More than a year ago, a ceremonial groundbreaking was held for a new hotel as part of the growing airport-adjacent “Gateway” complex surrounding the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.
With work plugging along, new hotel renderings and information have been revealed to Curbed Atlanta. It’ll be called the Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel.
The seven-story lodge will feature 204 “imaginatively styled” rooms, including suites. Designed by Rottet Studio, who have offices in New York, Los Angeles, and Shanghai, the spaces are meant to be “layered with wit and personality,” according to the firm’s president, Lauren Rottet. The style, she adds, is a take on “authentic contemporary southern.”
While it isn’t quite clear what that is, the renderings show sleek interiors featuring warm woods, stone, and lots of art.
In addition to the guest rooms, the hotel will bring 6,500 square feet of meeting space to the complex, featuring a large ballroom with “rare natural light.” Apparently, windows are a precious commodity when it comes to event spaces.
While airport development news has recently focused on the pending Intercontinental Hotel, the Renaissance is expected to be completed in April of next year —nearly a year before its Portman-designed neighbor.
UPDATE: While an airport hotel might not scream “get out and experience the city,” plans are to bring the city to guests with local musicians and bartenders from restaurants around the city putting on events at the hotel.
Additionally, with the airport MARTA station just a short ride away on the SkyTrain, guests will be able to enjoy Atlanta thanks to “hotel Navigators” who, according to hotel GM Donelle Zunker, are “Atlanta enthusiasts” who will “connect people to local experiences.”