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The Hilton Garden Inn Knoxville West — A Wellness 101 2015 Favorite

The Hilton Garden Inn Knoxville West — A Wellness 101 2015 Favorite

Introducing The Hilton Garden Inn Knoxville West the newest member of the Wellness 101 Resource Network!

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Just 15 minutes from downtown Knoxville, TN, the Hilton Garden Inn is conveniently located right off of I-40 in an area where there are plenty of traveler-friendly amenities such as shopping and restaurants. They serve an awesome breakfast and dinner in The Garden Grille & Bar — with daily local dinner selections by Chef David and other chefs — and their bar is open daily from 5 to 10 pm for some libations and networking. If you want to venture out, there are plenty of other great dining options nearby. If you need to stock up on supplies for the road like I did, the area’s first Whole Foods is just a few minutes away. For entertainment and exploring, a short drive downtown will take you to great destinations like the Knoxville Zoo (, the Tennessee Theatre ( the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame(

A visit to the Knoxville area isn’t complete without a day trip to Gatlinburg (, the Great Smokey Mountains National Park and Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, all about an hour away.

The team members at the Hilton Garden Inn Knoxville West really seem to love their jobs, get along great with each other and genuinely enjoy serving the guests. I observed several interactions with guests that were all very friendly and “familiar.” It seems like a place that people come back to again and again. It’s far from pretentious and very much like home away from home, with all around great service and amenities.

I’m pleased to announce that we’ll be giving away a Wellness 101 Survivor Celebration one-night stay in a King or Double Queen room and breakfast for two to a couple affected by cancer. Simply nominate someone you know by sharing their survivor story in the comments section here and we’ll select a winner by November 15th. The winner must live within a 100-mile radius of Knoxville, TN and must either be a cancer survivor or survivor spouse/partner. You can even nominate yourself! Share your story by November 15 to qualify.

A.J. Ali

A.J. Ali, "The Wellness Motivator!" is an award-winning writer, producer, actor, host, voice over artist, emcee and creative visionary. He is the Founder and Executive Producer of EclipseVSC since 1999. A.J. is currently producing and hosting the multimedia wellness entity "Wellness 101" with a vision of helping to change the focus of healthcare in America from sickness to wellness ( To launch the Wellness 101 brand, A.J. did the impossible. Starting with only $500, he traveled through all 50 states in 101 days June 16 through September 24, 2014 -- starting in Melbourne Beach, FL and ending up on a sun soaked beach in Hawaii after changing lives in all 50 states. His "True Champion's 30-Day Challenge" book is transforming lives nationwide ( Now, Wellness 101 is taking human transformation to another level through holistic wellness. A.J. has more than 30 years experience in sports and entertainment as an athlete, artist and social entrepreneur. He has founded and owned two pro soccer teams and has spearheaded hundreds of successful projects. A.J. created and starred in the TV show "Good Fellas of Baltimore" on Fox in 2011, which raised more than $250,000 for charities in Baltimore and inspired fans to join the cast to help people in need. As an on-air talent and voice over artist, his enthusiastic love of people makes him believable and inspirational. As a wellness speaker and emcee, he is inspiring. An accomplished writer with a conversational style, his work is transformative. His 2007 song "Through the Darkness, Into the Light," compilation music CD "Survivor Celebration" and Survivor Celebration campaign helping cancer survivors won the coveted Hollywood FAME Award for National Community Service. As a philanthropist and entrepreneur, A.J. has raised more than $25 million for charities. He teaches his charity event success methods through a workshop called "MAKE IT RAIN." He is proud to be a U.S. Air Force Veteran (83-87). His mantra is "LOVE is the answer." He is an avid golfer.

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