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41st Annual Gold Key Awards Finalists Announced

Oct 21, 2021

Finalists have been announced for the 41st annual Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design, the industry’s oldest and most prestigious awards program for hospitality interiors, sponsored by Boutique Design magazine.

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3 Places to Plan a Southern Getaway

Oct 19, 2021

The Grady // LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY: Mention Louisville and two things usually come to mind: The Bourbon Trail and The Kentucky Derby. Both attract tourists from around the world, and both are worthy of the hype.

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The Edwin Hotel, A Modern Enclave in Chattanooga, TN

Oct 17, 2021

Chattanooga has changed a lot in recent years, as this outdoorsy capital is starting to be known for more than just Ruby Falls and Rock City. The Edwin Hotel stands out as an example of that evolution.

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Hotel rooftop bar opens in Dunwoody

Oct 13, 2021

Dunwoody’s new rooftop bar, Bar Peri, is officially open for business. The bar opened Oct. 8 on the seventh floor of the new AC Hotel Atlanta Perimeter, according to a spokesperson. The bar is the first rooftop lounge to open in the city, according to a press release.

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AC Hotel Inaugurates Latest Atlanta Property

Oct 06, 2021

The AC Hotel Atlanta Perimeter has debuted in the Perimeter Center of Dunwoody, Georgia just outside downtown Atlanta. The new 156-room hotel, located across from the bustling Perimeter Mall, was crafted by Columbus, Ohio-based practice Meyers + Associates Architecture to reflect a rustic-yet-stylish sense of place.

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Press Release: Two Humanist Hospitality Hotels Selected As Finalists In 2021 Gold Key Awards

Oct 05, 2021

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – (September 30, 2021) – Two hotels in the Humanist Hospitality portfolio have been selected as finalists from among more than 400 entries in the 2021 Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design.

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Forbes 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Chattanooga This Fall

Sep 26, 2021

While Chattanooga has topped many “best of” U.S. cities lists in top publications like The New York Times and Lonely Planet for years, the popularity of Tennessee's fourth-largest city popularity has particularly boomed in the last 19 months.

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Vision Hospitality Group Introduces Exclusive Operations and Management Company Humanist Hospitality

Sep 24, 2021

Vision Hospitality Group, a leading hotel investment and development company announced today the launch of their operations and management division Humanist Hospitality.

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AC Hotel Atlanta Perimeter Officially Opens

Sep 20, 2021

ATLANTA, Georgia — AC Hotel Atlanta Perimeter opened its doors in the Perimeter Center of Dunwoody, Georgia. Owned by Chattanooga-based Vision Hospitality Group and managed by Humanist Hospitality, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vision, the 156-room hotel is a short drive from Buckhead and Downtown Atlanta, across the street from the Perimeter Mall.

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AC Hotel Atlanta Perimeter Opens in Dunwoody

Sep 17, 2021

AC Hotel Atlanta Perimeter has opened its Dunwoody doors, according to a press release. The Perimeter Center hotel started receiving guests on September 13.

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Pielands coming to Virginia-Highland and more dining news from the week

Sep 17, 2021

Pielands will open at 1021 Virginia Ave. NE, in the former Goin’ Coastal space. The eatery comes from restaurateur Billy Streck, who also owns Atlanta restaurants Nina & Rafi on the Eastside Beltline, Hampton + Hudson in Inman Park and Lyla Lila in Midtown.

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Vision Hospitality Opens AC Hotel Atlanta Perimeter in Dunwoody, Georgia

Sep 16, 2021

AC Hotel Atlanta Perimeter has officially opened, located in the bustling Perimeter Center of Dunwoody, Ga. Owned by Chattanooga-based Vision Hospitality Group and managed by Humanist Hospitality, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vision, the 156-room hotel is just a short drive from Buckhead and Downtown Atlanta, across the street from the popular Perimeter Mall.

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Vision Hospitality to live "Humanist Hospitality"

Sep 16, 2021

There is so much conversation around staffing today that perhaps it comes as no surprise that Chattanooga, Tennessee-based Vision Hospitality Group has launched a subsidiary management company with a focus on the art of human interaction and living The Golden Rule called Humanist Hospitality.

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Vision Hospitality Opens AC Hotel Atlanta Perimeter in Dunwoody, Georgia

Sep 10, 2021

AC Hotel Atlanta Perimeter officially opens today, located in the bustling Perimeter Center of Dunwoody, Ga. Owned by Chattanooga-based Vision Hospitality Group and managed by Humanist Hospitality, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vision, the 156-room hotel is just a short drive from Buckhead and Downtown Atlanta, across the street from the popular Perimeter Mall.

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Kinley Cincinnati Downtown

Aug 23, 2021

Though the biggest draw for the Kinley Cincinnati Downtown is probably its central location, it would be a pretty solid hotel no matter where it was.

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Inspire Design

Aug 20, 2021

Fall 2021 

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This City is Much More Than Its Booze

Aug 02, 2021

Where can you find a giant 120-foot baseball bat leaning casually up against a building, a trail dedicated to bourbon that wraps through a city, or a zipline running though underground caves?

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7 Reasons Why You Should Visit Louisville This Summer

Jul 26, 2021

Mention Louisville, and watch people’s minds drift off to the obvious: the Kentucky Derby. Bourbon. (Lots of Bourbon.) Boxing legend Louisville Muhammad Ali. While these hold true, Kentucky’s largest city also happens to be home to a crop of noteworthy restaurants embracing Louisville’s diversity, history, and in true southern fashion, warmth and hospitality.

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12 Places to Eat and Drink in Louisville Kentucky

Jul 26, 2021

Making her way through the various neighborhoods in Louisville, Kentucky, writer Carla Waldemar got an authentic taste for the region, one sip and bite at a time. Here, she guides us where to go and what to order. 

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2021 Ruth Holmberg Arts Leadership Award

Jul 15, 2021

Furthering the arts in our community takes dedication, effort, talent, as well as leadership. Sometimes leaders are born, but more often, they are made through mentoring, education, experience and a passion for what they believe in. Dynamic leaders in the arts are a key to the success of our vision for the future, with "More Arts in More Places for More People."

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Hyatt adds another 20 properties to its growing SLH portfolio

Jul 15, 2021

Good news for World of Hyatt fans: The program recently welcomed several new Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) properties into its portfolio. Ever since Hyatt and SLH announced a partnership several years ago, properties around the world have been added to the group at a constant clip. Earlier this year, 12 SLH properties were added as Hyatt partner hotels. 

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3 New Hotels for Your Next Southern Road Trip

Jun 29, 2021

The good ol’ Southern road trip is making a comeback, and our lodging options are widening, too. The South has an ever-growing number of new boutique hotels opening up in the usual suspect larger cities, but also in some of our up-and-coming smaller ones. We have three new (and very different) hotels to peek into — from a funky, charity-focused East Nashville space … to a chic and historic Kentucky building … to Huntsville, Alabama’s first boutique hotel.

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Sophisticated Living Louisville July/August 2021

Jun 28, 2021

The Grady, downtown Louisville’s newest hotel, is steeped in history. Developed by Tennessee-based Vision Hospitality Group and Managed by Humanist Hospitality, one quickly discerns a concerted effort to weave a compelling narrative within the walls of the 51-room boutique property, a member of a Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

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The Exchange at Kinley Chattanooga Southside

Jun 15, 2021

Within the entertainment district of Chattanooga sits Kinley Chattanooga Southside, a lifestyle hotel by Vision Hospitality Group. Designed with the art and culture of the neighborhood and community in mind, Kinley Chattanooga Southside exudes modern amenities and features rich earth tones that exemplify the region’s landscape. 

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The Grady Hotel Opened in Louisville, Kentucky

Jun 09, 2021

The Grady Hotel, developed by Vision Hospitality Group and operated by Humanist Hospitality, a division of Vision, opened in Louisville. Located in the downtown Market District, The Grady is a renovated 19th-century historic building. The 51-guestroom luxury hotel is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, a community of luxury hotels that offer upscale experiences.

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69 Of The Newest Summer Hotel Openings Around The World

Jun 07, 2021

In downtown Louisville, The Grady Hotel opens this month with 51 rooms as a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. Wild Swann, the hotel’s restaurant, will serve Southern-themed fare, and a nightly reception offers guests complimentary wine, Champagne or local spirits for an hour.

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Leslie Jordan's Chattanooga Calls For a Stay at The Edwin

Apr 22, 2021

The comedian and Instagram star shares his favorite spots in his hometown—even if they no longer exist

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Vision Hits the Big 40 with Opening of New Hyatt House Denver/ Aurora

Apr 16, 2021

Owned by Denver, CO based BMC Investments Co, LLC, in partnership with Chattanooga based Vision Hospitality Group and will be managed by Humanist Hospitality, a division of VHG, the 140-room Hyatt House Denver/Aurora is conveniently located adjacent to Anschutz Medical Campus, providing guests the service and convenience of hotel living with the casual comforts of home.

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Forbes Recognizes Kinley Chattanooga as Part of Notable Hotel Openings Around the Globe

Mar 12, 2021

In March, Kinley Chattanooga, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, opens with 64 rooms in the city’s entertainment district. Derived from the word kinship, the Marriott Bonvoy-member hotel is true to its name, according to its general manager, in that it wants to be the “living room for the neighborhood,”.

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Moxy Cherry Creek Named One of the Best Hotels in Denver

Mar 12, 2021

the 170-room Moxy offers an approachable price point without sacrificing plush beds, happy hours, and cheeky style. This edgy, millennial-focused hotel in the posh neighborhood starts you off with a free cocktail at check-in—the reception area doubles as a bar—and keeps the party going with buzzy communal public spaces and playful decor.

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The Kinley Chattanooga Southside Now Open

Mar 04, 2021

Kinley Chattanooga Southside will be a place where locals and visitors come to escape the stressors of the outside world and safely relax and unwind," said Mitch Patel, President & CEO of Vision Hospitality Group.

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Forbes Names Kinley Cincinnati as Top Road Hotel for 2021

Feb 26, 2021

In Cincinnati, a new lifestyle, boutique hotel is coming to town when the Kinley Hotel opens downtown in October.

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Neighborhood To Watch: Southside Chattanooga, Tennessee

Feb 10, 2021

Steeped in military history, Chattanooga, Tennessee, was a crucial city during the American Civil War due to the convergence of multiple railroads. After the war, the railroads fueled the city’s growth into one of the southeast’s largest heavy industrial hubs.

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Check Out Kinley Cincinnati Downtown

Feb 04, 2021

In a historic, adaptive-reuse building, in the Over-the Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio, is Kinley Cincinnati Downtown, a lifestyle and boutique hotel that conveys the energy of the city.

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Travel & Leisure Taps Khora - One of Cincinnati's Best Homegrown Restaurants

Jan 19, 2021

In the early 19th century, a small settlement called Cincinnati suddenly became a boomtown. It was the heyday of the steamboat, and this city on the northern shore of the Ohio River welcomed wave upon wave of immigrants, growing so fast that it soon earned the moniker Queen of the West.

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Travel & Leisure - Kinley Hotel Cincinnati - A Spark in Cincy!

Jan 06, 2021

Oh, Ohio! The buzzy homegrown restaurants, bars, and bakeries of Cincinnati just might be the Midwest’s next big thing.

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THE SCOUT TRAVEL GUIDE NAMES THE EDWIN HOTEL, WHITEBIRD RESTAURANT AND WHISKEY THIEF AS TOP SPOTS IN CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

Jan 05, 2021

The Scout Guide Chattanooga editor Amy Walters can name a few reasons. The “Scenic City” has three things that make visiting this hopping destination a win—the food, riverfront, and adventures.

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Travel & Leisure 50 Best Places to Travel in 2021 - names Kinley Hotel Cincinnati as the top spot in the Queen City

Dec 17, 2020

When the time comes to travel again, these destinations — all right in your own backyard — are the ones to visit next.

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Whitebird at The Edwin Hotel in Chattanooga Downtown Voted Best Overall Restaurant in Readers' Choice Awards

Dec 02, 2020

Reader’s voted, and the results are in! Here’s a list of all the restaurant that won the 24th Annual CityScope Magazine Reader’s Choice Restaurant Awards. Did your favorite restaurant win?

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Vision Hospitality Group Debuts Kinley Cincinnati Downtown

Oct 22, 2020

Vision Hospitality Group has debuted the Kinley Cincinnati Downtown, Cincinnati’s newest lifestyle hotel as part of The Tribute Portfolio, located at 636 Race Street nestled between Cincinnati and the historic Over-the-Rhine neighborhood

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Vision CEO Mitch Patel Discusses Hospitality Recovery with Nashville's WKRN News

Oct 09, 2020

As Tennessee’s second-largest industry, the economic downfall caused by COVID-19 is having an insurmountable effect on the hospitality workforce.

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Vision Welcomes Jan McCormick as Regional Vice President of Operations

Sep 10, 2020

Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. has named Jan McCormick Regional Vice President of Operations where he oversees Vision’s Greater Nashville hotels. He works closely with the management teams to maintain operating standards and execute daily procedures.

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Vision Welcomes Jan McCormick as Regional Vice President of Operations

Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. has named Jan McCormick Regional Vice President of Operations where he oversees Vision’s Greater Nashville hotels. He works closely with the management teams to maintain operating standards and execute daily procedures.

Jan accepts his role with numerous accolades and extensive experience in revenue management, market sales, team development, and general management. He joins Vision most recently from Davidson Hotels, but his extensive background includes key positions with Benchmark Global Hospitality, Gemstone Hotels and Resorts, and Prism Hotels and Resorts. Jan’s accomplishments include being the first General Manager recognized by Bill Kimpton for most significant financial turnaround performance of a Kimpton Hotel (Hotel Triton), being awarded the coveted Utah Best of State Award, and has been named a winner in 10 separate categories over 2 years for Zermatt Resort and Spa.

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Vision Welcomes Lynn Mucciano as Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Sep 10, 2020

Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. has named Lynn Mucciano Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Lynn will lead Vision’s strategic sales focus and expanding marketing initiatives with her expertise in developmental sales and marketing.

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Vision Welcomes Lynn Mucciano as Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. has named Lynn Mucciano Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Lynn will lead Vision’s strategic sales focus and expanding marketing initiatives with her expertise in developmental sales and marketing.

Lynn joins Vision most recently from Maverick Hotels and Restaurants, a startup hotel and restaurant developer. Her accomplishments there included unprecedented growth - ending 2019 with nine open hotels, one destination restaurant, Offshore- Navy Pier the Guinness Book of World Records largest rooftop bar, and six hotels in the development pipeline. In addition to national brand experience with Marriott and Hilton during her tenure with TPG and Turnberry Associates, Lynn’s background includes extensive experience with mixed use development, dedicated to restoring, improving and reinventing historic neighborhoods in New York City’s Soho, South Beach as well as luxury retreats in the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Lynn is a skilled expert in formulating winning business plans that identify opportunities for accelerated growth, and an established record for building and retaining highly motivated sales teams.

Lynn has served on many boards and committees locally and nationally including, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Historic Hotels of America, Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) serving on the Board of Directors for the Sales Special Interest Group, and as President, for the Greater South Florida Chapter. Lynn is certified in Managing Revenue, holds a Certification in Hospitality Business Acumen under HSMAI, and is a graduate of Florida International University's School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.

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Vision Hospitality Group Opens TownePlace Suites by Marriott Tuscaloosa University Area

Aug 27, 2020

Chattanooga-based Vision Hospitality Group, Inc., in partnership with Eraa Hospitality, also based in Chattanooga, is pleased to announce the opening of the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Tuscaloosa University Area. The 93-suite hotel located at 2816 McFarland Boulevard East, marks Vision’s entrance into the state of Alabama.

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Teague Talk: Mitch Patel Shares How He Founded Vision and Became One of the Most Passionate, Successful Developers in the Industry.

Aug 04, 2020

Hear how Mitch transitioned into the hospitality industry, founded Vision Hospitality Group with only $3,000 in his savings account, and became one of the most passionate and successful developers in the industry.

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Vision Named One of Chattanooga's Best Places to Work

Apr 30, 2020

Fighting through an 'unimaginable' crisis.

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Hotel CEO grateful for government help but says more will be needed

Apr 27, 2020

Vision Hospitality President and CEO Mitch Patel was glad to see Congress pass and President sign the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) that went into effect March 27.

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VISION HOSPITALITY PROVIDES CARE PACKAGES FOR 1,100 EMPLOYEES FURLOUGHED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Apr 13, 2020

VISION HOSPITALITY GROUP is one of the largest Asian American-owned hotel companies in the U.S., but it still has felt the pain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and concurrent economic downturn. The company’s President and CEO Mitch Patel has felt it personally.

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Mitch Patel speaks of hotel industry struggle even with government assistance amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 04, 2020

Less than a month ago, Mitch Patel's hotel business was booming. His company, Vision Hospitality Group, owns 37 hotels in six states and it had seen record business in January and February, according to Patel. Things were going so well, he was planning to open two more hotels this year, and seven next year.

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The Grady Hotel Repositions Historic 19th Century Building in the Heart of Bourbon City

Mar 05, 2020

Construction has commenced at The Grady Hotel in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, breathing new life into a historic property on West Main Street. Developed and managed by Vision Hospitality Group, Inc., the luxury boutique hospitality brand celebrates its hometown with a nod to Louisville’s rich past while embracing the vibrant urban renaissance responsible for its allure. The Grady is set to debut in early 2021, bringing 51 guest rooms and a signature food and beverage concept.

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The Grady Hotel Repositions Historic 19th Century Building in the Heart of Bourbon City

Construction has commenced at The Grady Hotel in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, breathing new life into a historic property on West Main Street. Developed and managed by Vision Hospitality Group, Inc., the luxury boutique hospitality brand celebrates its hometown with a nod to Louisville’s rich past while embracing the vibrant urban renaissance responsible for its allure. The Grady is set to debut in early 2021, bringing 51 guest rooms and a signature food and beverage concept.

Named for the late Grady Clay, beloved local journalist and key contributor to the New Urbanism movement, The Grady promises an experience and design unmatched in Louisville. Built in 1883, the hotel is rooted in tradition and resonates with a sophisticated charm that is both warm and contemporary. Displays of patinated metals and smooth, dark textures tell the story of Louisville’s bourbon heritage while hints of lush greens voice an affinity for the City of Parks and the outdoors. Originally developed for the well-known local apothecary J.B. Wilder, The Grady pays homage to its storied past through distinctive touchpoints, including the restoration of its renaissance revival-style façade clad with ornamental detailing.

“We are excited to restore this historic building in the heart of Bourbon City to a luxury boutique hotel that encompasses Louisville’s one-of-a-kind spirit,” said Mitch Patel, Vision Hospitality Group President & CEO. “The Grady fosters a sense of belonging and celebrates the Louisville story through an approach that honors tradition and redefines modern luxury. We also look forward to joining this timeless neighborhood with Wild Swann, our food and beverage offering intended for guests and locals.”

Each of its 51 guest rooms provides pops of navy, copper and maroon, featuring wood paneled floors, tufted headboards, and an array of locally-inspired art. Similarly, the hotel’s public spaces feature warm and inviting tones, complete with a library area, art gallery and central fireplace for guests to gather.

The hotel will also be home to Wild Swann, an intimate bar steeped in Louisville history, offering a fresh take on craft cocktails and small plates. The concept takes its name from the Swann-Abram Hat Co., one of the original residents of the building beginning in the 1920s and most prominently known for designing the first hats worn at the Kentucky Derby.

Refined comfort and cordial service is The Grady way, further embodying a genuine Louisville experience. Guests will be encouraged to venture beyond the hotel walls and can expect authentic guidance to notable attractions and the neighborhood’s hidden gems. Located at the corner of W Main Street and N 6th Street, The Grady is just steps away from the Muhammed Ali Center, Frazier History Museum, Louisville Slugger Museum and many of the area’s buzziest restaurants and bars.

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Vision and Blue Ridge Hotel, LLC Break Ground on Hampton by Hilton in Blue Ridge, GA

Feb 13, 2020

Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. in partnership with Blue Ridge Hotel, LLC announced the groundbreaking of the Hampton Inn by Hilton Blue Ridge, Georgia, which is anticipated to deliver a lodging experience new to the Blue Ridge area in early 2021. The hotel will offer 1,200 square feet of meeting space and the city’s only rooftop bar and event space at the foothills of the iconic Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Vision and Blue Ridge Hotel, LLC Break Ground on Hampton by Hilton in Blue Ridge, GA

Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. in partnership with Blue Ridge Hotel, LLC announced the groundbreaking of the Hampton Inn by Hilton Blue Ridge, Georgia, which is anticipated to deliver a lodging experience new to the Blue Ridge area in early 2021. The hotel will offer 1,200 square feet of meeting space and the city’s only rooftop bar and event space at the foothills of the iconic Blue Ridge Mountains.

The 109-room hotel is located on West Main Street in the heart of downtown Blue Ridge, tucked between a mix of local breweries, wineries, eclectic eateries and a collection of specialty retail shops that complement the Historic District. Renowned for its Appalachian landscape of more than 300 miles of trails, Blue Ridge is a year-round destination with an abundance of activities ranging from horseback riding to the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. The property is thoughtfully positioned to provide a seamless experience for visitors and will offer a retreat for its neighboring city of Atlanta and surrounding region, all while maintaining an attractive price point.

“Hampton Inn by Hilton Blue Ridge will be a great addition to Blue Ridge. The hotel introduces the area’s first rooftop bar and will be the only hotel with walkable access to all the restaurants, galleries and shops that make Blue Ridge such a popular destination,” said Mitch Patel, President & CEO of Vision Hospitality Group. “We are excited to join this wonderful community with one of the most desirable brands in the hospitality industry.”

Drawing inspiration from its natural surroundings, Hampton Inn by Hilton Blue Ridge will feature distinct design elements of cedar, stone and masonry. The hotel will feature spacious guest rooms with complimentary WiFi, a 24-hour business center, oversized fitness center and outdoor patio. Every Hampton by Hilton guest will enjoy the brand’s signature free, hot breakfast with healthy options and On the RunTM breakfast bags.

Hampton by Hilton offers warm surroundings, a friendly service culture and a staff that ensures guest satisfaction, backed by the Hampton Guarantee. The hotel will participate in Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard WiFi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key.

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AC Hotel Breaks Ground in Atlanta/Perimeter Center

Feb 04, 2020

AC Hotels by Marriott® and Chattanooga-based Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. announced the AC Hotel in North Atlanta's Perimeter Center has broken ground. The design-driven lifestyle hotel is slated to open in 2021 and will feature 156 guest rooms, engaging communal spaces and the area’s first rooftop bar boasting panoramic views of the Atlanta skyline.

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AC Hotel Breaks Ground in Atlanta/Perimeter Center

AC Hotels by Marriott® and Chattanooga-based Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. announced the AC Hotel in North Atlanta's Perimeter Center has broken ground. The design-driven lifestyle hotel is slated to open in 2021 and will feature 156 guest rooms, engaging communal spaces and the area’s first rooftop bar boasting panoramic views of the Atlanta skyline.

AC Hotel Atlanta Perimeter Center will include a curated collection of artwork and modern design elements utilizing subtle tones and crisp, clean lines. The thoughtfully designed property will offer an inviting ambiance with contemporary styling to provide an elevated guest experience with anticipatory service and expertly executed amenities.

The modern guest rooms will cater to savvy business travelers and offer sleek furnishings, an open closet system, elegant art and hardwood floors. The AC Library will provide a quiet space for guests, complete with ambient lighting and a collection of inspiring novels selected by guest curators, while the buzzing AC Lounge will provide a collaborative work space by day and gathering place by night. Purposely designed for creativity and connection, the AC Lounge will be located on the seventh floor.

As one of two food and beverage experiences, the rooftop bar will be open year-round for guests and locals alike and will feature tapas-style small bites, artisanal cocktails, local craft beers and specialty wines. On the first floor, the brand’s signature AC Kitchen will invite guests each morning to savor the day with a proper continental breakfast selection of flaky croissants, savory egg tarts, freshly sliced Iberico prosciutto and Nespresso coffee.

“The concept behind the AC Hotel Atlanta Perimeter Center is simple but powerful – edit away the unnecessary to allow guests to focus on what is most important to them. We are excited to offer this frictionless experience to the Atlanta area, where we currently have 10 hotels in operation,” said Mitch Patel, Vision Hospitality Group President & CEO. “I am especially excited to introduce the rooftop bar, which will feature expansive views of Perimeter Center, Buckhead and Midtown.”

Intuitive service and signature amenities will encourage guests to work, explore and socialize at the AC Hotel Atlanta Perimeter Center. Kallpods, wireless service buttons, will be provided throughout the hotel to better engage and meet the needs of guest requests. Additional amenities will include a state-of-the-art fitness center and an AC Market featuring locally sourced items for on-the-go.

The new AC Hotel Atlanta Perimeter Center will be conveniently located off of GA 400 and I-285 at 121 Perimeter Center West and within walking distance to the Perimeter Center Mall, North Atlanta’s premier shopping destination. The hotel will also be positioned between major companies including State Farm, UPS, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Mercedes Benz USA.

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Christian Davis Joins Vision as Vice President of Accounting

Jan 30, 2020

Vision is pleased to announce Christian Davis has been named Vice President of Accounting. He will lead Vision’s accounting team, overseeing the efforts of the department and providing strategic financial leadership for the growing portfolio.

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Christian Davis Joins Vision as Vice President of Accounting

Vision is pleased to announce Christian Davis has been named Vice President of Accounting. He will lead Vision’s accounting team, overseeing the efforts of the department and providing strategic financial leadership for the growing portfolio.

Christian brings more than 20 years of hospitality industry experience in various capacities. His proven track record of improving business performance is accompanied by his ability to streamline processes for cost reduction and sustained financial growth. He has led the accounting initiatives for publicly traded and privately held hospitality companies, including a private, member-owned country club and several Marriott International full service hotels. In his most recent role as Vice President of Accounting Services for Dellisart, he was responsible for the oversight of multiple properties and ownership groups within the company’s portfolio. Christian started his professional hospitality career with Renaissance Hotels & Resorts/Marriott International in 1997, spending eight years at the property level in roles of Assistant Controller and Director of Finance & Accounting. While with Marriott, he received many awards of recognition, including Rookie Assistant Controller of the Year, Financial Leader of the Year and was a nominee for the J.W. Marriott Award of Excellence.

Christian served eight years in the United States Army Reserve in the position of Intelligence Analyst. Among his recognitions, he earned the Parachutist Badge and was a Distinguished Honor Graduate from the Primary Leadership & Development Course. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, both from Florida State University. He also earned his MBA from Kennesaw State University. Christian has held the Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) designation since 2012.

“We are thrilled to welcome Christian to the Vision team,” said Mitch Patel, President & CEO. “Christian’s leadership experience and versatile background will bode well with our team as we continue to grow our portfolio. I look forward to the wealth of knowledge he brings, and I am confident that his leadership will continue to guide us towards our vision of being the best, most respected hotel company in America.”

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Travel+Leisure Features Kinley Cincinnati Downtown as a Hotel Opening to Look Forward to in 2020

Jan 28, 2020

The new year is here, and from the number of recent and planned hotel openings, it’s clear that the hospitality industry is booming. A few trends became apparent as we gathered details on new hotels and resorts around the world.

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Vision Welcomes David Martin as COO

Jan 15, 2020

Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. has named David Martin as COO. David will provide leadership and strategic vision through operational, managerial and administrative procedures.

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Vision Welcomes David Martin as COO

Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. has named David Martin as COO. David will provide leadership and strategic vision through operational, managerial and administrative procedures.

David has enjoyed a versatile career of thirty years in hospitality, in which the past eleven years were spent in a President or COO role. His portfolio comprises several types of hospitality organizations from four star boutique hotels with Kimpton Hotels to receiverships/lender owned assets with Prism Hotels & Resorts. With a record of strategic leadership, David has been the driving force behind innovative processes to optimize productivity and create sustained growth. He has an impressive background with Marriott, Hilton and IHG brands and brings experience overseeing the operations of global businesses ranging from $300MM to $6B. Most recently, he held the position of President of Centralized Service Hotel Division for Canada-based Sunwing Travel Group, which was preceded by his role as President & COO for Wright Investments, Inc., a capacity he held for seven years. During his twelve-year tenure with Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, David led as Vice President, West Coast Operations and later Vice President, East Coast Operations while the company was undergoing its most progressive phase of development.

“I am so pleased to welcome David to the Vision team as Chief Operating Officer,” said Mitch Patel, President & CEO. “David joins Vision at an exciting time as we continue to grow and strengthen our portfolio. He brings extensive experience in establishing infrastructures that result in accelerated performance, and he has a record of accomplishment in the areas of strategic leadership, profit optimization and change management. With his leadership, I am confident that we are one step closer to being the best, most respected hotel company in America.”

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Kinley Hotel Breaks Ground in Chattanooga's Southside District

Jan 06, 2020

Today, Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. announced the ground breaking of its second Kinley hotel, Kinley Chattanooga Southside. Joining the company’s Humanist lifestyle portfolio, the new hotel will feature 64 guest rooms and suites in the heart of Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Southside entertainment district.

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Kinley Hotel Breaks Ground in Chattanooga's Southside District

Today, Vision Hospitality Group, Inc. announced the ground breaking of its second Kinley hotel, Kinley Chattanooga Southside. Joining the company’s Humanist lifestyle portfolio, the new hotel will feature 64 guest rooms and suites in the heart of Chattanooga, Tennessee’s Southside entertainment district.

Kinley, Vision’s newest boutique hospitality brand, provides a home base for active explorers and casual adventurers, a focal point that feels effortlessly integrated into the local community and the world outside its doors. Derived from the word kinship, this personable name speaks to the brand’s inclusive nature – a place where it’s easy to feel connected and at home. Kinley will channel the authentic vibe and energy of its surrounding community, all with a distinctly small-city sensibility and genuine charm.

“Kinley is bringing the hotel experience back to the root of what makes traveling such a desirable pastime – connecting with other travelers, connecting with the community you’ve come to explore, and connecting with yourself,” said Mitch Patel, CEO of Vision Hospitality Group. “Whether staying for a night, indulging in a drink or exploring the destination, we welcome you to come as you are, and experience what true hospitality is all about. From Cincinnati to Chattanooga and beyond, we are excited to welcome visitors to America’s most captivating small cities and neighborhoods.”

Kinley Chattanooga Southside will offer a contemporary approach to the hotel experience that is both warm and effortless through a variety of distinctive touchpoints. The uncheck-in desk provides a place for guests to touch down without the formality of a standard desk, and items from local artisans will be on display and available for purchase. A coffee bar invites patrons to enjoy a range of specialty coffee drinks crafted from regional roasters. Arts and crafts from local purveyors provide a warm and inviting environment, with appealing, distinctive lounge seating inviting travelers to sit and stay awhile in Kinley’s various public spaces.

The new hotel is slated to open in 2021 in Chattanooga’s Southside district, an area steeped in history, art and a love for the outdoors. The property is centrally located in the walkable neighborhood, which includes eclectic shops, restaurants and the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo and Songbirds Guitar Museum.

Kinley’s first property will debut in downtown Cincinnati in early 2020. When open, both hotels will become part of the Tribute Portfolio, Marriott International’s exclusive portfolio of independent boutique hotels. For more information on Kinley, visit www.kinleyhotels.com.

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Mitch Patel Speaks of Tru by Hilton's 100th Hotel Opening in LODGING Magazine

Dec 13, 2019

Talene Staab, global head of Tru by Hilton, says the brand’s pace has “definitely been incredible.” In fact, Staab says Tru has grown the largest midscale pipeline in the Americas, with 320 hotels in the works. To top it off, Tru hit its 100th opening milestone during Hilton’s 100th year. The brand also has the distinction of being the fastest brand launch in hotel industry history.

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Noted Louisville chef Edward Lee opening restaurant in Cincinnati's Kinley Hotel

Nov 06, 2019

There was no mistaking the aroma: that specific combination of spices and cumin and chilies and cinnamon that every Cincinnatian knows. But I wasn't in Cincinnati: This was Louisville and the spicy scent was coming from the kitchen behind 610 Magnolia's event space.

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Vision Named Development Partner of the Year at Marriott MINA & Full Service Owners Conference

Oct 30, 2019

It was with great honor that Vision recently accepted the Development Partner of the Year award at the Marriott MINA & Full Service Owners Conference. Vision was one of two recipients selected in the United States by Marriott’s Development Team and Full Service Franchising Team. Many items were considered during the selection process, such as the value of new developments and success in fulfilling mutual business priorities. The accolade recognizes Vision as a partner that has worked alongside Marriott to pursue truly noteworthy hotel projects and one that will continue to grow with Marriott through developments in North America.

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Vision Named Development Partner of the Year at Marriott MINA & Full Service Owners Conference

It was with great honor that Vision recently accepted the Development Partner of the Year award at the Marriott MINA & Full Service Owners Conference. Vision was one of two recipients selected in the United States by Marriott’s Development Team and Full Service Franchising Team. Many items were considered during the selection process, such as the value of new developments and success in fulfilling mutual business priorities. The accolade recognizes Vision as a partner that has worked alongside Marriott to pursue truly noteworthy hotel projects and one that will continue to grow with Marriott through developments in North America.

“We were honored to accept the Development Partner of the Year award at the Marriott MINA & Full Service Owners Conference.” said Mitch Patel, Vision Hospitality Group, President & CEO. “In 2015, Vision was named US Developer of the Year by Marriott for select-service brands, and it gives us great honor to now receive Development Partner of the Year for Marriott’s full-service collection. We deeply value our ongoing partnership with Marriott.”

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3 Road Trips to Take this Fall

Oct 29, 2019

Chattanooga is changing. The “scenic city” so beloved for its walkable downtown and family-friendly activities— from the Tennessee Aquarium to the kitsch-infused Lookout Mountain and Chattanooga Choo Choo— can also add boutique hotels, chef-driven restaurants, craft cocktail bars, a dynamic art scene, and a pretty spectacular supper club to its long list of attractions

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Vision & CBL Properties Break Ground on the Aloft by Marriott Chattanooga/Hamilton Place

Oct 15, 2019

Vision Hospitality Group, Inc., and CBL Properties announced that construction has commenced on the 135-room Aloft by Marriott in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The new hotel marks the brand’s entrance into the Chattanooga market.

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Vision & CBL Properties Break Ground on the Aloft by Marriott Chattanooga/Hamilton Place

Vision Hospitality Group, Inc., and CBL Properties announced that construction has commenced on the 135-room Aloft by Marriott in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The new hotel marks the brand’s entrance into the Chattanooga market.

“For some time now we have been working to find an opportunity to partner with our friends at CBL, and we are very excited to be moving forward with the development of the Aloft by Marriott at Hamilton Place” said Mitch Patel, President & CEO, Vision Hospitality Group. “Aloft by Marriott fosters innovative experiences that align with the mission of the Hamilton Place redevelopment, further demonstrating the area’s vibrant renewal. We are so pleased to continue our relationship with both CBL Properties and Marriott to introduce this brand to Vision’s hometown of Chattanooga.”

“We are thrilled to begin the second phase of Hamilton Place’s redevelopment project with the start of construction on Aloft by Marriott by our partners at Vision Hospitality Group,” said Stephen Lebovitz, chief executive officer, CBL Properties. “It’s remarkable to watch the transformation that is occurring at Hamilton Place since work began on the project earlier this year. As Aloft by Marriott prepares to join other unique uses and brands, our vision of creating a mixed-use, suburban town center for the Chattanooga market is being brought to life.”

Known for its trendy style and vibrant social scene, the Aloft brand uses technology and design to enhance experiences and keep up with the needs of the modern traveler. Aloft by Marriott Chattanooga Hamilton Place will feature an urban-inspired design with loft-like guestrooms, featuring airy 9-foot ceilings and keyless entry using your smartphone or Apple Watch.

The Aloft is located off Interstate 75, joining the Sears redevelopment project at Hamilton Place, which includes the addition of Dave & Busters, dining options, new retail and office space. Only fifteen minutes from downtown Chattanooga, the Aloft will provide guests easy access to Chattanooga’s largest attractions, including the Tennessee Aquarium, Hunter Museum of American Art, Rock City and Ruby Falls.

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Vision Hospitality Group Introduces Tru by Hilton to Chattanooga, TN

Oct 15, 2019

Vision Hospitality Group, Inc., is pleased to announce the opening of Tru by Hilton Chattanooga/Hamilton Place, which introduces one of Hilton’s latest brand to the Chattanooga market. The innovative 90-room hotel is conveniently located off Interstate 75 at 7008 Shallowford Rd. in the Hamilton Place shopping district.

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Vision Hospitality Group Introduces Tru by Hilton to Chattanooga, TN

Vision Hospitality Group, Inc., is pleased to announce the opening of Tru by Hilton Chattanooga/Hamilton Place, which introduces one of Hilton’s latest brand to the Chattanooga market. The innovative 90-room hotel is conveniently located off Interstate 75 at 7008 Shallowford Rd. in the Hamilton Place shopping district.

Tru by Hilton promises guests a simplified and spirited stay, rooted in value. Developed from the ground up using consumer and owner feedback, Tru by Hilton is a revolutionary brand with a cross-generational appeal for travelers looking for a new, affordable hotel experience.

“We are excited to expand our footprint in our hometown of Chattanooga with the opening of Tru by Hilton Chattanooga/Hamilton Place,” said Mitch Patel, Vision President & CEO. “The Tru by Hilton brand offers guests a brand-new hotel experience, which is complemented by the hotel’s convenient location in the Hamilton Place shopping district. We are pleased to continue our relationship with Hilton and to be given this opportunity to develop one of the latest and most exceptional brands in the market.”

Tru by Hilton Chattanooga/Hamilton Place features the amenities and experiences that matter most to guests, including comfortable beds, more efficiently designed rooms with a mobile desk, large bathrooms with premium bath amenities, a complimentary build-your-own "Top It" breakfast bar with healthy, sweet and savory items, a spacious lobby with areas for guests to work, play games, eat and lounge, along with a 24/7 "Eat. & Sip." market offering gourmet snacks and drinks. The hotel experience is enabled by technology including mobile check-in, Digital Key, remote printing, a social media wall, lobby tablets and accessibility to outlets everywhere. Additionally, Tru by Hilton properties offer fitness centers that leverage the latest fitness trends including barre, TRX bands, free weights, cardio and flexibility gear.

The new hotel is located in Hamilton Place, a retail and business district. Only fifteen minutes from downtown Chattanooga, the hotel provides guests easy access to the city’s largest attractions, such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Hunter Museum of American Art, Rock City and Ruby Falls. In addition, the hotel is less than four miles from the Chattanooga Airport and proximate to numerous businesses, offering convenient accommodations for the corporate traveler.

Tru by Hilton Chattanooga/Hamilton Place is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 17 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard WiFi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key.

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The Edwin Voted Best Hotel in Chattanooga in Readers' Choice Awards

Oct 11, 2019

The Edwin Hotel is honored to have been named Best Hotel in Chattanooga in the Chattanooga Times Free Press "Best of the Best" readers' choice awards...

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Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Huntsville Downtown Breaks Ground

Oct 08, 2019

Chattanooga-based Vision Hospitality Group, Inc., is pleased to announce the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton in downtown Huntsville Alabama has broken ground. The 150-room hotel marks Vision’s entrance into the Huntsville market and is slated to open in early 2021.

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Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Huntsville Downtown Breaks Ground

Chattanooga-based Vision Hospitality Group, Inc., is pleased to announce the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton in downtown Huntsville Alabama has broken ground. The 150-room hotel marks Vision’s entrance into the Huntsville market and is slated to open in early 2021.

“We are excited to partner with Hilton to develop the Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown Huntsville,” said Mitch Patel, Vision Hospitality Group President & CEO. “Huntsville continues to see significant growth with new developments such as the Toyota/Mazda and Blue Origin manufacturing plants, which create a demand for quality accommodations at an attractive rate. Vision is pleased to meet this need in Huntsville’s thriving market with one of the most dependable brands available today.”

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Huntsville Downtown is located adjacent to the Von Braun Center, which is the City's multi-purpose indoor arena, meeting and performing arts complex. The hotel is situated within walking distance to a variety of eclectic boutiques and restaurants and only a short drive to the city’s popular breweries and craft coffee shops. Known as the Rocket City, Huntsville is home to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, Marshall Space Flight Center and Redstone Arsenal, in addition to the second largest technology and research-park in the nation. The new hotel will also join the recently announcement Toyota/Mazda manufacturing plant.

Hampton by Hilton hotels offers warm surroundings, a friendly service culture and a staff that makes sure guests are 100 percent happy. Guaranteed. The hotel will feature standard brand amenities including free hot breakfast with healthy options, complimentary WiFi, a 24-hour business center and fitness center.

The hotel will also participate in Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 17 distinct hotel brands. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard WiFi. Members also enjoy popular digital tools available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using a Digital Key.

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The Edwin Makes Travel+Leisure "Best 15 City Hotels in the Continental United States"

Jul 10, 2019

One is fast-paced, the other sweet and slow. One is packed with glass and steel skyscrapers, the other with charming, low-slung inns and mansions. New York and Charleston may not seem to have much in common, but both are East Coast cities with important harbors — and some of the best city hotels in the contiguous United States.

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