Stay a while in one of Vision Hospitality Group’s sweet hotels
My first impression when I walked into Doubletree downtown was that Chattanooga has some seriously swanky hotels that I didn’t know about. Stepping into the bright, naturally lit lobby of Doubletree, guests are greeted with high ceilings and the smell of fresh roasted coffee beans thanks to The Daily Grind, the Starbucks-serving coffee shop. It’s got an eclectic feel, and gives the comforting feeling that you are in for a nice stay without the tired, more traditional look of some other hotels around town.
The modern amenities extend from the lobby up to the rooms as every room in all four downtown Vision Hospitality Group’s hotels has a mini fridge and a microwave. Vision Hospitality Group owns not only Doubletree, but also Hampton Inn and Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, and Holiday Inn Express and Suites, providing optimum lodging and event services in the hub of downtown.
I drive by these hotels every day on my way to work, but as I live in Chattanooga, I haven’t really found necessity in needing a hotel room downtown. Until now. Doubletree would be the perfect place for a staycation right here in our very own city. Within walking distance to the vast majority of Chattanooga’s restaurants, bars, and attractions, Vision Hospitality Group’s hotels are in prime location for a tourist’s, or resident’s, dream weekend as well as the prime location for corporate and social events.
“We offer a wide range of event services,” says Beth Brennan, cluster director of sales and marketing for Vision Hospitality Group. “We aren’t just for corporate functions.” They may serve more than just corporate meetings, seminars, training classes, and conferences, but they offer incredible space to do just that.
With meeting rooms at Hampton Inn and Suites and Holiday Inn Express and Suites holding 32 people, Hilton Garden Inn holding 48, and Doubletree accommodating the most impressive number of 300, including 10 meeting rooms, any one of these hotels would provide the optimum space for any event. With a capacity of 300, Doubletree is the perfect space to host your next non-corporate event such as a wedding reception, rehearsal dinner, engagement party, prom, class or family reunion. Hampton Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, and Hilton Garden Inn cater more to the corporate functions, leaving the larger groups to Doubletree.
“We offer hospitality suites for events like family reunions. It’s a place to gather, relax, and socialize,” says Beth. In such social events, the hotel provides tables, chairs, and standard linens to the client as well as any table and chair set up and breakdown.
One perk of having such large groups meeting is the special rate offered for groups of 10 or more staying in the hotel. Perks also extend to rewards members as well as they can earn points by hosting events at the Vision Hospitality Group hotels.
The Hilton Brand overall has been revamped at the Hampton Inn and Suites here on Chestnut St. including an indoor/outdoor pool with a beautiful waterfall just begging you to take a dip no matter if it’s winter, spring, or summer. Hilton Garden Inn’s outdoor patio space is perfect for day or evening events nearly year-round as well.
Each hotel offers complimentary wireless throughout the hotel, allowing you to post picture after picture and update your status from anywhere in the building. Post a picture of your delicious breakfast, lunch, or dinner from Doubletree’s ELEVEN Restaurant and H2O Bar or Hilton Garden Inn’s Garden Grille and The Pavilion Lounge. All four are sure to be a treat, but as previously mentioned, these hotels sit in the center of downtown’s most delicious eateries and bars, providing more choices than you could possibly imagine.
Instead of taking a weekend trip here or there, why not explore your own city and get that vacation feel by staying in one of Vision Hospitality Group’s eclectic hotels in the heart of downtown.