New Downtown Knoxville hotel breaks ground

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Rain didn’t put a damper on the excitement surrounding a new downtown hotel in Knoxville.

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero, developers and city leaders broke ground on a nine-story hotel that will sit between Church Avenue and Gay Street. The dual-branded hotel will be run by Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn Remarks.

Developers said they hope to have the project completed by Fall 2018. The hotel will offer three-story garage below the hotel, 243 rooms and rooftop bar. It is estimated to cost more than $40 million to build.

“The project will only enhance our efforts to bring convention and leisure to Knoxville,” said Sarah Rown, Visit Knoxville senior director of sales, about the new hotel.

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