SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

May 14, 2014 15:53 ET

Community Gathers to Celebrate Downtown Chattanooga Hotel's Second Birthday

From Door Prizes to Drink Specials, the SpringHill Suites Chattanooga Downtown/Cameron Harbor Knows How to Mark Its Anniversary

CHATTANOOGA, TN--(Marketwired - May 14, 2014) - While some people celebrate birthdays with cake and pony rides, the SpringHill Suites Chattanooga Downtown/Cameron Harbor takes a more sophisticated approach. In honor of its two years of hospitality, the hotel is combining its exciting ArtNight with prizes, a silent auction and plenty to eat and drink, all of which has guests and locals alike marking their calendars for the festivities on May 15, 2014.

In the two years since this property joined the ranks of hotels in downtown Chattanooga, it has carved out a niche all its own. Travelers arrive to find a strong sense of community, along with some of the most stylish and comfortable hotel suites in Chattanooga, all at affordable rates. And these very principles are guiding the hotel's anniversary celebrations.

When guests, local residents and business leaders arrive between 5 and 7 p.m., they'll be greeted by a dynamic duo of exciting events. The hotel's ArtNight will be in effect -- an event in which the lobby becomes a symphony quintet on the stone patio and a silent action in the Tennessee River Room -- as will the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce's monthly "Business After Hours" event.

These two gatherings are guaranteed to generate some buzz on their own, but they're just the beginning. Heavy hors d'oeuvres provided by the hotel's preferred caterers, Moss' Place Catering and Romaine On the Go, will complement the drink specials, while the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera String Quartet will create a festive vibe with live music. And winners of the door prizes and silent auction items can commemorate the moment by visiting the photo booth, which will be provided compliments of the Chattanooga Photo Booth Company.

Those joining in the fun will also appreciate that 25 percent of all bar sales at Waterside Lounge will benefit Mark Making, a local nonprofit organization that works with underprivileged youth and the community to create public art installations.

"All forms of art, but especially the visual arts, are incredibly important to the SpringHill Suites by Marriott brand of hotels," explains Director of Sales Justin Strickland. "Over the last two years, we've been able to raise thousands of dollars to benefit local visual-arts initiatives, which is why we're thrilled to have Mark Making as our featured nonprofit for ArtNight."

Philanthropy, however, is just one way this property distinguishes itself among hotels near Lookout Mountain. It is also one of Chattanooga's green hotels, with awards recognizing its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.

Between its gracious hospitality, artistic notions and environmental responsibility, it's no wonder the hotel wants to go all out on its anniversary. That it's doing so via a free event with art, prizes and a feel-good partnership with Mark Making suggests this will be the first of many such parties in the years to come.

About the SpringHill Suites Chattanooga Downtown/Cameron Harbor
Overlooking the serene Tennessee River, the SpringHill Suites Chattanooga Downtown/Cameron Harbor extends a warm welcome to business and leisure travelers. Its stylish suites embrace a modern sensibility with free, high-speed Internet access; microwaves and mini-refrigerators; and large desks with ergonomic chairs. The hotel's complimentary daily hot breakfast gives guests the energy they need, whether it's to explore area attractions like the Tennessee Aquarium, or to work within one of the four meeting rooms. Other amenities, meanwhile, like the Waterside Bar, the indoor pool and the fitness center offer travelers every opportunity to relax and enjoy themselves while they're on the road.

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