Artistic Ideation

The design of the new Hyatt Centric Buckhead, a lifestyle hotel located near Lenox Square and developed by SONGY HIGHROADS, connects to the neighborhood with playful and sculptural sophistication. “With travel having been limited over the past two years, guests are looking for a property that feels of both its time and place,” says TRACEY SAWYER of SAWYER & COMPANY, the property’s design team who collaborated with The Johnson Studio at COOPER CARRY. They looked to unique stories and historic details in the area’s landscape and heritage to create an immersive and authentic modern aesthetic. Nods to Georgia’s clay craftsmanship are seen in the color, shape and glazing of the front desk; a light installation mimicking shapes of pottery; and headboard walls, wallcoverings and rug patterns in guest rooms. The 218-room property includes design-forward dining concepts from Hugh Acheson and Christopher Wilkins, plus 3,700 square feet of meeting and event space.