Cumberland House Knoxville, Tapestry Collection by Hilton

  • Prize
    Winner in Interior Design Renovation
  • Company/Firm
  • Lead Designer
    Erin Brunner Newhouse, MFA
  • Other Designer(s)
    Terri Callaway, AIA, RID, LEED AP, Michael Harper, AIA, Stephanie Burcham, RA, LEED GA
  • Photo Credit
    Lauren Rubinstein Photography
  • Location
    Knoxville, TN
  • Project Date
    November 2020
  • Construction Company
    American Building Interiors Inc.
  • Architect
  • Interior Designer
  • Hospitality
    Peachtree Hotel Group
  • Developer
    Peachtree Hotel Group

Located immediately north of the University of Tennessee’s Fort Sanders campus, the Cumberland House hotel – part of Hilton’s distinctive Tapestry Collection – is a living thread that artfully stitches the present-day bustling community with cherished remnants of the neighborhood’s Victorian heritage. The hotel celebrates the rich manufacturing tradition of Knoxville, honoring history while welcoming the ways the city continues to grow and adapt with the time, drawing inspiration from the Knoxville Tannery, Woolen Mills, Button Factory, and other local industrial icons.

Upon check-in, guests are greeted by the combined reception desk bar, creating the hotel’s signature experience. Rich leathers and textiles layered on top of polished concrete and wood accents set the stage for an authentic and moody ambiance. The juxtaposition of modern forms with ornate detailing inspired by the Victorian surroundings creates intrigue and depth while offering a level of comfort to guests evoking a connection to the history around them. The open lobby includes the Weaving Room, a sitting area that includes an incredible vintage sewing machine art installation and interactive art piece.