CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (May 14, 2014) – The Chattanoogan hotel, a Benchmark Hotel®, the only AAA Four Diamond-rated full-service property in Chattanooga and the sole IACC-certified hotel in the state of Tennessee, is one of only five properties in the South to be recognized by the editors of ConventionSouth magazine for its commitment to community service. The Chattanoogan is being honored with a C.A.R.E.S. Award—Community Action Recognition for Event Services—an elite honor bestowed upon event services professionals and teams who strive to better their local community by volunteering, fundraising, donating, communicating awareness, and providing affordable event spaces and services to non-profit organizations.
“ConventionSouth magazine is honored to recognize The Chattanoogan with a 2014 C.A.R.E.S. award for the conference facility category,” said ConventionSouth Associate Publisher and Editor Marlane Bundock. “The staff members of The Chattanoogan are truly dedicated to providing assistance to non-profit organizations and their overall community—making Chattanooga a better place to live, work and meet. From their staff members who volunteer within local schools to opening up their ballroom to host a prom for those with special needs, the heart-warming acts of the team at The Chattanoogan are glorious examples of the giving spirit of the meetings and hospitality industries.”
The Chattanoogan and the four other recipients will be recognized in the June Issue of ConventionSouth magazine. ConventionSouth is also highlighting The Chattanoogan in the same issue as one of “50 Elite Conference Centers in the South” for offering top-of-the-line amenities and services. ConventionSouth is a national multimedia resource for planing events held in the South, is based in Gulf Shores, Ala., and is circulated to more than 18,000 meeting professionals across the country.
The Chattanoogan presents an ideal learning environment for groups of 5 to 500. The upscale hotel features a newly renovated high-tech 25,000 square-foot conference center with comprehensive meeting planning and audiovisual support services. The Chattanoogan has 20 dedicated meeting rooms with five general session rooms accommodating 25 to 100 guests; a 16-seat circular board room with a flat data screen; 12 break-out rooms; a 7,500 square-foot ballroom; and an amphitheater with seating for 85. Continuous refreshment islands allow conference guests to enjoy tremendous variety throughout their meetings, while allowing for the freedom to change the meeting schedule at any time. All meeting rooms and guest rooms at The Chattanoogan offer complete networking capabilities and high-speed wireless.
For more information about The Chattanoogan or reservations, please call (423) 756-3400 or visit The Chattanoogan's Website at www.chattanooganhotel.com.
About The Chattanoogan
The Chattanoogan, Chattanooga’s only full-service AAA Four Diamond hotel, has 199 upscale guest rooms and suites, three outstanding dining establishments, a rejuvenating day spa and a 25,000 square-foot conference center. 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.
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