The Read House

The Roaring ‘20s came roaring back in late summer of 2018. Historic Read House underwent a $25 million-dollar renovation and the “Great Gatsby” returns to Chattanooga. Guests are invited to experience the grandeur and opulence of the era—a time of unprecedented economic prosperity. Avocet Hospitality Group is working with historians and architects, recreating a modern version of the hotel’s 1926 stateliness. The result is a unique experience for guests. This renovation marks the rebirth of Read House, often said to be, “One of the finest hotels in the country.”


107 W MLK Blvd, Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423) 266-4121


Our phased renovation will allow the hotel to retain its status as the longest continuously operating hotel in the South. The Read House opened its doors in 1872 and has always welcomed guests every day since then.

The History

This story begins 170 years ago in 1847, when Thomas Crutchfield built Crutchfield House, the predecessor to Read House, which was built in 1872.

Our Team

Our philosphy is to work hard, but have fun doing it. Our team offers years of hospitality expertise and we pride ourselves on providing a unique experience at each of our properties.

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Avocet Hospitality Group

174 East Bay Street • Suite 202 • SC • 29401

(843) 577-2525