Last year my wife and I drove up the hill in Gatlinburg for a close-up look at the old Park Vista hotel. It stood majestically over the city of Gatlinburg like a looming dark tower. My wife commented on what a great location it was and that the hotel had an impressive unique appearance – though we both agreed it needed renovating. Built in 1976 the Park Vista was in need of some TLC and the Doubletree Hotel has truly put the icing on the cake. Doubletree Hotel bought the previously independently owned Park Vista. In 2010 Doubletree spent $11 million to bring the majestic beauty back to life. No longer an eye-sore, the Park Vista has reclaimed her place atop Gatlinburg as a premier vacation rendezvous in the Smoky Mountains. See our photos of Gatlinburg’s Park Vista at the bottom of this article.
Park Vista General Manager Jackelyn Schafer states: “We are painting the outside with environmentally friendly colors of browns and tans and beiges so that we are still a good neighbor to Gatlinburg and the National Park. Inside we have all new furnishings and stonework and unique woodwork that has all been hand made to enhance the inside appearance of the hotel.”
A Kingbed room with balcony and city view starts at $119 per night. Check out their new website by clicking here.