When the Hyatt Regency Atlanta opened way back in 1967 it was at the forefront of the trend of spectacularly tall atrium-style lobbies, so it only makes sense that that lobby got some of the benefits of the hotel’s recent $65 million renovation project. Overall, the lobby has a more modern, open feeling. The check-in desk is now “check-in desks”, featuring the individual “pods” increasingly found at hotels that make the process a bit more personalized.
The centerpiece of the lobby is still the 120-foot tall “Flora Raris” sculpture designed by Richard Lipphold. The sculpture’s design became the inspiration for the unique carpets now found in all of the Hyatt Regency’s 1,260 guest rooms. New carpet is just one part of the complete renovation of all guest rooms, including wall coverings and artwork, pillow top mattresses, 32″ LCD TV’s, iHome iPod-compatible alarm clocks and high-speed wireless internet access. The bathrooms have been upgraded, too, with re-tiled floors, granite vanities, Portico bath products, more energy-efficient lighting and low-flow toilets.
The Hyatt Regency Atlanta location on Peachtree Street in the heart of downtown Atlanta makes it a popular spot for meetings and the renovation of over 180,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space will make those events even more enjoyable. The 29,000 square foot Centennial Ballroom (largest in the state and featuring balconies overlooking the main floor) is looking more modern than ever. And the ballroom is just one of 60 different rooms and spaces available for events of every imaginable size.
Three new eating and drinking spots have been added on the hotel’s lobby level. Sway restaurant features a “Southern-influenced” menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner (including an “all you can eat pie buffet”). Twenty Two Storys is all about the beer: beverages from Georgia breweries and entrees and appetizers that use beer in lots of imaginative ways. “Market” is a 24-hour, self-serve spot to pick up snacks and treats.
The Hyatt Regency Atlanta has an indoor connection to the Peachtree Center Station of the MARTA rail system, giving hotel guests easy access to much of Atlanta and direct access to Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport. The hotel is less than a mile from the Georgia Dome, Philips Arena, Grady Memorial Hospital and Atlanta Medical Center.