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Welcome to humanist Hospitality

Humanist Hospitality is an award-winning operator of leading hotel and restaurant brands with an emphasis on fostering meaningful human interactions. Managed by "Placemakers" and "Tastemakers", Humanist Hospitality is composed of hospitality professionals we consider partners in our success. Together, we share a vision to be the preferred hospitality management company for our Partners, guests, and communities.

who we are

The Humanist mission is to foster meaningful human interactions, memorable experiences, and vibrant communities. A visionary hospitality management company, we help our Partners become passionate Tastemakers and Placemakers, activating their skills and passions to develop unique hotels and compelling beverage & food concepts.


A strong sense of pride and partnership in the local community and its services and attractions


An investment in service and experience with dedicated "Placemakers" and "Tastemakers"


A team of highly skilled hospitality professionals empowered to deliver on guest service commitments


A place of warmth and inclusive hospitality where diversity is embraced and the natural environment is cherished


Leveraging market conditions to build a profitable and sustainable business with a bright future


A deep understanding of our guests' needs and an innovative approach to service delivery

It Begins With people

Humanist brings the hotel experience back to what matters most—connecting with new people and places. We push the limits of traditional hospitality in the country’s most exciting up-and-coming neighborhoods and small cities.

Our Story


Placemakers specialize in concepting, designing, and developing boutique and lifestyle hotels that stand out in the market. The Humanist approach to placemaking pushes the limits of traditional hospitality in the country’s most exciting up-and-coming neighborhoods and small cities, emphasizing immersive experiences and community engagement.

What we do Placemakers


Tastemakers specialize in the design, development, and management of exceptional beverage and food experiences where locals feel at home in welcoming, inclusive spaces known for their innovative design and passionate service.

What we do Tastemakers

Award-Winning concepts

Each one of our hotels, rooftops, restaurants, and bars are guided by the Humanist principles of open-mindedness and ingenuity. It’s this passion that sets us apart as the preferred hospitality management group for guests and communities.

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Food & Wine


Chattanooga Times Free Press


The Coveteur

2015 - 2020

Chattanooga proud

Founded in 1997 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, we are inspired by the renaissance of our vibrant community and the “can do” spirit they possess. We’re located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga, near the Tennessee River and many of our award-winning hotels and restaurants.