol Hotel took the No. 8 spot in the top 10 winners in the Best New Hotel category. The Margaritaville Resort in Gatlinburg was ranked in the top spot. 

According to USA TODAY, a panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick 20 initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. 

The Bristol Hotel opened in October and featured historic design elements from the 1920s, including exposed brick with original press lettering, the former hand-crank elevator displayed in the lobby and Roman-arched entryways. The hotel also features Bristol’s first rooftop bar, Lumac, and a street-side restaurant, Vivian’s Table, that specializes in made-from-scratch cuisine. 

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