The Glenn Hotel110 Marietta Street Northwest
Atlanta, GA, 30303
Downtown Atlanta may not be the booming heart of city charm (at the wrong time of night, the neighborhood can seem a bit dicey), but the locale offers plenty in the way of museums, sports events, and conferences. A stay at The Glenn Hotel, tagged Atlanta’s first boutique hotel, offers not only proximity to culture, but also a mod style of its own, with back-lit walls, bright red accents, H2O organic lotions and bath products, and breathtaking views from the SkyLounge rooftop bar. And if you are looking for a bite to eat before an early morning museum visit or flight, Chef Jason Lovell at Glenn's Kitchen will get your belly happily filled with his classic comfort favorites.
The Georgian Terrace Hotel659 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA, 30308
You could just as easily imagine Scarlett O'Hara (complete with hoop skirt) descending the steps of The Georgian Terrace Hotel as her modern day Southern Belle counterpart. This luxurious hotel pulls out all the stops when its comes to the sort of lavish furnishings the Old South was known for; the lobby greets you with plush silver couches, white marble columns, decadent distressed mirrors, and a sweeping atrium. The airy rooms lack some of that refined décor, but are polished and come complete with pillow-top mattresses and Gilchrist & Soames eco-friendly toiletries. Whether you’re a guest of the hotel or just stopping by to enjoy the lovely atrium, make sure you try Chef Zeb Stevenson’s contemporary American menu at Livingston Restaurant + Bar. And just across the street is the iconic Fox Theater, so The Georgian also has you prepped to enjoy some of the best theater and shows to grace Atlanta.
Loews Atlanta Hotel1065 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA, 30309
The luxurious Loews Atlanta Hotel offers anything a traveler could need—whether it’s for a rushed business trip or a relaxing Southern vacation. Let go in one of the sprawling 414 guestrooms—complete with floor-to-ceiling windows, high-tech touches, and Bliss Spa toiletries. Work out in the airy gym; then break for a deep-tissue massage at the Exhale Spa. Chef de Cuisine Shayne Vaughn provides the hotel’s nurturing elements at eleven, with a farm-to-table menu of updated classic American fare. And if a short errand calls during your stay, the Loews staff is happy to whisk you anywhere (within a three-mile radius) compliments of their Infiniti transportation services.
Omni Hotel at CNN Center100 CNN Center
Atlanta, GA, 30303
The massive two-building Omni Hotel at the CNN Center harkens to Atlanta’s days as a convention center town—with 1,070 rooms, this downtown hotel is ready to hold the masses. But it’s as equally satisfying as it is large, with elegant, spacious rooms, skyline views, and ultra-luxe Molton Brown bath products. (Join the Select Guest program and receive complimentary WiFi and pressing, as well as morning beverage service at any Omni location) And while Chef Leslie Peat hails from England, his menu at the hotel’s Prime Meridian restaurant is full of Southern favorites, including cheesy grits and peach-topped French toast.
InterContinental Buckhead3315 Peachtree Road Northeast
Atlanta, GA, 30326
Spending the night at the InterContinental Buckhead is like staying the night at your friend’s vacation home—your well-to-do friend, who happens to summer off the coast of South Africa. The plush rooms are built up around the hunting décor of the hotel—deep, plush leather chairs, a spacious bamboo and marble lobby, and dark wood accents. But you won’t feel like you’re on a safari inside the airy rooms; the lighter-than-air beds, ultra deep tubs, and plush linens provide the picture of comfort. And don’t miss out on the edibles at Southern Art and Bourbon Bar. 2012 Atlanta Rising Star Chef Anthony Gray is a force to be reckoned with when it comes charcuterie and Southern delights, and the Bourbon Bar offers more than 70 varieties of stiff stuff to choose from.