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While Nashville hotels have long run the gamut from serviceable to high-end opulence, the city’s where-to-stay options were seriously in need of some greening. With the opening of the 248-room Hutton Hotel, the green hole has been filled. Nashville’s only member of the Leading Hotels of the World, the Hutton has jazz-cool good looks which were built from sustainable-building-movement superstars like bamboo and bronze exterior glass (which helps with cooling). And if the walls could talk at the 1808 Grille, the hotel’s in-house restaurant, they’d have plenty of stories to tell: There’s reclaimed wood all around. Beyond the pretty, it’s the hotel’s green inner workings that really impress, including laundry-water recycling (no, it’s not an ew thing), dual-flush commodes, and mechanical systems that maximize heat and air-conditioner efficiency. The hotel also helps guests do their part for the environment: A card-reader system automatically turns off the lights when you head out, whether it’s to tour nearby Vanderbilt University, to visit downtown art galleries and museums, or to stop in for a cooling treat at gourmet Popsicle shop Las Paletas (2907 12th Avenue South, 615-386-2101). Even the hotel’s courtesy vehicle gets an eco thumbs-up -- it’s a hybrid. 1808 West End Avenue, (615) 340-9333, www.huttonhotel.com