The Luxurious Classic Reinvigorates with a Contemporary Modern Aesthetic
ATLANTA – March 2018– In the capital city known as The Hollywood of the South, The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta will be readying for its fresh-faced close-up this year. A full guestroom reimagination is underway at the hotel with a high design inspired by a city whose star status has risen.
“Atlanta is our muse, and the hotel continues to evolve out of the unparalleled lifestyle around us,” said Erwin Schinnerl, General Manager. “The design is infused with a fervent sense of place, providing a modern backdrop for a vibrant new era of luxury travelers discovering our city.”
Fusing Atlanta’s iconic music culture with The Ritz-Carlton heritage, the design speaks to a broader creative community taking hold. The classic interiors will be reborn through the contemporary lens of interior designer Jenny Holt from Remington. The vision pays homage to the evolution of Atlanta, drawing upon elements in nature found within the metropolitan City of Trees. Colors selected for the corridor wall coverings, décor, and room accents are inspired by an afternoon in Piedmont Park; lush greens, rousing sky blues and steely purples and silvers of the surrounding buildings. Artwork mirroring the au natural elements including five original pieces commissioned from local artist, Erin Palovick, adorn the walls.
The feel evokes custom high-rise living at this downtown retreat. In all guestrooms, expect new sleek bathrooms in calming hues of blue and lavender along with inlayed lit mirrors. King guestroom bathrooms will be upgraded with a marble walk-in shower and floating vanity all set behind a rolling barn door. The living area gives way to in-room relaxation with versatile seating that appeals to both business travelers and families alike; high-tech amenities adorn the room such as a 55-inch TV mounted to the wall. The reimagined Club Lounge will feature expanded areas, providing ample spaces for a quick breakfast in a quiet nook or drinks with friends seated along a large communal table. In the coming months, the property will memorably infuse the spirit of the city’s rich outdoor elements into the 444 rooms, suites and Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge.
The reimagination is especially poignant as The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta is the longest operating hotel in the brand, and was the second property to open in the United States during a time when the city was boldly carving out its new identity. Fast forward 34 years later, and Atlanta’s “anything-is-possible” ethos rings true be it dynamic culinary scene that is continuously evolving, or the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home to the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United Football Club. Over the past few years, Atlanta has enjoyed the opening of attractions such as culinary and gaming hub, Ponce City Market, the College Football Hall of Fame, a destination for sports enthusiasts, and the 180-foot SkyView Atlanta providing the best views of the city, to name a few.
The elevated guestrooms and suites come on the heels of the hotel’s Wellness Level that was unveiled in 2017, and the sleek AG, which debuted on the downtown scene in Fall 2016. After 17 years, the former Atlanta Grill underwent a complete transformation of the interiors, a redesign of the menu, and launch of an innovative new cocktail program to become the dining destination that today is AG, a modern bar and steakhouse offering a dining experience inspired by Southern hospitality. Additionally, over the past few years, the more than 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space has been refreshed to reflect the dynamic city in which the hotel resides. The hotel also features Lumen, a contemporary lobby bar offering signature cocktails and shareable plates, along with Jittery Joes, serving as Atlanta’s only location to grab a cup of the Athens, Georgia favorite coffee.
As the final phase of The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta’s transformation, the reimagination of the guestrooms and suites will elevate the overall guest experience, providing an urban retreat throughout. For more information or reservations, please call (404) 659-0400 or visit ritzcarlton.com/atlanta.