VISION HOSPITALITY GROUP plans to open the second property in its lifestyle The Tribute Portfolio in the spring. The company will begin taking reservations for Kinley Chattanooga Southside in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on April 29.
The 64-room hotel will be in the city’s entertainment district near Main Terrain Art Park, Chattanooga Market, Warehouse Row shopping mall, The Coker Museum and the Chattanooga Convention Center. It follows the same boutique style as VHG’s first Kinley, the Kinley Cincinnati Downtown in Cincinnati, Ohio, which opened in October.
The Kinley brand’s name is derived from the word kinship.
“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, VHG president and CEO. “Kinley Hotels offer a true hospitality atmosphere where all are welcome, celebrated and encouraged to create memorable and meaningful experiences, within the hotel and while exploring this captivating city and the Southside neighborhood.”
Kinley Chattanooga Southside’s common spaces will feature local art and a coffee bar, The Exchange, featuring specialty coffee drinks and local artisan baked goods. The hotel’s “uncheck-in” desk will allow guests to access their room with minimum contact. Its Company bar is named after an 1880’s speakeasy.
“Kinley Chattanooga Southside is designed to be the living room of the neighborhood, fostering sincere relationships between guests and the surrounding neighborhood and city,” said Michael DiMaria, the hotel’s general manager. “Our centralized location coupled with the hotel’s southern charm and design features will empower guests to explore their sense of adventure and discover Chattanooga’s outdoors and indoors.”
Another boutique project, The Grady Hotel, is planned for Louisville, Kentucky.