about us
about us
about us
about us

People-First
hospitality

Humanist Hospitality is a leader among hospitality management companies with an ever growing portfolio of award-winning hotel and restaurant brands. With a focus on creating sincere human interactions, our team of inspired hospitality professionals use their passion and expertise to create distinctive guest experiences that connect people and empower communities.

Our
story

For over two decades, our parent company, Vision Hospitality Group, has provided service excellence to guests and communities alike. Now, Humanist Hospitality reimagines Vision’s values with an emphasis on people and the new Golden Rule—treat others how they want to be treated.

A company that values expertise and individuality above all else, we help our Partners become passionate Tastemakers and Placemakers, activating their skills and passions to develop unique hotels and compelling food & beverage concepts. Our Partners are passionate people inspired to deliver excellence, value and results.

A Message From Mitch Patel, CEO
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Our
difference

Hospitality has always been about service and it's no surprise that the secret to our success has always been our people. Collectively and individually, we are decision makers, problem solvers, and agents of change. We pursue every project with that same people-first approach, developing experiences that connect with our guests and are guided by the unique characteristics of the communities where we work.

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Our
personality

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CULINARY CURATION

We are culinary evangelists focused on the development of compelling beverage and food concepts, run by a passionate team of industry professionals.

CULINARY CURATION
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INNOVATORS

Disruptors in the hospitality industry, we challenge the traditional design and operation of hotels and restaurants for a better guest experience.

INNOVATORS
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IN THE KNOW

At Humanist, our work is more than a job. We're naturally curious, passionate, and engaged with what's happening in our industry and beyond.

IN THE KNOW
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OPEN-MINDED

We're a creative company that thinks BIG and pursues the unexpected. We welcome diverse perspectives and people from all walks of life.

OPEN-MINDED
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COMRADERIE + COLLABORATION

Humanist runs on inclusivity and authenticity. We bring passion to every project and seek input from our Partners, guests, communities, and insightful humans of all kinds.

COMRADERIE + COLLABORATION
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TRAILBLAZING MINDSET

We think two steps ahead, cultivating meaningful human interactions. We're not interested in following trends. We explore what resonates and raise the bar for great new hospitality experiences.

TRAILBLAZING MINDSET
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PEOPLE FIRST

Humanist is a talent-driven company that values expertise and individuality. Our Partners focus on connecting with our guests and understanding the unique characteristics of the communities where we work.

PEOPLE FIRST
“Treat others the way THEY
would like to be treated”
- Founded on the NEW Golden Rule

Our
awards

2019

Greater Chattanooga Hospitality Association Community Service Hotel of the Year: Hilton Garden Inn Chattanooga/Downtown

2019

Marriott Partnership Circle Award

Marriott Serve 360 Award

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Marriott Development Partner of the Year Award- Full-Service

2017

Greater Chattanooga Hospitality Association Community Service Hotel of the Year: Hilton Garden Inn Chattanooga/Downtown

2017

2015

Marriott Spirit to Serve Award

2015

Marriott US Developer of the Year

Marriott International Best Custom Design Award

2014

Marriott International Horizon Award

2014

2013

Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics

2013

2012

Developer of the Year for the Hampton Brand by Hilton Worldwide

2012

2010

Deal of the Year Award by Hilton Worldwide: Hampton Inn & Suites Chattanooga/Downtown

2010

Multi-Brand Developer of the Year Award by Hilton Worldwide

2009

Chattanooga Chamber Small Business of the Year Award Finalist

2009

Deal of the Year by Hilton Worldwide: DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton Chattanooga/Downtown

2008

Multi-Brand Developer of the Year Award by Hilton Worldwide

2008

Creative Discovery Museum “Philanthropist of the Year” – Mitch Patel

2006

Outstanding Achievement Award for the Hampton Brand by Hilton Worldwide

2006

2004

Best Corporate Citizens Award by the City of Chattanooga

2004

Award of Service by the Greater Chattanooga Lodging Association