While the pandemic disrupted many hotels’ operations in 2020, properties such as Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead, The Candler Hotel Atlanta and Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta are back serving guests with additional safety and cleaning protocols in place.
Meanwhile, Atlanta’s hotel boom continues. Kimpton Sylvan Hotel, owned by Atlanta-based parent company IHG, will open in early 2021 in Buckhead. It’s “an adaptive reuse of a 1950s-era residential property, embracing mid-century modern design mixed with understated sophistication,” says general manager Tristan Haas. The boutique hotel will feature three indoor and outdoor dining options, including an old Hollywood-style supper club, a garden bar and a rooftop bar and lounge. Also scheduled to open in 2021 is the $90 million, 201-key Thompson Hotel in the Buckhead Village district on East Paces Ferry Road, developed by Regent Partners. The 12-story Nobu Hotel & Restaurant at Phipps Plaza will likely open in 2022, and Atlas Capital Ventures is planning a 32-story, 256-key Ritz-Carlton Hotel and 65-home Ritz-Carlton Residences, projected to open in Buckhead in 2023.