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Photos: How Midtown’s artsy Canopy hotel is coming together on West Peachtree

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The 176-key boutique lodge is expected to open before Thanksgiving

A photo of the hotel
The hotel’s exterior is nearly complete, but work remains inside.
Photos: Sean Keenan, Curbed Atlanta

This time last year, Midtown’s skyline looked drastically different than today, especially in subdistrict’s blocks north of fourth street.

Two of the most northernly additions under construction include the Hilton-branded, 176-key Canopy Midtown hotel and the adjoining Ascent Midtown residential tower—both pieces of the same mixed-use venture on West Peachtree Street.

Construction of the R2L:Architects-designed hotel, boasting amenities like a terrace with an outdoor fireplace, workout facilities, and a market and cafe, is slated for completion in November.

Project representatives say the boutique lodge has already booked some group reservations and should be open to the public before Thanksgiving. Its adjacent apartment tower is expected to finish by year’s end, too.

Canopy’s chief enthusiast, Vinny Bucci, led Curbed Atlanta on a tour of the under-development hotel, which features an art-centric aesthetic that’s complemented by the works of local creatives Kevin Chambers, Ryan Coleman, and Emily Mann.

Bucci is proud to note how similar the project looks to its early renderings.

Take a look below:

The front desk, at right, sits in front of a colorful mural, which will one day boast three-dimensional accents. Atlanta artist Ryan Coleman is currently working on the piece.
Renderings: Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown
The elevators doors are surrounded by paint can lids, an art installation by local sculptor Kevin Chambers.
From the front desk, you can cut through the community work and hangout space on your way to the cafe. Imagine communal seating and outlets (for chargers) galore.
Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown
The cafe will flaunt coffee, beer, and food—and more art, of course. Local artist Emily Mann will supply some of her visual work for the space. Canopy has partnered with Rev Coffee, of Smyrna, to keep guests caffeinated.
Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown
The tile flooring features tremendously small details that are easy to miss if you’re not looking.
On the seventh floor, half of which is designated for meeting space and other amenities, you’ll find an outdoor terrace. The pit below will one day host an artistic water fountain.
A fireplace will complement the water installation.
Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown
Indeed, the “prefunction” area is shaping up to look like the rendering shown below.
Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown
Time to cross over into the guest room half of the floor.
Vinny Bucci, Canopy’s chief enthusiast, shows off the sliding barn doors that can separate the bedrooms from the bathrooms and closet areas.
A rendering of a guest room with a king-sized bed.
Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown
“After all, tomorrow is another day,” says an installation above the bed in one of the guest rooms.
Bucci walks through one of the 12th floor suites.
A rare section of Midtown’s skyline that hasn’t changed much recently.
Ascent’s residential tower looms large over the Canopy Midtown hotel.