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Sarah Yarnell Named Catering Sales Manager at the Chattanoogan Hotel


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (June 26, 2013) -- The Chattanoogan, Chattanooga’s only AAA Four Diamond-rated full-service hotel, has hired Chattanooga native Sarah Yarnell as the hotel’s new catering sales manager; she will specialize in weddings and social events.  Ms. Yarnell is responsible for coordinating and managing weddings and all social events at the upscale hotel.


Yarnell has worked for the past two years as the special events coordinator at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga.  In that role, she worked directly with clients planning and executing weddings and special events; managed and coordinated facility rentals, public programs and donor programs; and developed and maintained budget and revenue goals for special events. 


Before joining the Hunter Museum, she was a lead event coordinator at Soirées, a full-service event design and planning firm in Chattanooga.  She organized and executed special events and provided marketing services for the company. 


Ms. Yarnell received her B.S. in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management from the University of South Carolina. 


The Chattanoogan is one of the area’s most popular sites for local and out-of-town guests to hold their weddings, receptions and special events.  The upscale hotel offers the ideal space for weddings and events of all sizes and budgets, including the beautiful grand ballroom, the largest in Chattanooga; private banquet rooms; a cozy outdoor fire pit; stunning outdoor terrace overlooking the courtyard; and semi-private and private dining space in the award-winning Broad Street Grille restaurant. 


The Chattanoogan, a 210,000 square-foot five-story upscale hotel with 199 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, also has three outstanding dining establishments, a 25,000 square-foot conference center with comprehensive meeting planning and audiovisual support services and a spa with four treatment rooms, 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. 


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