published Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Hampton Inn & Suites nears completion downtown


Joe Haskett of Adman Electric works on a detail of the new Hampton Inn and Suites at Fourth and Chestnut streets in Chattanooga on Thursday. 
Staff photo by Jake Daniels/Chattanooga Times Free Press
Joe Haskett of Adman Electric works on a detail of the new Hampton Inn and Suites at Fourth and Chestnut streets in Chattanooga on Thursday. Staff photo by Jake Daniels/Chattanooga Times Free Press

• Name: Hampton Inn & Suites

• Location: The hotel is nearing completion on the corner of Fourth and Chestnut streets. The site was formerly home to the Regional History Museum. Before the museum, it was home to Chestnut Elementary School. Much of the limestone used to construct the school has been reused in the hotel’s design, said Kevin Boudreaux, general manager.

• Status: Ish Patel, chairman of Vision Hospitality, said the hotel will be completed in mid-April.

• Cost: $18.2 million

• Features: The six-story hotel will include 134 guest rooms, with 130 parking spaces in a structure under the hotel. Guests can take advantage of an indoor-outdoor pool, a business center and a fitness room. The indoor-outdoor pool will be the first of its kind in Chattanooga, said Boudreaux. The building’s L-shaped design holds an urban courtyard between the two wings. Rooms are slated to have tile floors and granite countertops. Large windows will offer views of the surrounding city. Some rooms will have mountain views.

• Amenities: The Hampton Inn & Suites is being built to achieve LEED silver certification. Instead of fluorescent lights in hallways, builders are using LED lights, which use less electricity. The site is a short walking distance of most downtown attractions, including the aquarium and IMAX theater. The building uses a modern design that pushes it closer to the street to benefit pedestrians.

• Developers: Vision Hospitality

• Architect: River Street Architecture

• Builders: EMJ Corp.

• Contact: 693-0500

about Ellis Smith...

Ellis Smith joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in January 2010 as a business reporter. His beat includes the flooring industry, Chattem, Unum, Krystal, the automobile market, real estate and technology. Ellis is from Marietta, Ga., and has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication at the University of West Georgia. He previously worked at UTV-13 News, Carrollton, Ga., as a producer; at the The West Georgian, Carrollton, Ga., as editor; and at the Times-Georgian, Carrollton, ...

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NoMyth said...

This is a good thing...a reputable hotel chain building downtown, in walking distance to the city's attractions, with ample parking. More developments like these are needed. The fools on the city council need to realize that you cannot keep building one story buildings (e.g., the movie theater, Buffalo Wild Wings) with surface parking on your city's prime real estate. Time to put your big boy pants on Chattanooga!

March 27, 2011 at 11:30 p.m.
sandyonsignal said...

I've watched the building of this hotel from my morning commute. It really is exciting to see all the good looking buildings we have in Chattanooga. I hope hotels, buildings, etc... will continue this trend of handsome architecture for our city.

March 28, 2011 at 7:05 a.m.
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