The new 90-room, luxury boutique hotel The Edwin, Autograph Collection has officially opened its doors in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Developed by Vision Hospitality Group, the hotel’s name comes from Edwin Thatcher who, in 1890, led the development of the Walnut Street Bridge, which is located right next to the hotel.
Created by local architecture firm PV Designs, Inc. (now Tinker Ma), with interiors by Chicago-based The Gettys Group Inc., the property’s aesthetic is inspired by Chattanooga’s present and future. Interiors reflect Southern design values that balance warm, accents with a patina and a more contemporary overall feel. Vintage décor anchors rooms, with bold fabrics, mid-century lighting fixtures and sculptures laden throughout. Many of the materials used in guestrooms are sourced locally, such as custom MurMaid mattresses from Cleveland, Tennessee. Local artwork is also a major part of the hotel’s appeal, featuring more than 75 pieces commissioned from 65 artists based in and around Chattanooga.
Several food and beverage outlets are included on-property. Whitebird and Whiskey Thief are led by executive chef Kevin Korman. Whitebird is named after the Chattanooga founder John Ross’s Cherokee designation, “Mysterious Little Whitebird,” and the Appalachian-inspired eatery is open for all three meals. Whiskey Thief is the hotel’s rooftop bar, and it will also serve bar snacks and small plates. In the lobby, Provisions will serve locally sourced food and coffee.
Photo: Courtesy of Vision Hospitality Group