Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is embarking on a $6-billion renovation, slated to transform and expand the nearly four-decade-old facility, allowing it to continue to serve the most passengers of any airport in the world.
While the airport itself is getting upgraded, the neighborhoods around it, which support the facility with industry, meeting space, and hotels, are also experiencing a renaissance. Literally.
Earlier this month, the newest hotel in the Gateway complex—tied into the airport via the ATL SkyTrain—opened to the public. To mark the occasion, last night the Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel hosted a grand opening party, showcasing the seven-story high-end complex.
Each guest room features unique accents, including framed drawings and fixtures that pay homage to Atlanta.
Throughout the hotel, there are subtle nods to southern life, like chicken wire embedded in the glass doors into the lobby restrooms, and carpet in the hallways that alludes to worn hardwood floors found on front porches.
General consensus from attendees at the party was that the project is a soaring success. And with more high-end options slated to land at the airport soon, that’s probably a good indication that the future for hotels around HJIA is sky-high.
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- Exclusive: Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel revealed [Curbed Atlanta]