Oliver Hospitality
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The Fairlane Hotel is a luxe 81-room boutique hotel bringing back the style and personality of the 1960’s. A true midcentury-style gem where service reigns supreme and timeless design details set the stage for culturally expressive travelers seeking upscale accommodations… with just the right amount of luxury. A vibrant social scene, the buzzing lobby becomes the hub for power lunches and after work drinks, anchored by the first outpost of popular NYC-based Mile End delicatessen, and a lobby bar, along with Union Teller Coffee Counter. Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill, a cultural outpost located on the 4th floor of the hotel, serves casual, all-American classics for lunch and dinner, and features a beautiful wraparound terrace with plush seating and cozy fire pits that beckon both views and vibe. The 4,000-square foot penthouse is a destination in itself, decked to the nines with 1970’s flair and a wraparound terrace that provides the best views of Music City.


407 Union Avenue Knoxville, TN 37902

Situated in the heart of Knoxville just steps away from the hustle and bustle of Market Square, The Oliver Hotel is an original expression of the city. Originally built in 1876 as the Peter Kern Bakery, the building has hosted everything from Kern's Ice Cream Parlor to a drugstore to a dancing hall. In 1982, the building was converted into the Blakely House Hotel to welcome VIP guests arriving for the World’s Fair.

Several years later, it was sold to Kristopher Kendrick, who changed its name to Hotel St. Oliver. Known for its quirky, eclectic style (not to mention long-term guests such as actress Patricia Neal and author Elizabeth Gilbert), the hotel operated for more than two decades under the radar of passersby. In 2011, this hidden gem was purchased and renovated by Oliver Hospitality, who changed the name to The Oliver Hotel.

Today, the hotel is the only boutique property in Knoxville with a style that pays tribute to downtown’s colorful history, while offering guest rooms and suites with charm, sophistication and modern amenities.