Location: Atlanta, U.S.A
With May Pinska Architects
Set on the edge of Atlanta’s new Centennial Olympic Park, this 318 room, all-suite atrium style hotel is designed to take maximum advantage of its park setting and the dramatic views of the city skyline to the south and east. The main facade, over 300 feet long, is set in the grand gentle curve overlooking the park and International Boulevard. The exterior walls of this eight story building are a composition of brick set in precast concrete panels forming a rich polychromatic image.
A dramatic colonnade anchors the base of the south facade, leading to a dining terrace, and connecting the central atrium to the park. On both the east and west facades, cornice elements animate the building’s profile and cast shadows establishing a pedestrian scale. Retail spaces on both Marietts and Luckie Streets further serve to reinforce a pedestrian-friendly character.
All 318 rooms of the hotel are suites comprising a bedroom facing the exterior, and a parlor that overlooks the atrium. Also included are 10,000 square feet of banquet and meeting space, a 150-seat restaurant, a 90-seat lobby bar, an exercise facility with outdoor swimming pool,
and below grade parking.