W Hotels Debuts W Atlanta-Downtown

February 2, 2009
Mike Bugg, Sr VP SkyRise Group

Mike Bugg, Sr VP SkyRise Group

Developed by Barry Real Estate, W Atlanta-Downtown Hotel & Residences Features Atlanta’s First BLT Steak, a Private Helipad for Guests on the Go, Four Destination Bars, Signature Bliss Spa, 9,000 Square Feet of Meeting and Event Space, an Ultra Modern Fitness Facility and a Glamorous Zero-Edge Pool

W Hotels Worldwide, the fastest growing luxury hotel brand in the world, unveils its latest sophisticated urban oasis with the grand opening of W Atlanta-Downtown Hotel & Residences.  Ideally located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, W Atlanta-Downtown offers guests a whimsical wonderland of nature-inspired design amidst city landmarks, bustling corporate headquarters and exclusive designer boutiques. Owned and developed by Barry Real Estate, this modern gateway to downtown Atlanta features 237 luxurious guest rooms, 74  branded Residences (represented by Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty SkyRise Group), four destination bars, world-class culinary delights including Atlanta’s first BLT Steak, a glamorous zero-edge pool, signature Bliss Spa, a state-of-the-art fitness facility with panoramic city views, 9,000 square feet of ultra modern meeting and event space and a private helipad for guests on the go. 

Designed by HKS Hill Glazier Studio and burdifilek in collaboration with W Hotels’ award-winning design department, W Atlanta-Downtown blends organic architectural elements with contemporary design features to create a playful and intimate modern escape.  The hotel’s sleek interior is enhanced by the use of clean lines, sultry textures, rich tones and eye-catching sculptural elements. A lush garden wall and curved seating provide intimate conversation nooks in the signature W Hotels Living Room, while a sleek 22-foot water feature emits a calming cascade, culminating in a luminescent onyx reflecting pool.

BLT Steak, W Atlanta-Downtown’s signature restaurant, is Atlanta’s first introduction to the renowned Chef Laurent Tourondel’s adaptation of the traditional American steakhouse, re-imagined as a stylish, urban boîte. Serving a range of American classics prepared with a French twist, BLT Steak provides the perfect backdrop for a sophisticated business lunch, romantic dinner or stylish soiree.  The restaurant also offers 24-hour in-room dining, ideal for late-night munchies or a relaxed afternoon snack.

The glamorous new hotel features 237 luxurious guest rooms, including 16 Studio Suites, three WOW Suites and one Extreme WOW Suite, richly appointed in shades of mulberry, teal and deep indigo. Designed to seduce the senses, the rooms are enhanced by a fusion of custom carpeting, soft linens, Makassar wood furnishings and glossy acrylic accents. All guest rooms and suites feature the W brand’s signature bed with feather-top mattress, including 350 thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and a goose down comforter, sink-side Bliss bath amenities, luxurious spa robes, W Hotels’ signature Munchie Box, an oversized desk and work area, flat-screen LCD TV, DVD player and wired internet capabilities.

Inviting indulgence and relaxation in a world-class setting, the hotel’s 16th floor boasts a suite of outstanding amenities including The Bar at Wet, next to the hotel’s glamorous zero-edge pool, featuring panoramic vistas of downtown Atlanta, an ultra modern Sweat Fitness® facility and an exclusive Bliss Spa.  In addition to these exceptional amenities, W Atlanta-Downtown also features a WIRED Business Center so guests can stay connected and the W brand’s signature Whatever/Whenever® concierge service, offering guests and residents whatever they want – from tickets to the hottest show at Philips Arena to private jet service from PDK  – whenever they want it.

Expected to emerge as the city’s top choice for high-profile meetings and conferences, W Atlanta-Downtown features 9,000 square-feet of state-of-the-art meeting space, including eight multifunctional meeting rooms equipped with the latest wired and wireless technology. Creative in approach and innovative in design, the hotel offers exclusive on-site meeting specialists who will turn every event idea into a reality – from a creative executive engagement to a stylish cocktail party – making W Atlanta-Downtown an ideal destination for exceptional events.  

W Atlanta-Downtown is ideally located in Allen Plaza, the prestigious center of the city’s vibrant financial district.  The central location offers guests and residents easy access to leading cultural, entertainment and shopping attractions including the CNN Center, Philips Arena, Georgia Dome, Georgia World Congress Center, Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium and the World of Coca-Cola

“We’re thrilled to bring to Atlanta and to Allen Plaza the city’s first and only newly constructed W Hotel and private Residences,” said Hal Barry, chairman of Barry Real Estate Companies. “The W Atlanta-Downtown will offer its guests and exclusive residents the absolute finest in accommodations, amenities, guest services and many other luxuries. The project is truly a capstone to Allen Plaza, the vibrant new cityscape that is transforming downtown Atlanta.”  

W Atlanta-Downtown is located at 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30308. For hotel reservations, call 888.627.8187. For more information on W Hotels Worldwide, visit www.whotels.com.

The W Residences Downtown Atlanta has an on-site sales center.  There are 74 residences priced from the $400s to $3 million and decorated models.  Please contact Angel Ramos or Tracy Glass for more information, or view the web site: www.wresidencesatlanta.com


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