This story was updated Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, at 10:30 p.m. with more information.
Work has started on a 135-room Aloft by Marriott hotel as part of the redevelopment of the former Sears location at Hamilton Place mall, officials said Tuesday.
The seven-story hotel is expected to be ready in spring 2021.
CBL Properties and Vision Hospitality Group said the new hotel marks the brand's entrance into the Chattanooga market.
"We are thrilled to begin the second phase of Hamilton Place's redevelopment project with the start of construction on Aloft by Marriott by our partners at Vision Hospitality Group," said Stephen Lebovitz, chief executive officer of CBL Properties, in a statement.
Mitch Patel, Vision Hospitality's president and CEO, said Aloft by Marriott fosters "innovative experiences that align with the mission of the Hamilton Place redevelopment, further demonstrating the area's vibrant renewal."
Aloft Chattanooga Hamilton Place will be located on a former parking lot between The Cheesecake Factory and the future Dave & Buster's.