A fancy-pants hotel will soon pop up next to the airport so guests can wake up (again and again and again) to the sound of jets leaving the runway. Actually, it's there to support that sleek and cool Porsche company headquarters, so residents can listen to revving engines all day and night. (We've reached out for hotel renderings or other visuals but have yet to receive them). It's one more step in Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's vision for a noise pollution-based mini-city.
Capella Hotel Group will build a 214-room Solis Hotel. Capella Hotel Group's chairman and CEO is Horst Schulze, who helped build the Ritz-Carlton brand. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the hotel will break ground in late March and open sometime in 2017. The hotel, designed by renowned HOK architects, will have restaurants and bars, a 3,600-square-foot ballroom and a rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the Porsche handling course, according to Atlanta Business Chronicle.
Porsche unveiled their $100 million complex back in May. The company's U.S. headquarters has been in Georgia since 1998 and is currently located in Sandy Springs. The new site will include a gallery with classic cars, a conference center and a fine dining restaurant. A 1.6-mile test track where visitors can take a Porsche for a spin for $300 will be nearby. Or, you can stay home and light your new hoverboard on fire.
· Porsche pulls Solis Hotel to airport [AJC]
· 5-star luxury, 214-room Solís Hotel planned near Porsche HQ [Biz Chron]
· Porsche Unveils Sexy New HQ Near Hartsfield-Jackson [Curbed]
· Airport Cities Are Hot- How is Atlanta's Coming Along? [Curbed]