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First Look: Portman's Downtown Hotel, Office Overhaul

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The vision for downtown Atlanta's next major hotel and office project is coming into focus. Portman Holdings has released interior renderings for a planned renovation of 230 Peachtree, a 27-story office tower that architect John Portman built in 1965 as part of Peachtree Center. Earlier this year, Portman bought back the building with plans of adding refreshed office space and a 200-room Hotel Indigo. According to company officials, the downtown Indigo will be Atlanta's only hotel directly above a MARTA station. The proximity to the Atlanta Streetcar route also influenced Portman's decision to reacquire the property, officials have said.

Construction at 230 Peachtree is scheduled to begin later this month, with an opening in late 2015. The project adds another lodging option to downtown's signature street — and to the sprawling Peachtree Center complex. The mixed-use development encompasses 10 office buildings, three hotels, four trade mart buildings, a retail mall, health club and four parking garages, for a grand total of 20 million square feet.

[230 Peachtree renderings courtesy John Portman & Associates.]

· 230 Peachtree [Website]
· Portman's 27-Story Downtown Flip Will Include Hotel Indigo [Curbed]