Knoxville welcomes new luxury hotel

KNOXVILLE – With a champagne toast, Nick Cazana, Commercial & Investment Properties president, has formally announced the redevelopment of the former state office building at 531 Henley St. as The Tennessean Personal Luxury Hotel and Residences. The facility is scheduled to open in 2017.

2016-04-07 The Tennessean toast

Located in downtown Knoxville, The Tennessean is close to shopping and dining spots of Market Square, the city’s art and theater districts, World’s Fair Park and the University of Tennessee. Pictured from left: Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett; Nick Cazana; Kim Bumpas, Visit Knoxville president; and Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero. Photo submitted.

The City of Knoxville recently completed a covered walkway from the property to the Knoxville Convention Center and renovated the pedestrian bridge over Henley Street.

“The development of The Tennessean continues the renaissance along the city’s largest downtown green space at World’s Fair Park,” Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero said. “It also is an important connector between downtown, Fort Sanders and the University of Tennessee campus.”