Renovations beginning at Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel
Cars from the historic Chattanooga Choo Choo are being removed as part of restoration efforts at the historic site. The restoration effort is being led by former Chattanooga Mayor Jon Kinsey and will see eight of the historic train cars relocated adjacent to the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel and nine among the Glen Miller Gardens. The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum (TVRM) is also supervising the project. Six cars are already located at TVRM. Following the completion of the renovations, Trestle – who owns the property – will undertake a renovation of the entire hotel property. Once completed, the hotel will feature 127 rooms, including 25 Pullman train car rooms, and a new food and beverage program featuring local restaurateurs. The hotel will also see the inclusion of a 150-capacity ballroom with a dedicated courtyard and a new outdoor alpine pool with open air lounge and fire pit. Completion for the project is targeted by mid-2023.