Walking through many parts of Chattanooga, Tennessee, is like visiting a completely different city from just a few years ago. Take Chattanooga’s West Village, where the streets are alive after 5 p.m. with music and entertainment, sidewalk dining, and people out enjoying the cool, beautiful Southern evenings. The neighborhood is anchored by the Westin Hotel, which features ample high-tech meeting rooms and 260 guest rooms filled with those luxurious, heavenly beds.
Just around the corner, the historic Read House Hotel recently completed a $28 million restoration to bring together modern conveniences with the luxuries of old. Entering the Read House is like walking back in time to the roaring '20s. You will feel like one of the Rat Pack as you sip on a craft cocktail and play pool in the speakeasy. With 242 guest rooms and restored meeting space, this hotel will be the pinnacle of Chattanooga charm by wowing guests for another 100-plus years.
Chattanooga’s newest hotel, The Edwin, combines views and modern luxury in a prime location overlooking the Tennessee River and the Bluff View Art District. As the city's first luxury boutique hotel, the property houses 90 guest rooms and features local cuisine, art, history, and culture in everything it does. You can enjoy high-tech Alexa voice command service (appropriately renamed “Eddie”) in every room. At Whiskey Thief, the city's first true rooftop bar, you’ll be treated to sweeping views of the Walnut Street Bridge and the Northshore, stunning sunsets, and the largest selection of fine whiskey around.
Voted Best Town Ever by Outside Magazine (twice!), Chattanooga is a playground for the outdoor enthusiast. Within 30 minutes of downtown, nearly every outdoor activity is easily accessible. This culture creates a very cool and laid-back vibe within the city, too. Climbers can enjoy what Climbing Magazine calls “the country’s coolest climbing gym” right in the heart of downtown at High Point Climbing and Fitness.
Chattanooga has always been a place to bring the family for visits to the highest-rated aquarium in the U.S. or to see seven states atop Lookout Mountain. Now, the Scenic City comes alive when the sun goes down with a thriving music scene. Throughout the week, music from all genres fills the venues, restaurants, festivals, and streets in the south’s fastest-growing music destination.
Want to host your meeting at one of the new luxury properties or liven up your event with music? The Chattanooga CVB team can help. We have a deep commitment to quality, service, and every detail, to make sure it all goes the way you want. Your personal satisfaction is our highest priority. Our team is dedicated to exceeding your expectations and ensuring the success of your event.
Meeting planners who have held events or conventions in Chattanooga give the city a 98% customer satisfaction rate (measured by Unifocus Post Meeting Surveys). They remark how their “Chattanooga experience” of personal attention, efficiency, flexibility, and commitment made an incredible impression on them and has them eager to return.
Chattanooga is known as the Gig City for being the first in the nation to offer a community-wide fiber-optic network. Powered by the municipal utility Electric Power Board (EPB), the network delivers 1-gigabit internet speeds to every home and business within a 600-square-mile area. To sweeten the deal, EPB also offers the world’s first 10-gigabit internet, the world’s most advanced ultra-broadband technology, to the same service area. Meeting facilities can easily accommodate your technology and wireless needs, with the majority of them offering the gig. Attendees can also enjoy free internet in public spaces throughout the city.
Chattanooga has received multiple industry awards, including the Reader’s Choice Award by ConventionSouth, the Planner’s Choice Award by Meeting News, the Pinnacle Award by Successful Meetings, the Top Destination Award by Facilities & Destinations, and the Gold Service Award by Meetings & Conventions. According to Meetings Focus magazine, “Planners looking for something different and a little edgy will find plenty of true adventure in the Chattanooga area.”