Peachtree Hotel Group is pleased to announce the appointment of TeDra George as General Manager of Cumberland House Knoxville, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, a new lifestyle boutique hotel opening its doors in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee in Fall 2020. Overlooking World’s Fair Park and the Knoxville Convention Center, the 130-room hotel, formerly the Four Points by Sheraton Knoxville Cumberland House, is currently undergoing an exciting transformation that pays tribute to the city’s textile industry with inspiring contemporary design, creative culinary offerings, curated guest experiences and attentive and friendly service.
George joins the Cumberland House Knoxville with nearly two decades of hospitality experience spanning hotel management, sales, marketing, and lifestyle branding. Throughout her career, she has built an exemplary track record of high guest satisfaction, quality assurance, and sales growth for select and full-service properties under her leadership throughout the Southeast United States. In her new role, George will oversee all aspects of operations at the hotel.
“I am thrilled to be joining the Cumberland House Knoxville to introduce a new destination for travelers to this wonderful city. Not only do we have a great team ready to welcome our guests, but everything about this beautiful property is well thought out, intentional, inviting and will surely inspire lasting memories,” says George. “For me, it is truly an honor to see the vision coming to fruition.”
Originally from Alabama, George first got her start in the hospitality industry working at the front desk of a hotel while still a student at Jacksonville University. Since then, her energy, entrepreneurial spirit, and passion for people led her to take new roles from sales director to assistant general manager and general manager at various properties for major hotel companies, resulting in a number of successes from turning around distressed properties to consistently scoring in the top 10 percent of guest services, among other achievements. She is actively involved with the community, working with several organizations, such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Habitat for Humanity as well as regional children’s hospitals and animal rescue organizations, including the Young-Williams Animal Center in Knoxville.
“TeDra has a track record of excellence and success in the hotel industry. Her creativity, foresight and leadership are welcome as we embark in a new chapter for travel with the opening of the Cumberland House Knoxville, Tapestry Collection by Hilton,” says Patrick Short, President of Peachtree Hospitality Management.
Owned by Peachtree Hotel Group, Cumberland House Knoxville, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is managed and operated by Peachtree Hospitality Management, the management division of Peachtree Hotel Group. Located in downtown Knoxville at 1109 White Avenue, the hotel is adjacent to World’s Fair Park and within walking distance to the Knoxville Convention Center, University of Tennessee, Neyland Stadium, Knoxville Museum of Art, and the Tennessee River.