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Fresh renderings: At Atlanta airport, $350M Portman hotel project is moving forward

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Construction is slated to launch later this year and wrap in 2022

A rendering shows a long, glassy hotel next to the arches of the airport’s pickup and drop-off point.
The latest plans call for more rooms and an all-glass facade.
Renderings: Portman Architects, via Majestic Realty

Later this year, the world’s busiest passenger airport could see the construction of a $350 million hotel a stone’s throw from the tarmac.

Developer Majestic Reality, in partnership with Portman Architects, is moving forward with a 541-key Hilton hotel at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

The project is also expected to entail 50,000 square feet of meeting space, an office building— which officials say “already is attracting significant pre-leasing interest”—a second hospitality component, and a 1,150-space parking deck.

The latest designs, featured in renderings just released by Majestic, upped the amount of guest rooms and meeting space at the hotel and introduced “an iconic, all-glass design that will make an architectural statement to millions of travelers each year,” Stan Conway, Majestic Realty’s executive vice president, said in a prepared statement.

A rendering shows a plane flying over the glass-faced hotel around dawn.

“The hotel also will provide guests with a seamless, intuitive, and dramatic entry from wherever they’re arriving from across the globe,” Conway added.

Linking with the airport’s domestic terminal, the hotel is slated to rise 14 stories and, ideally, “exceed industry standards for quietness”—because who wants to sleep next to loud runways in standard rooms?

Portman Architects’s Pierluca Maffey noted that the design also nods to “the magical experience of flight.”

“The edges of the simple linear volume depart from the main mass as if pushed away by a gentle wind, and the roof of the public areas recall the form of a wing or the line of a plane taking off,” he said.

Design firm Wimberly Interiors is tasked with outfitting the guest rooms, and the lobby and restaurant space will be spearheaded by Tihany Design.

Construction is scheduled to wrap in 2022.

A nighttime rendering shows the building lit up from the guest rooms and a light board at ground level.