After leaving his mark on cities like Atlanta, San Francisco and New York in the 1970's and 80's, local architect made good John Portman began doing a lot of work internationally, particularly in China. John Portman & Associates have continued to build their emerging markets practice over the past few years, moving on to India, where they got a commission to design the new Park Hyatt in Hyderabad. The southern India city of Hyderabad is the epicenter of the Indian technology boom and has become a hub of international business. The images, a mix of renderings and construction progress photos, show some signature Portman touches, most notably a spectacularly-scaled atrium. The new Park Hyatt is scheduled to open by the end of the year...road trip anyone?