The first-rate hotel in Memphis that isn’t the Hilton was built in the 1950s, and it’s now a part of the family.
A new luxury hotel in the city’s trendy downtown district is set to become the first in Tennessee to be built in less than a decade.
The hotel will be built on the corner of North Avenue and Market Street, and will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports.
The project is being funded by the Greater Chattanooga Partnership, a nonprofit organization based in Nashville that is funded in part by the federal government.
The Chattanooga project is expected to be completed by the end of the year, and construction is expected take three to four years.
The hotel will house a hotel suite, a banquet hall, and restaurants and bars, and a rooftop pool with views of the city skyline.
The new project is an example of the way in which new architecture is changing the way people experience new places, says Matt Doolittle, who heads the nonprofit group’s Tennessee Office.
It’s also a testament to Chattanooga’s rapidly changing downtown, where there is now an estimated 30 percent increase in population over the last three years.
While there are several high-end hotel projects in the Nashville area, none have ever opened to the public, and Doolitt says the new project will be different.
The project is one of many planned in the area.
Other projects include:A 7-story, 2,200-square-foot building on the site of a former car dealership.
The building will be called the South Nashville Downtown Center, and the site is set for a mixed-use project that will include apartments, offices, restaurants, a parking garage, a hotel and retail space.
The development is slated to be complete in 2020.