Fresh details have emerged for the InterContinental Hotel slated to be built adjacent to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Newly released renderings, showing stacked glass boxes with bold cantilevers, offer a radical departure from the triangular configuration shown when the project was first unveiled last July. The AJC reports that John Portman & Associates are likely the architects for a development team that includes Carter, Majestic Realty, and GPM Investments.
With 440 rooms, the 11-story hotel could be a major boon for the Aerotropolis concept that's envisioned to surround the airport. Along with the hotel, 60,000 square feet of office space, a 13-acre mixed-use development, and a service plaza are all planned near the domestic terminal, adjacent to the airport MARTA and SkyTrain stations. Last month city officials indicated that the hotel would be open in about two years, though recent news that the FAA has not yet given approval to the project may mean the timeline will be extended.