New Year’s resolutions for experiences in downtown Knoxville include a staycation at Hotel Cleo, a boutique hotel on Gay Street. Partners Oliver Smith and Jim Turner of Oliver Smith Realty and Development Company and HD Patel of Ephant Group developed the European-style project to create a unique experience for every stay.

Lilou, a French restaurant and bar, also made the list for experiencing fine dining in the heart of Knoxville. The restaurant is located on the main floor of Hotel Cleo and offers authentic dishes made by French Chef Benjamin Tillati.