McLEAN, Va.—Embassy Suites Hotels announced the “topping out” of Embassy Suites Knoxville West, signifying that the project has reached its maximum height and the structural framework is complete. Owned and managed by Kana Hotel Group, the 140-suite, six-story Design Option III hotel is being built near the Turkey Creek and Cedar Bluff areas of Knoxville, Tennessee. Embassy Suites Knoxville West will be the Knoxville area’s first full-service hotel to open in twenty-five years. Construction began in May, and the hotel is scheduled to open in April 2013. Embassy Suites’ recently appointed global head John Rogers will be in attendance at a celebration hosted by the hotel this afternoon to commemorate the milestone.
“We’re pleased to partner with Kana Hotel Group on bringing Embassy Suites to Knoxville as its flagship property and excited to see the project reach this mark in its construction,” said John Rogers, global head of Embassy Suites Hotels, in an announcement. “We’re looking forward to when the hotel opens its doors next year and joins the growing portfolio of Embassy Suites hotels across the country.”
In conjunction with the topping out announcement, Embassy Suites Knoxville West and Kana Hotel Group revealed the appointment of the hotel’s general manager, Andy Hodges, and director of sales, Kris Reagan.
Embassy Suites Knoxville West is being constructed in the brand’s Design Option III style. The design features a variety of side-by-side suites, shotgun suites, and one-room suites in addition to a contemporary atrium area. The design decreases the amount of land needed and creates efficiencies for both construction and operational costs.
Embassy Suites Knoxville West will also feature free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning, a two-hour Complimentary Evening Reception and two-room suites with a separate living area, private bedroom, two flat-screen high-definition televisions and wet bar fitted with a microwave, mini-fridge and coffee maker. The hotel will also house over 9,000 square feet of meeting space and offer complimentary fitness and business centers. Embassy Suites Knoxville West is expected to employ approximately 60 team members upon completion.