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Downtown hotel unveils refresh of National Register of Historic Places building

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Hampton Inn & Suites is the latest of numerous Atlanta hotels to undergo recent upgrades

A brick building in downtown Atlanta next to other old buildings with skyscrapers behind them.
The hotel’s Ted Turner Drive location next to Switchyards’s downtown hub.
Photos courtesy of Hampton Inn & Suites

While it might lack the grandeur of the Candler Hotel, another recently remodeled downtown Atlanta lodge, the Hampton Inn & Suites in a main tourist district is lifting the curtain on recent updates to its historic building.

Changes to the National Register of Historic Places building at 161 Ted Turner Drive mark another instance of hotels across the city undergoing branding redos or aesthetic refreshes.

Other recent examples include the remodeled W hotels in Buckhead and Midtown, the Ritz-Carlton’s rebirth as The Whitley in Buckhead, and the midcentury-themed The American across the street.

An exterior of a brick hotel with a huge ferris wheel in the distance.
The lodge advertises proximity to Centennial Olympic Park attractions as selling points for guests.

The Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta-Downtown renovation, which began earlier this year, was mainly cosmetic and aimed to provide “a much-needed refresh while still staying true to [the building’s] historic roots,” per management company McKibbon Hospitality.

All 119 guest rooms, dining areas, meeting spaces, and the lobby were extensively updated, officials said in an announcement today.

Georgia-based remodeling construction company Beam Team led the renovations.

An old lobby with arched windows in downtown Atlanta.
The refreshed, circa-1930 lobby.
A lobby that was recently remodeled with blue and yellow chairs and fresh paint.
Meeting and work areas in the lobby.
A hotel room with white and blue walls and a white bed.
A standard, updated room.