The residents living in this burgeoning capital of Georgia enjoy rich Southern charm with modern luxuries. Tourists too can revel in Atlanta’s beauty by staying at one of its historic hotels.
The Westin Peachtree Plaza
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Sophisticated and opulent, The Westin Peachtree Plaza boasts almost 1,100 rooms, all featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views of Atlanta. Built in 1976 by a famous architect, the building has an observation deck and a revolving restaurant called the Sun Dial Bar. Other glorifying features are the Westin Workout rooms that come with a runner’s map and exercise equipment and DVDs — and don’t miss out on the retractable roof of the 11th-floor pool. The lobby has a beautiful Venetian flair.
The Artmore Hotel – Midtown
Located in Midtown, The Artmore Hotel – Midtown is aesthetically designed with a Spanish tone. This 1942 building has been recently refurbished with earthly shades — it is adorned with woods, leather, and metals, making it look generously appealing in the heart of Atlanta’s art district. Guests can enjoy a great evening at the courtyard that has a beautiful fountain and a fireplace, or grab a cocktail at the hotel’s Cocktail Garden.
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
The Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown is host to the city’s first rotating restaurant, Polaris, built in 1967. In fact, the iconic blue dome is a signature landmark by itself. When the hotel was initially built, the front door led to a long narrow tunnel until one stepped into a gorgeous atrium glistening with lights. Post that, many renovations have taken place and each time there seems to be a drastic revamp from its original historical design. Popular attractions like the World of Coco Cola and Georgia Aquarium are within easy reach of the hotel.
The Georgian Terrace Hotel
With a history that dates back to 1911, The Georgian Terrace Hotel is tastefully designed in the Beaux-Arts style, decorated with Italian-bronze chandeliers and paneled walls. The highlight is the opulent Grand ballroom that was the setting for a “Gone with the Wind” gala in 1939. The first renovation took place in 1940. The hotel was closed for a couple of years and later opened its doors as a luxury hotel. Many renowned celebrities have stayed at the Georgian Terrace Hotel; while you’re here, make sure you explore the elements that made this hotel a major architectural landmark.
The Highland Inn
The highland Inn doesn’t make the list because of its classy architecture; it’s the quirky and vintage collection that calls artists and other like-minded guests to come in and be inspired. This property different from the other hotels as there has been little or no renovation held since its establishment in 1927. The walls have interesting old metal advertising signs that feature Dr. Pepper. The Highland Inn hotel is ideal for guests seeking a historic stay in a prime location, at sensible rates.
Atlanta is an amazing city, and it has a little something for everyone — including those who crave art. Stay at one of these hotels for an aesthetically pleasing experience. Would you add any other artistic hotels to this list?Image via Trover by Brad Mitchell