Chattanooga, Tenn., continues to grow as a meetings destination, with restaurants, museums and hotels popping up for groups to explore.
Here are four new developments in Chattanooga for meeting planners to have on their radars in 2017.
The Edwin Hotel
Making its debut in fall 2017, the 90-room Edwin Hotel will be the city’s first luxury boutique hotel. Perfect for smaller, VIP groups, The Edwin’s main highlight will be its food. Locally sourced American Southern cuisine matched by a rooftop whiskey bar will bring attendees the best of the South all under one roof.
The Read House
Originally opened in 1872 and rebuilt in 1926, The Read House is a Chattanooga landmark that recently got new ownership. To bring it up to contemporary standards, it will undergo an almost $20 million renovation to be completed in fall 2018. That will include updates to its 13,500 sf of meeting space. Much quirkier, the hotel’s new owners plan to restore the hotel’s haunted room 311 to what it would have looked like in 1926.
The Westin Chattanooga
Making its debut this August, The Westin Chattanooga will be a shining beacon for groups visiting the downtown area. Once a 10-story office building, the adaptive-reuse project will transform the space into the hotel, complete with the 10th-floor Sky Patio that will tout views of the city skyline.
Songbirds Guitar Museum
Though not a hotel, the Songbirds Guitar Museum is certainly noteworthy. Not only will attendees be able to visit the museum’s collection of 300 rare vintage guitars once the museum opens this March, but meeting planners can buyout the 7,500-sf space for a creative, musical offsite event.