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THE TENNESSEAN Hotel earns Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 Readers’ Choice Award as No. 25 hotel In the South

October 9, 2018

Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards with THE TENNESSEAN Personal Luxury Hotel Hotel ranking 25th among hotels in the South.

“To be named one of the top hotels in the South is truly an honor,” said Nicholas G. Cazana, innkeeper of the hotel. “We strive to combine Southern hospitality with personal luxury, and this reader recognition affirms our ability to bring those qualities to life.”

Nearly half a million Condé Nast Traveler readers submitted a record-breaking number of responses rating their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how people travel.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.”

To celebrate this distinguished honor, THE TENNESSEAN Hotel is hosting a “Night of Luxury” contest, where one lucky winner will enjoy a free one-night stay in the hotel’s premier Governor’s Suite. Crafted to embody the charm and beauty of the South, the 1,600-square-foot suite features a baby grand piano; nearly 360-degree scenic views of Knoxville; plush, Tennessee-inspired furnishings and extravagant amenities including butler service. Submissions will be accepted online from Oct. 10 through midnight on Nov. 10 at

Opening its doors in April 2017, THE TENNESSEAN – which boasts 82 guest rooms and 12 luxury residences – provides opulent amenities such as tailored concierge services, an experienced staff who collectively speak nine languages, as well as delicious small plates and specially crafted cocktails available in the chic Drawing Room.

Situated near the banks of the Tennessee River, guests at THE TENNESSEAN can enjoy all that Knoxville has to offer including a variety of historic landmarks, outdoor recreational activities and a vibrant arts, theater and culinary scene. Less than an hour drive from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville also is home to The University of Tennessee.

The 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards are published exclusively on Condé Nast Traveler’s website at and celebrated in the November issue on newsstands nationwide on Oct. 16.

About THE TENNESSEAN Personal Luxury Hotel and Residences

THE TENNESSEAN Personal Luxury Hotel and Residences is a luxurious urban retreat with a staff dedicated to exceeding expectations; dramatic city, mountain and park views; and an atmosphere perfectly blending Southern hospitality and contemporary flair. THE TENNESSEAN comprises a AAA Four Diamond-rated, 82-room and suite hotel and 12 upper-bracket residences. Its elegant Drawing Room lounge offers fine spirits, handcrafted cocktails and fresh, seasonal small plates and sweet bites. The hotel was named No. 1 on Southern Living’s The South’s Best Hotels 2018 list.

For more information or to make reservations, visit or call 865-232-1800.

About Condé Nast Traveler

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