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The Chattanoogan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton Celebrates Completion of a Hotel‑Wide Transformation

As part of the renovation, the hotel becomes the first to join Curio Collection in the Chattanooga area

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Ascent Hospitality is placing the finishing touches on a large scale hotel transformation project at The Chattanoogan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton. The project includes the renovation of all 199 guest rooms, all bathrooms and corridors and a major overhaul of the meeting space encompassing the 7,752 square foot Chattanoogan Ballroom and Conference Center, complete with elevated finishes.

Included in the transformation is the addition of High Rail rooftop bar + space, located on the hotel’s second floor. Specializing in regionally inspired food, the menu featuring starters, handhelds, flour and fire (pizzas) and desserts, as well as signature cocktails, wine and 20 local beers on tap. Rustica, the restaurant on the lobby floor of The Chattanoogan Hotel, will boast rustic Northern Italian cuisine. Stills + Mash will welcome guests at the hotel’s main entrance with a bourbon focus and local inspired food offerings. Noogans, the hotel’s new café, will feature a variety of the best local coffee roasters. The Spa at The Chattanoogan Hotel has also been moved to the first floor and expanded to a full-service facility, including six treatment rooms to pamper guests and locals alike.

“I am beyond thrilled to unveil the newest member of the Ascent Hospitality family, The Chattanoogan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton. The extensive renovation has transformed the landmark hotel, channeling local roots and displaying the use of organic materials and industrial influences of the Tennessee region in our hotel landscape,” said Patricia Martinez, general manager, The Chattanoogan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton.  “We are excited to align with Hilton and to welcome all guests, near and far, to enjoy our carefully curated and intentional space offering a variety of experiences sure to increase curiosity and ingenuity.”

The reimagined space was inspired by the outdoor attractions and gorgeous natural setting surrounding the Chattanooga area. Brought to life by Carver and Associates, the space offers a beautiful palette of warm neutrals and deep greens. The design intent is to create a space that feels warm, well-travelled and full of natural materials with a bit of modern industrial interior architecture.

The Chattanooga Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton is owned and managed by Ascent Hospitality based out of Buford, Georgia. Ascent Hospitality is a vertically integrated hotel development and management company formed in early 2000 with a portfolio encompassing multiple full service and focused service hotels comprising of over 3,000 luxurious rooms in major leisure, business and convention markets.

“We were excited when we became a part of this great city, having acquired The Chattanoogan, already a premier hotel and conference center, but now that takes on a whole new meaning as we see our vision transformed into a destination for both our community and incoming visitors to enjoy an experience of casual elegance and service to match,” said Doug Marks, vice president of operations, Ascent Hospitality.  “We’ve created The District to provide a diverse offering of culinary experiences along with our new spa, and we’ve added the distinction of Hilton’s Curio Collection to enhance our services and benefits.”


In addition to the above highlights and as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Chattanoogan Hotel is participating in the Hilton CleanStay Program to help guests enjoy a clean and safe experience during their stay. The new standards under Hilton CleanStay include a Hilton CleanStay Room Seal to show that a room has not been accessed since being thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, additional cleaning of common areas and items, contactless check-in, innovative disinfection technology and flexible housekeeping options. A full list can be accessed at

The Chattanoogan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton is also a part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 18 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly 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, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.

The Chattanoogan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton is located at 1201 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402. For reservations, visit The Chattanoogan Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton at or call 423.756.3400.

About Hilton

Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 23 world-class brands comprising more than 7,600 properties and nearly 1.2 million rooms, in 126 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed over 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, was named the No. 1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Place to Work and Fortune and has been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for seven consecutive years. Hilton has introduced industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the nearly 190 million Hilton Honors members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.  

About Curio Collection by Hilton

Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of more than 160 individually remarkable hotels hand-picked to immerse guests in one-of-a-kind moments in the world’s most sought-after destinations. Each hotel in the Curio Collection evokes a bespoke story through distinctive architecture and design, world-class food & beverage and curated experiences, while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Experience Curio Collection by Hilton by booking at or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Curio Collection by Hilton at, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter