By Alex Shelton
Hospitality Solutions, Inc., a Gatlinburg based hotel development and management company, is raising the stakes in the Sevier County lodging industry again with the construction of a Courtyard by Marriott®. Hospitality Solutions joined with M. Gibson Hotels Group in developing the new hotel. Located in downtown Gatlinburg near the Convention Center, the hotel is scheduled to open in July 2015 with over 130 rooms. The $17 million project is being built by Sevierville-based D & S Builders, a firm who has completed numerous hotels, commercial properties and financial institutions throughout Tennessee and the Southeast.
The design teams of Trotter & Associates and D & S Builders have assembled a modern hotel with a few customized mountain elements in order to connect travelers to the uniqueness of Gatlinburg. The latest room design offers hybrid zones for working, sleeping, relaxing and getting ready. Indirect lighting and a neutral, tone-on-tone color palette makes for a soothing and calm environment. The property will feature a spacious outside courtyard area with fire pits and ample space for outdoor gathering. There will be an extra-large outdoor hot tub area to compliment the indoor pool.
“We feel this property will offer the perfect accommodations for both those traveling to Gatlinburg for conventions and those traveling to the area for the downtown Gatlinburg fun, the National Park and the rest that Sevier County has to offer.” says Davy Thomas, Partner & Chief Operating Officer, Hospitality Solutions, Inc.
The lobby features The Bistro – Eat. Drink. Connect®, offering easy access to food andhigh quality, healthy menu options for breakfast and light evening fare, including snacks, cocktails, wine and beer for guest convenience. With the property’s proximity to Gatlinburg Convention Center, the hotel will provide upscale lodging options for convention groups, featuring 2,500 square feet of meeting space, catering capabilities and state of the art visual and audio equipment.
“There is much positive growth, redevelopment and improvement happening in Gatlinburg and throughout Sevier County,” said Hospitality Solutions CEO, Logan Coykendall. “Rocky Top Sports World has generated new demand for Gatlinburg visitation and, as always, Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been our foundation with over 10 million visitors in 2014.”
To book a room for the Courtyard by Marriott at 315 Historic Nature Trail/Airport Road, visit www.marriott.com/gtlcy or call 1-800-321-2211.