Hotel Cleo ready to open doors to the 'Old World'

December, 26 2023

With luxury 'pampering' on Gay Street

Though Hotel Cleo will become downtown Knoxville’s newest hotel when it opens on Gay Street later this month, the boutique product is filled with classic luxurious amenities from European years past, including canopy beds and a detailed concierge service that will provide equally luxurious recommendations to its “pampered” guests.

Considering this blend of new and old, it’s only fitting the project is a collaboration between one of downtown’s most notable up-and-coming developers and one of Knoxville’s most established real estate investors.

Knox News first reported on the project in October 2021 after speaking with HD Patel, whose Ephant Group is co-developing and managing the property. At the time, Patel was just beginning to expand from specializing in “cookie-cutting” hotels to building boutique projects.