Ringing in the new year at new hotels
By Chloe Morrison
From a unique, suburban 135-room Aloft near the mall to downtown hotels with a speakeasy or fireside lounging, Chattanooga’s newest hotels have something to meet just about anyone’s tastes and needs. Whether you want a sophisticated setting or a hipper vibe to say hello to 2022, check out the newest hotels to invigorate the Chattanooga skyline.
1409 Market St. | Rooms: 64
Amenities: Fitness center including Peloton bikes, local art collections, valet parking, two eateries, bars.
The brand new Southside’s Kinley has a focus on all things local, including a massive outdoor mural stretching the height of the hotel.
The Kinley’s all-day European-style eatery features local favorites from Goodman Coffee Roasters and Niedlov’s Cafe & Bakery. Only found by those who know where to look, Company is the hotel’s sophisticated speakeasy. Its glitz and glam provide an eclectic and warm setting to kickstart New Year’s Eve celebrations.
The hotel’s decor takes inspiration from local makers, movements and textures, telling the city’s story through artwork. Bonus: It’s next door to Chattanooga Whiskey’s tasting room and across from the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel.
Hotel Indigo Chattanooga
300 W. 6th St. | Rooms: 117
Amenities: 5,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space, 24-hour-fitness center, business center, walkable to West Village restaurants,coffee shops and event.
Set in the heart of downtown’s West Village, Hotel Indigo Chattanooga offers a cozy respite for locals and visitors alike. The new boutique hotel offers spacious, modern rooms and suites and indoor/outdoor event space to accommodate meetings and special occasions.
Before a night out enjoying the shopping and dining options of the West Village, celebrate with some bubbly at the hotel’s airy restaurant patio, which has heaters and offers an assortment of local craft beers and small plates.
Aloft Chattanooga Hamilton Place
2090 Hamilton Place Blvd. | Rooms 135
Amenities: Rooftop bar with live music, locally run Mean Mug coffeeshop, 24-hour fitness center, walk-in showers, ergonomic desks and flat-screen TVs.
About 15 minutes from downtown and around the corner from shopping at Hamilton Place — plus countless other dining options — the new property also has suites with 9-foot ceilings.
And if you’re in town for New Year’s Eve, you can expect music, small plates and specialty cocktails
The Chattanooga Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
1201 Broad St. | Rooms 199
Amenities: Spa, meeting rooms, rooftop bar, Noogan CoffeeMarket, bourbon bar and restaurant with locally inspired eats.
This newly renovated downtown hotel is located on the Southside of downtown. Its complete revamp includes the addition of High Rail rooftop bar and The Forge restaurant. The rooftop fire pits are sure to add dazzle to your evening — and send up cheers for the warmth.
The new year will bring ballroom parties with all the trappings, including a DJ, dance floor, balloon drop and champagne toast.
New Additions & Future Plans
The Dwell Hotel: Once permanently closed during the pandemic, this unique historic boutique hotel has found new life. Check out its new tiki bar Night Pearl.
Common House: This new social club on the Southside, set in a renovated YMCA from the 1920s, offers a handful of hotel rooms and opened in early 2021.
Marriott at the Chattanooga Convention Center and Days Inn by Wyndham: DeFoor Hospitality is working on renovating both of these properties in 2021, expanding the West Village footprint and offerings.
Chattanooga Choo Choo: The historic property is partnering with Life House with plans to renovate the Pullman sleeper cars and rooms.
Currently Under Construction for 2022 Openings: Avid Chattanooga, Element by Westin, Towne Place Suites (Hixson and East Ridge).