The TENNESSEAN Hotel, a premier luxury hotel, will open in Downtown Knoxville this April as part of the Gemstone Collection brand of BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company. Benchmark will operate the property, which boasts 82 guest rooms and 12 luxury residences in the World’s Fair Park. The park sits on the perimeter of the University of Tennessee campus, a strong partner of the new hotel.
“Knoxville is a vibrant, thriving hub for business and leisure travel and now one of the hottest hotel markets in the US,” said Alex Cabañas, CEO of Benchmark. “The TENNESSEAN Hotel, with its exceptional location, modern luxury and commitment to the highest levels of personalized service, make it ideal for our new Gemstone Collection.”
The hotel is being developed on the grounds of the 1982 World’s Fair Park and adjacent to the many attractions of Downtown Knoxville. Guests of The TENNESSEAN Hotel can enjoy the city’s exciting and diverse arts, theater and culinary scene, shop in the boutiques of Market Square, take a cruise on the Tennessee River, visit the acclaimed Knoxville Zoo, and take in several historic sites in the area.
Knoxville offers spectacular scenery and outdoor recreational opportunities in the many parks and the legendary Great Smoky Mountains overlooking the city. The TENNESSEAN is happy to call Regal Cinema, The Knoxville Museum of Art, The Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, 10 local craft breweries and several Blackberry Farm chef-inspired restaurants neighbors. It is also home to a range of major businesses encompassing defense, entertainment, technology, transportation and engineering. Easily reached via Interstate Routes 40 and 275, The TENNESSEAN Hotel is just 14 miles from McGhee Tyson Airport.