The Hope Brothers Building on Gay Street, undergoing a major renovation, will soon house a boutique hotel. In addition, the building’s well-known first-floor occupant, Sapphire,
will relocate to a nearby property. Sapphire’s creators will launch a new bar and restaurant concept in its place. While Hotel Cleo will be fresh to the modern Knoxvillian’s eye,
Ephant Group CEO HD Patel told Knox News guests will feel like they are stepping into one of the most historic properties in town.