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The Chattanoogan Hotel Renovates its Meeting Space


CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (March 6, 2013) – The Chattanoogan hotel, Chattanooga’s only AAA Four Diamond-rated full-service hotel and the only IACC-certified hotel in the state of Tennessee, is finalizing renovations to its 25,000 square-foot conference facilities.  The refurbishment includes new carpet and wallcoverings; the addition of a stunning new glass tile entry wall; recovering of acoustical wall panels; replacing upholstered seating; updating the refreshment island; enhancing the corridor lighting; and transforming the area which housed traditional phone booths into a new contemporary cyber café with charging stations and seating.


All of The Chattanoogan’s high-tech meeting rooms are being reenergized with the new modern designs and upgraded with custom enhancements. A variety of new carpet patterns in beautiful shades of blue, brown, gold and red refresh the meeting space. The integration of warm and cool colors that are used reflects the dynamic architecture of the hotel. Some of the custom carpet patterns replicate scenes from Chattanooga, including topography of rolling hills and flowing patterns resembling the Tennessee River.


The new wall coverings are in soft, subtle shades of neutrals and grays with a variety of understated patters and designs. Cream colored large-scale leafy patterns and botanicals mix beautifully with the eclectic artwork displayed in the meeting space.


            One of the most striking areas of the renovation is the new glass tile entry wall. Made of small, rectangular mosaic tiles in metallic gray and silver, the iridescenthues shimmer like water and appear as if water is flowing down the wall.


The Chattanoogan’s Refreshment Island, which gives meeting guests the opportunity to enjoy tremendous variety throughout their meetings, was also updated with quartz colored creams, browns and golds and new serving areas.


The Chattanoogan’s 25,000 square-foot conference center features a high-tech learning environment with comprehensive meeting planning and audiovisual support services. All of The Chattanoogan’s 20 meeting rooms, including the 16-seat circular boardroom and amphitheater with seating for 85, offer complete networking capabilities and high-speed wireless.


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


In addition to its high-tech meeting space, The Chattanoogan has 199 guest rooms and suites, three outstanding restaurants, a pampering day spa with four treatment rooms, steam room, sauna, fitness center, indoor pool, whirlpool and patio overlooking the hotel’s courtyard. The upscale 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.


Artech Design Group, a full-service architectural and interior design services company, oversaw all interior design work for the renovations. The Chattanooga-based business was established in 1985 and employs a professional staff including registered architects and interior designers from diverse backgrounds.   The company has completed projects in more than 40 states across the U.S.


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


Angela Southard Winther
Winther Communications Inc.
(843) 881-4824
(803) 753-0188