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Beltline's First Hotel to Have Rooftop Bar, NYC Inspiration

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[Renderings: Surber Barber Choate + Hertlein Architects via ABC. Other images: Google, Curbed.]

A boutique hotel inspired by architecture near the High Line in New York City's Meatpacking District is set to move forward on "a very accelerated schedule" alongside the Beltline's Eastside Trail, developers tell the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The 140-room hotel in the Old Fourth Ward would feature a rooftop bar, "European-style piazza" along the Beltline and two restaurants included in 4,000 square feet of retail space facing Irwin Street and the multi-use trail. One partner in the $35 million venture, Christopher Plockelman of Beltway Investment International of Dublin, Ireland, tells the newspaper the project is predicted to launch this spring, with construction completed by Labor Day 2017 — always a busy and profitable weekend for Atlanta hoteliers. The development team isn't divulging which hotel brand might flag the property, but it's safe to say future guests won't want for places to walk to, from next-door Studioplex and Krog Street Market to Piedmont Park and — hopefully soon — the restaurants and cafes of Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown.

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