CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — The Chattanoogan hotel, a Benchmark Hotel and the only AAA Four Diamond-rated full-service property in Chattanooga, has upgraded its enhancements for groups holding meetings at the hotel.
The Chattanoogan is now offering new interactive team-building culinary events based on some of the most popular television cooking shows, private themed dining events at the hotel or at the Tennessee Aquarium, multiple dinner options at some of Chattanooga’s best restaurants and themed parties designed by one of the top destination management companies in the Southeast.
“The Chattanoogan was excellent and very accommodating to our group and the way we conduct our meetings,” said Warren Perez, district business manager for Pfizer. “The ChattaVegas event was great. The food was top-notch and the staff, especially the dealers and bartender, were extremely hospitable.”
Award-winning LEO Events is now overseeing themed events, such as ChattaVegas, for the Chattanoogan. One of many options offered, ChattaVegas takes guests back to the days of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin’s Vegas, without their ever leaving the comfort of the Chattanoogan. The event includes casino tables with dealers, decor, lighting, prizes, a jazz trio, a delicious Vegas Dinner prepared by the culinary team at the Chattanoogan, event coordination, management, labor and setup. Other specialty offerings are Movie Night, Gatsby Night Themed Dinner and Good Ole Tennessee Party. LEO Events’ fee is separate from the price of the meeting at the Chattanoogan, but the themed dinner is included in the hotel’s Benchmark Conference Plan.
New team-building events at the Chattanoogan include the Chopped Dinner Challenge, where participants compete in the ultimate food challenge creating two dishes from a variety of ingredients; the Great Burger Challenge; the Ultimate Pizza Challenge; and the Ultimate Chili Cook-Off. The events are designed to promote teamwork, strengthen camaraderie and enhance communication in a fun and fast-paced environment.
The Chattanoogan has also improved its already popular Dine Around and is now including the option to enjoy dinner at some of the city’s top restaurants, such as Alleia, the Public House and the Meeting Place, at no additional cost. In addition, meeting participants can dine at one of Chattanooga’s most popular attractions, the Tennessee Aquarium, with no added fees. Guests who would prefer to have dinner at the Chattanoogan now have enhanced dining menus from which to select with offerings ranging from upgraded entree and dessert selections to a Backyard Barbecue.
“The Dine Around was a great option to break away from the hotel after two days of meetings and allow us to stay within our conference packaging,” said Butch Agsalud, district business manager for Pfizer. “This was a highly convenient and effective feature for our group.”
The Benchmark Conference Plan is a one-price-per-person package tailored to individual group requests. It includes overnight accommodations, three meals daily, a high-tech meeting space, continuous refreshment service, audiovisual equipment, a conference planning manager, valet parking, health club use, service charges and hotel amenities.