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New Downtown Knoxville Marriott Opens




A new dual-property Courtyard and Residence Inn by Marriott recently opened in downtown Knoxville.

The nine-story hotel located at 210 W. Church Ave. boasts 152 Courtyard guestrooms and 80 Residence Inn suites with one common lobby and reception area. The Residence Inn suites have fully equipped kitchens and dining areas.

Dining, bar and meeting space options are open to the public as well as overnight guests. A second-floor terrace, named “Above Church,” features a fire pit, grills and outdoor seating with umbrellas. The Bistro restaurant and bar is located on the main floor of the hotel and serves breakfast, dinner and lighter fare along with signature cocktails. It also serves a selection of Starbucks beverages 24 hours a day, including a hotel-exclusive “Bistro Signature” latte made with Starbucks Espresso, honey and steamed almond milk.

Just east of Gay Street on Church Avenue, the hotel is within walking distance to restaurants, shopping and event venues, including Market Square, Tennessee Theatre, Bijou Theatre and more. It was built on the former site of the Knoxville News Sentinel before the newspaper moved to its current location in 2003. The old location was demolished in 2004, and the lot has been vacant until now, with the Marriott property filling a prominent gap in the downtown landscape.

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