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 CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 24, 2011) – Benchmark Hospitality International’s The Chattanoogan has been awarded the esteemed AAA Four Diamond Rating for the fourth time. The Chattanoogan is the only full-service hotel in Chattanooga to receive the designation, and one of only 16 in the state to receive the honor. Lodgings at the Four Diamond Rating offer an extensive array of amenities combined with a high degree of hospitality, service, and attention to detail.

“We are extremely honored to receive the valued AAA Four Diamond Rating again,” said Tom Cupo, General Manager of The Chattanoogan. “At The Chattanoogan, we are committed to providing excellent hospitality and a memorable experience that exceeds guest expectations. The Four Diamond Rating acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our wonderful team of professionals.”

“Four Diamond establishments consistently deliver attentive service and notable offerings in high-quality, comfortable surroundings,” said Michael Petrone, AAA Director of Tourism Information Development. “To achieve and maintain exceptional standards on a daily basis is a commendable achievement. AAA is pleased to recognize The Chattanoogan as an outstanding member of the hospitality industry.”

The Chattanoogan is part of a select group within the hospitality industry. In 2011, only 3.6 percent of the more than 59,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated lodgings and restaurants across the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean received the designation.

The AAA Four Diamond-rated The Chattanoogan, a 210,000 square-foot five-story upscale hotel with 199 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, has three outstanding restaurants, a 25,000 square-foot conference center with comprehensive meeting planning and audiovisual support services, and a spa with four treatment rooms, a steam room, sauna, fitness center, indoor pool, whirlpool, and patio overlooking the hotel’s courtyard.

The property is conveniently located within a two-hour drive from Atlanta; Nashville, Tenn.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Huntsville, Ala.; and Birmingham, Ala. It is within walking distance of the city’s museums, galleries, retail stores, restaurants and The Tennessee Aquarium.

For more information or reservations, call (423) 756-3400, toll free (877) 756-1684 or visit The Chattanoogan’s Website at

The Chattanoogan is operated by Benchmark Hospitality International, a leader in the management and marketing of resorts, conference centers, hotels, and Personal Luxury Hotels®. The independent company, launched in 1980, is a founding member of the International Association of Conference Centers. Benchmark Hospitality is a worldwide organization operating properties in major metropolitan and resort destinations. Benchmark's international headquarters is located in The Woodlands, Texas, near Houston. The company’s northeast regional office is in New Jersey, with international offices in Tokyo, Japan, and Santiago, Chile. For the location of Benchmark’s properties and additional information, visit

The assignment of a rating of One to Five Diamonds marks the completion of a successful annual evaluation. All properties must first meet AAA’s rigorous requirements to become AAA Approved® establishments. More information about AAA Diamond Ratings and the complete Four and Five Diamond Award winners lists are accessible at



Angela Southard Winther
Winther Communications Inc.
(843) 881-4824
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