New Luxury Hotel, Restaurant Coming Soon to Downtown Gatlinburg

the Embassy Suites by Hilton Gatlinburg Resort downtown

Embassy Suites by Hilton Gatlinburg Resort will open mid-March 2024 (render courtesy of Hilton)

A new luxury hotel and restaurant are coming to downtown Gatlinburg in March 2024

Hospitality Solutions and Hilton announced recently that they will start welcoming guests to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Gatlinburg Resort, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, on March 15, 2024. 

Embassy Suites by Hilton is opening on March 15, 2024 in Gatlinburg. It will sit at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It will serve as a gateway to the nation’s most popular national park. The new resort will open with new dining opportunities, including a restaurant called Roaring Fork and also a water park with indoor and outdoor pools, a hot tub, a lazy river and outdoor games. 

the embassy suites in downtown gatlinburg render
The new resort is located at 604 Airport Road in Gatlinburg just a few blocks from the Space Needle (render courtesy of Hilton)

Where will the new hotel be? 

The new resort is located at 604 Airport Road in Gatlinburg. The Embassy Suites sits at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains. Officials say it will be a retreat for travelers to the country’s most-visited national park. 

This upscale property will offer 164 all-suite rooms. Included are two-room suites and studio suites with panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountains. The neighboring partner hotel, Hampton Inn Gatlinburg Historic Nature Trail, is connected by walkways. Therefore, the campus can accommodate large meetings and conferences.  

Firefly cove
Firefly Cove features a massive outdoor pool, lazy river and waterslide (render courtesy of Hilton)

Resort amenities and unique features

During the day, guests can enjoy drinks and light bites at Firefly Cove, the resort’s expansive water park. It features both indoor and outdoor pools, a relaxing lazy river, a water slide, a creekside hot tub, outdoor fire pits and an activity lawn with outdoor games and seating.  

To help guests take advantage of the area’s myriad outdoor opportunities, Embassy Suites by Hilton Gatlinburg Resort will feature the Guide Room. The Room is a unique amenity that allows guests to curate their adventures in partnership with local outfitter Smoky Mountain Guides.  

The Guide Room will enable local travelers to explore countless off-the-beaten-path adventures. Guests will learn more about the national park’s hundreds of miles of hiking trails, wading creeks and rivers for fly fishing excursions. Visitors can also get information about driving through rugged forests on an auto tour or rafting down local whitewater rivers. 

Experts with the Guide Room also provide onsite activities for guests. Included will be children’s exploration classes in the property’s three mountain streams and fly-tying happy hours for anglers. The Guide Room will also inform guests of all the local attractions they can experience while in Gatlinburg.  

a walkway with tables at the embassy suites in gatlinburg (render)
The new hotel will also feature an upscale restaurant, The Roaring Fork, and a coffee shop (render courtesy of Hilton)

The Roaring Fork restaurant

Of course, you can’t have a new upscale resort without cuisine. The resort’s signature restaurant is called the Roaring Fork. It’s cleverly named after one of the national park’s most popular Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. The restaurant will offer an elevated experience with made-to-order breakfast and complimentary snacks and beverages at the daily Evening Reception. 

Just inside, the Sugarlands Coffee and Cream shop offers the ideal place for gathering. The menu features coffee and tea, sweet treats, and an assortment of locally sourced retail offerings, including the renowned Greenbrier Bee Company honey.  

“Embassy Suites by Hilton Gatlinburg Resort introduces a modern resort-style hotel concept unlike any other property in the area and we are thrilled to bring this new experience to business and leisure travelers alike visiting the region,” said Logan Coykendall, president and CEO, of Hospitality Solutions. 

And of course, since it’s a Hilton brand, Embassy Suites by Hilton Gatlinburg Resort will participate in Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s distinct hotel brands. 

Reservation information 

Embassy Suites by Hilton Gatlinburg Resort will be located at 604 Airport Road in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. For more information or to make a reservation, visit The hotel is currently accepting reservations and requests for meetings and special events. 

“We are thrilled to welcome the Embassy Suites by Hilton Gatlinburg Resort to the community. Promising an upscale touch and exemplary standards, the newest addition to Hospitality Solutions is sure to provide an excellent experience for those seeking their home away from home in Gatlinburg,” said Chad Netherland, president and CEO of Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.  

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