Hilton Knoxville, Tennessee

This past weekend the husband and I picked up and headed south to Knoxville, Tennessee. The weather was incredible, a lovely 18 degrees, and we managed to squeeze a lot into a short amount of time.
When we started looking for a hotel we knew we wanted to be able to walk to Gay Street and Market Square (centrally located) and my usual requirement of being active on social media. It's important to me as I like to get insider tips on the area and it's a great way to ask the hotel questions! It didn't take long for us to decide to stay with the Hilton Knoxville.

I just loved the lobby of the hotel. The d├ęcor is bright, modern and there is so much to do! There is a bank of computers for your use, a few restaurants and even a full service Starbucks! I almost jumped for joy when I saw the Starbucks (I'm obsessed with Flat White). On Saturday night we were at the Tennessee Theatre and we returned to the hotel around midnight. The lounge, The Orange Martini, was alive with people and drinks everywhere. It was the place to be on a Saturday night! They have a great selection of drinks and delicious bar food on the menu.  

The lobby was a great spot to sit in comfortable chairs and watch one of 2 TV's. Throughout the weekend I noticed people sitting here and catching up with friends and colleagues, there seemed to be a few different conferences going on in Knoxville. The lobby was always bustling with activity no matter the time of day. There was just as much activity in the morning as there was at night.

We stayed in a Guest Room with King sized Serenity Bed. The room was the perfect size for a weekend getaway with lots of room to relax and more than enough room for all my luggage. Free Wifi is a lifesaver for us visiting Canadians and the in room coffeemaker was stocked with Coffee Bean! I fell in love with Coffee Bean while visiting the west coast a few years ago. The bed was comfortable and the bedding was perfect, like sleeping on a cloud. We had a very pretty view of Church Street and the Knox County Public Library. It felt so nice to see blooming trees and flowers since we are still dealing with below zero temperatures in Ontario.

We walked to the World's Fair Park and went to the top of the Sunsphere were we saw our hotel! You can see it is the first tall building right behind the UT Conference Center, talk about the perfect location!

Many thanks to the incredible staff at the Hilton Knoxville for making our stay so enjoyable, including the social media team who gave me many recommendations over twitter and to Fran for helping us with our reservation. We can't wait to come back and stay with y'all again!