Combining that famed warm Southern conviviality with an abundance of colourful glitz and glamour, The Dwell Hotel—located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, Tennessee—is a 16 room property that brings together comfort and functionality with gorgeous design and sophisticated hospitality.
The brick and limestone building has been home to various hotels since 1909, but this corner of the city has a more storied past; this part of East 10th street the site of Fort James, a large stone fort protecting Chattanoogans during the Civil War. Today, under the ownership of Seija Ojanpera, locals and travellers mingle in the hotel’s communal spaces or in the restaurant and cocktail bar to share tales of life; past, present and future.
The stylish guest rooms feature vintage furnishings sourced from around the globe, mid-century modern touches, and all the colour and flair you’d expect from an authentic design hotel. Here, the reimagined retro spaces are charming and photogenic; oozing luxury with plush bathrobes, soaking tubs and locally roasted coffee offered as standard at The Dwell.
Craft cocktails and small bites are served at voguish Matilda Midnight, the hotel’s relaxed bar that continues the retro styling theme. With exposed brick walls, an eclectic selection of seating and a sprinkling of greenery, settle in for night with good food, drinks and company; the space—as with the rest of the hotel—as popular with locals as it is the hotel’s guests.
From graphic wallpaper to bold artwork, vintage furniture to retro chic, The Dwell is the quintessence of ’boutique’, a warm and friendly destination with attentive service and energetic aesthetic.