KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Knoxville's newest hotel is open to guests.
The 9-story Marriott Hotel on Church Avenue is now booking guests. It's two separate hotels under one roof, both a Courtyard Marriott and a Residence Inn.
The space adds more than 200 rooms for busy weekends.
"Downtown is so vibrant now, because of the theatre district, the restaurants, the things to do, the dog park, Residence Inn takes pets, so you can come downtown, stay for the weekend, bring your pet, go to the dog park and go to festivities. We're excited to be part of it," General Manager Mike Sellge said.
The location caters to a range of guests, whether you're staying for just a night -- or a few months.
A terrace called “Above Church,” The Bistro restaurant and bar, which serves a selection of Starbucks beverages 24 hours a day, including a hotel-exclusive “Bistro Signature” latte, are open to the public.
The hotel also has meeting space for up to 50 people available for rental.
Hotel representatives and city leaders gathered Thursday, May 16 for an official ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening.