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THE TENNESSEAN Hotel becomes East Tennessee's first AAA Four Diamond Hotel

KNOXVILLE - East Tennessee’s first personal luxury hotel, THE TENNESSEAN, has been named a AAA Four Diamond Hotel, making it the first in the area.

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The Tennessean Hotel is a luxury hotel located in downtown Knoxville. Image courtesy of The Tennessean Hotel.

“THE TENNESSEAN Hotel opened its door in April 2017. The hotel features 82 guest rooms, 12 luxury residences, and a fully-equipped boardroom. It provides pampering amenities such as tailored concierge services, a staff that collectively speaks nine different languages and an on-site Sommelier Level 2 available to guests. It is also home to the Governor's Suite, a 1,600-square-ft space with a baby grand piano, dining room, butler's pantry and nearly 360-degree views of the city.

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The Tennessean Hotel features a fully-equipped boardroom. Knoxville. Image courtesy of The Tennessean Hotel.

Situated near the banks of the Tennessee river, guests of the hotel can enjoy all that Knoxville has to offer including a diverse arts, theatre and culinary scene, several historical sights, and a variety of outdoor recreational activities. THE TENNESSEAN Hotel is less than an hour's drive to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

“This recognition speaks volumes to the level of service and attention to detail that we have worked to integrate into the hotel, combining southern hospitality with personal luxury,” said Nicholas G. Cazana, Inn Keeper of the hotel. “Being a Knoxville native, it was important to me that we infuse the spirit of Tennessee throughout the hotel with odes to the state in the design and architecture, all the way down to the locally-sourced furniture.”

The AAA Four Diamond Award is among the most well-known and respected distinctions in the global travel industry and looks at factors like the overall quality, range of facilities and level of services offered by the property. To be considered for this designation, hotels must pass an unannounced, on-site evaluation where the AAA inspector reviews an extensive list of attributes to determine the appropriate rating level.

For more information on the AAA Four Diamond Award recognition, please visit To check reservations or find out more information on the hotel, please visit

Published January 26, 2018

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