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Photo by Dave Flessner / The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on Chestnut Street has undergone a complete upgrade to its 186 hotel rooms and 15,00-square-feet of meeting rooms over the past year

Chattanooga's biggest hotel developer has completed the renovation of one of the first hotels it bought downtown with its multi-million-dollar upgrade of the DoubleTree by Hilton at 407 Chestnut Street.

The Vision Hospitality Group, which acquired the 12-story hotel in 2006 when it was under the Sheraton brand, spent $28 million a decade ago to initially renovate and improve the hotel built in 1974 and then has spent more money in the past year again renovating the luxury downtown inn.

Mitch Patel, the founder and president of Vision Hospitality, said the DoubleTree by Hilton debuts modern style with contemporary décor and features eye-catching interior upgrades, such as new flooring, wallcovering and lighting for 186 guest rooms and more than 15,000 square feet of meetings and events spaces.

"The DoubleTree by Hilton Chattanooga Downtown hotel was one of our earlier investments in our hometown," Patel said. "Chattanooga has seen many positive changes since then, and we are excited to further our commitment to the community by re-introducing the Doubletree by Hilton Chattanooga Downtown."

Patel said guests can now enjoy spacious walk-in showers, refurbished elevators and an open lobby concept with sleek furnishings. The hotel exterior has also undergone dramatic enhancements, including a completely refreshed facade using a palate of modern bold and cool blues and all new tile in the outdoor pool.

Chattanooga-based Vision Hospitality Group also owns and operates four other existing hotels in downtown Chattanooga — the Hampton Inn & Suites, the Hilton Garden Inn,the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, and the Edwin Hotel, and is developing plans to build the Kinley hotel across from the Chattanooga Choo Choo on the Southside.

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