Reconfigured event space raises the bar for large-scale meetings and contemporary room upgrades pay homage to Atlanta’s historic past
July 27, 2017 – Hilton Atlanta, the 1,249-room landmark downtown hotel, unveils the completion of its multi-million-dollar redesign featuring upgraded guest rooms, meeting spaces and public areas. The refresh is the first of a three-phase renovation program slated to be completed by 2018.
Boasting 129,000 square feet of meeting space and increased internet bandwidth, the hotel’s second floor now houses two ballrooms – the Grand Salon and Grand Ballroom – and an impressive 23 breakout rooms on one level which allow groups to comfortably host multiple meetings. Targeting groups with visual projection demands, the reconfigured Grand Salon features newly expanded 22 feet of additional ceiling height and pillarless infrastructure. Maximizing flexibility and functionality, the redesigned Galleria Exhibit Hall provides additional breakouts and meeting spaces.
A private check-in desk was designed with large groups in mind to offer a centralized hub for group check-ins and registration. Adjacent is a more conveniently located 24-hour Marketplace Café that offers fresh sandwiches, salads and snacks, many of which are sourced by local vendors.
“The renovation speaks to the increase in demand for more dynamic meetings space and sleek, cutting edge design,” said Michael Fletcher, director of sales and marketing, Hilton Atlanta. “The Grand Salon’s soaring ceiling height paired with the Galleria’s breakout space allows multiple groups to conduct business in the hotel.”
Designed by New York City-based architecture and interior design firm Stonehill & Taylor, the hotel’s newly unveiled design honors Atlanta’s aesthetic, culture and history. Subtle nods of 70’s-inspired décor like brass fixtures and bold patterns are peppered throughout public spaces and guestrooms as a tribute to the iconic decade in which the hotel made its debut.
Adjacent to the lobby, a newly unveiled expansive lounge caters to business travelers featuring contemporary décor that incorporate transit-inspired design elements. With Atlanta being known as a “city in a forest” for its dense foliage, guests will notice a modern, cascading chandelier reminiscent of descending leaves upon arrival, followed by a subtle leaf-inspired light fixture perpendicular to vertical mirrors that emulate a forest-like panorama at check-in.
“The fresh look reflects Atlanta’s quintessential charm and showcases the hotel’s commitment to growing business in the downtown community,” Brad Koeneman, general manager, Hilton Atlanta. “We’re confident the increased function space and bandwidth to host larger groups will appeal to both new and existing clientele.”
Trader Vic’s, Atlanta’s only Polynesian tiki lounge, and Nikolai’s Roof, an upscale French-Russian-inspired restaurant on the hotel’s top floor, boast new libation-inspired private event programming such as Mai Tai mixology classes and vodka tastings. Mainstays in Atlanta’s restaurant scene, both have maintained their timeless appeal and remained open for 41 years since the hotel’s opening.
To book a reservation at Hilton Atlanta, please visit here or call 404-659-2000.
About Hilton Atlanta
The iconic 1,249-room Hilton Atlanta, located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, is a sophisticated international hotel that appeals to both savvy business and leisure travelers seeking an ideal location close to Atlanta’s world-famous attractions. A landmark in the city, the hotel was built in 1976 and is within walking distance of the Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, AmericasMart Atlanta and Centennial Olympic Park. Amenities include one of the city’s only hotel outdoor running track, tennis and basketball courts, a state-of-the-art fitness center and skybridges directly connected to two neighboring convention hotels. The hotel boasts four dining outlets: Nikolai’s Roof, an upscale French-Russian restaurant on the hotel’s top floor with panoramic views of Atlanta’s cityscape; Trader Vic’s, Atlanta’s only tiki bar serving authentic Polynesian cuisine and home of the original Mai Tai; Southern Elements, a full-service restaurant and bar that features traditional southern cuisine with a contemporary twist; and MarketPlace, a 24-hour quick-serve café offering sandwiches, salads, snacks and specialty beverages. To book a reservation at Hilton Atlanta, please visit here or call 404-659-2000.
About Stonehill & Taylor
Stonehill & Taylor is an architecture and interior design firm based in New York City. The firm uses a collaborative approach to produce unique design stories. Its successful projects range from interiors, new building construction, renovations and historic preservation including: The Ace Hotel, Refinery Hotel, The Renwick, Paramount Hotel’s Diamond Horseshoe club, Axiom Hotel in San Francisco, The Camby in Phoenix, The Asbury in Asbury Park and the Intercontinental Barclay. Stonehill & Taylor is at the forefront of sustainable design, developing projects that are conscious of their impact on local communities and the world. The firm designed the first LEED Gold hotel in New York, The Crosby Street Hotel, another with The NoMad, and was responsible for the most recent renovation of Hyatt Regency Minneapolis using locally made goods, as well as Portland’s Press Hotel, another LEED-certified hotel. For more information, visit: www.stonehilltaylor.com
About Hilton Hotels & Resorts
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