Design Destination: The Dwell Hotel
CHATTANOOGA. We had to share The Dwell Hotel, a design-savvy boutique hotel in downtown Chattanooga that opened in 2016. The lobby and each hotel suite elevates Mid-Century modern decor and includes vintage artifacts and fine art collected by owner Seija Ojanpera. She describes her hotel as “lively meets luxury,” and the rooms as “retro reimagined.”
The Dwell Hotel offers an executive suite named The Tiki. Other room options include delightful themes such as The New Yorker, The Tropicana, The Flamingo, The Pink Lady, The Argyle, and The Mod. Each room is distinct and high class, not campy.
Visit the Dwell Hotel Room Gallery at thedwellhotel.com.
Design vision: Seija Ojanpera
Architect: Aaron Cole, Cogent Studio
Custom fabrication: Haskell Sears Design; Range Projects
Construction: J&J Contractors
Matilda Midnight is The Dwell Hotel’s swank seemingly starlit cocktail bar offering tapas and signature drinks that arrive on your coaster as sculpture.
A full-service, award winning restaurant, Terra Mae , is on the ground floor. Terra Mae translates “mother earth” and the cuisine is global. Chef Hardin Wade Cowan, Jr. studied at New York City’s International Culinary Center and has been with the restaurant since its inception in 2012. Terra Mae’s lunch and dinner reservation line is 423-710-2925.
The Dwell Hotel is located at 120 East 10th St. in downtown Chattanooga.
Call 423-267-7866 for hotel reservations.
Photography by Chris Berryman