By Elaine Owen, Editor —
A new hotel in Blue Ridge promises to offer the area’s first mountain view as seen from a rooftop bar.
Hampton Inn by Hilton has broken ground in Blue Ridge, Chattanooga- based Vision Hospitality Group Inc. and Blue Ridge Hotel LLC announced Thursday (Feb. 13). The hotel is scheduled to open this summer with the rooftop bar and 1,200 square feet of meeting space.
Situated at 30 West Main St. in downtown Blue Ridge, Hampton Inn will come with all the expected features in modern lodging: free WiFi, a 24-hour business center, fitness center and outdoor patio. The hotel will include 109 rooms, and its location offers close access to the city’s drinking and dining options. Businesses such as Harvest on Main and C Bolt’s restaurants, Das Kaffee Haus and Blue Ridge Brewery are within a few blocks of the building’s address.
“Hampton Inn by Hilton Blue Ridge will be a great addition to Blue Ridge,” Mitch Patel, president and chief executive officer of Vision Hospitality Group, said in a statement. “The hotel introduces the area’s first rooftop bar and will be the only hotel with walkable access to all the restaurants, galleries and shops that make Blue Ridge such a popular destination. We are excited to join this wonderful community with one of the most desirable brands in the hospitality industry.”