The 1930s Briarcliff Mansion, long-overlooked by owner Emory University, is about to get a new lease on life. Developers have unveiled grand plans for the estate, bringing 54 hotel rooms to the property, including 15 in the mansion.
The long-neglected Candler Mansion on Briarcliff Road could soon be providing upscale accommodations near Emory University. Plans for the adaptive-reuse, revealed at a public meeting last week, include a 50-room hotel and events facility.
The Briarcliff Mansion has stood on Briarcliff Road for almost a century. Once home to Coca-Cola heir Asa "Buddy" Candler Jr. — son of Coca-Cola company founder Asa Candler — the manse has sat vacant for years. But it sounds like that could change.