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WHY IT RATES: The new property will boast an array of stellar amenities in close proximity to Atlanta’s top cultural and entertainment attractions.—Patrick Clarke, TravelPulse Senior Writer
Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta, a lifestyle hotel located along the edge of Lenox Square, has officially opened its doors. This 15-story hotel features 218 guestrooms, including seven suites, two dining concepts from James Beard Award-winning chef Hugh Acheson and more than 3,700 square feet of meeting and event spaces. Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta provides savvy travelers a launchpad for exploration, giving travelers an opportunity to discover the magic of Atlanta’s iconic cultural and entertainment venues. The property was developed by Songy Highroads and designed by Sawyer & Company in collaboration with The Johnson Studio at COOPER CARRY.
INTUITIVE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE PLACES
The design team took a holistic approach with Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta, keeping the notion of duality top of mind throughout the public and private spaces. The property’s design was inspired by the history of Georgia’s pottery industry, with playful nods to earthenware and earthy color schemes complemented by bold graphics and eye-catching textures. When entering the hotel, guests are greeted with a floral stenciled wall accentuating a light installation of woven pendant shades in oblong shapes mimicking those of pottery. Behind the check-in desk is a towering terracotta wall. The elevator doors open to vibrant sunkissed colors resembling the glazing on pottery in a three-part installation by award-winning Canadian artist Claire Desjardins titled Daydreamer. On one of the hotel’s exterior walls sits a shareworthy mural by artist Lenia Castro of Buckhead Murals, offering perspective on the development of Atlanta and the state of Georgia.
The guestrooms spotlight Georgia’s deep artistic history with wallpaper mimicking crackled glazing on pottery, area rugs inspired by the organic shape and glaze of earthenware and a natural hues of sienna. The Buckhead neighborhood’s status as a fashion destination is reflected in the stylish headboards, which feature a chevron fabric pattern. From clean lines to modern furnishings in rooms and suites with 10-foot high ceilings, these pet-friendly spaces feature floor-to-ceiling windows inviting the natural light and views of the Atlanta skyline into the space. Guestrooms average 400 square feet with suites exceeding 850 square feet, and each room has a variety of intuitive amenities including a 65” flat-screen LCD HDTV; a cozy, hooded bathrobe; exclusive Beekind® – high-end, socially conscious bath amenities; and Drybar – salon-quality hairdryer. Guests also have access to a bright and spacious fitness center featuring Peloton bikes and offering panoramic views of Buckhead’s neighborhood and skyline, as well as an outdoor heated plunge pool with a pool sun deck located on the second floor.
EXCEPTIONAL DINING EXPERIENCES
Two unique dining options, led by James Beard Award-winning chef and author Hugh Acheson, owner of Five & Ten and Empire State South, and Christopher Wilkins, owner of Root Baking Co. and Pizza Jeans, are part of the Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta experience.
Located on the ground floor, Mount Royal, a Montreal-style steakhouse, brings the culinary complexity of Quebec to Buckhead with ingredients sourced from southeast Georgia. Offering breakfast, lunch, dinner as well contactless in-room delivery, the restaurant is designed to blend modern and classic touches. Diners enter through a steel archway in the hotel’s lobby and are greeted by a textured stone and aged bronze bar, along with reclaimed wood beams, hand-stitched patchwork, engraved nickel and stretched buffalo accents. Wraparound floor-to-ceiling windows, green-glazed tiles, and a stone mosaic stool complete the indoor dining area, and on the outdoor terrace, a firepit features a glass mosaic mural.
On the 15th floor rooftop is Spaceman, an indoor-outdoor lounge featuring craft cocktails and a seasonal menu of shareable dishes as well as an outdoor TV area, yard games and uninterrupted views of Atlanta’s skyline. At the center of Spaceman is the expansive bar in front of floor-to-ceiling windows and beneath an overhead sculpture creating a halo effect best experienced at sunset.
MEETING & EVENT SPACES
Located on the second floor, the indoor meeting and event spaces feature more than 3,700 square feet of customizable arrangements. Each room is decorated with accent wall coverings, rich hues and art pieces furthering the property’s design themes. The walls are also decorated with blue folded leaves, an abstract version of clay pottery fragments, and faces, all of which are playful expressions of clay, pottery, and sculpture. Event rooms have a built-in wet bar, intuitive technology, floor-to-ceiling windows, lounge seating and stunning views.
Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta is situated along the edge of the Lenox Square shopping center; PATH400, a Greenway multi-use trail for bicyclists and pedestrians; Shops Around Lenox and Phipps Plaza. The hotel is conveniently accessible to corporate office parks, dining, nightlife and entertainment.
For more information or to make a reservation at Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta, please visit hyattcentricbuckheadatlanta.com. Follow @HyattCentricBuckheadATL on Facebook and Instagram, and tag photos with #HyattCentricBuckheadATL.
Guided by its purpose of care, Hyatt’s multi-layered Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment further enhances its operational guidance and resources around colleague and guest safety and peace of mind. More information on Hyatt’s commitment can be found here.
SOURCE: Hyatt Hotels Corporation press release.