Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Plans New Hotel And Residences In Atlanta, USA
Hong Kong | Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group today announced that it has signed a long-term management contract to manage a luxurious new hotel and branded residences, to be developed in Atlanta, the capital city of Georgia, USA. This stylish and contemporary project is currently scheduled to open in 2011.
Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta and The Residences will form an integral part of a planned 53-storey mixed-use development to be located at 1138 Peachtree on the emerging "Midtown Mile" in the heart of the Arts district, close to the city's finest shopping, dining, business and cultural venues. The project is designed to be amongst the tallest structures in Atlanta, featuring a soaring glass façade with panoramic views over the historic Piedmont Park and the surrounding metropolitan areas.
A showcase of elegant, contemporary design, the hotel plans to feature 198 guestrooms, including 35 suites, evoking Atlanta's southern charm and the subtle mystique of the Orient through refined interiors and artwork. Guestrooms are being designed to be amongst the largest in the city, featuring state-of-the-art entertainment and customer-centric technology systems, a hallmark of Mandarin Oriental hotels worldwide.
A Spa at Mandarin Oriental is also planned, featuring the most comprehensive range of holistic wellness, beauty and massage treatments in the city, with signature programmes created exclusively by Mandarin Oriental. As with all Mandarin Oriental spas, the 22,000-square-foot space will include private treatment rooms, significant water and heat therapies, as well as a pampering beauty salon and a Mandarin Barber. Fully-equipped fitness facilities will be complemented by dedicated Pilates and yoga studios, as well as a large outdoor swimming pool and deck, complete with spa cuisine available for poolside refreshment.
Four creative dining and cocktail venues, elegant function space and gourmet catering will form part of the comprehensive facilities designed to make Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta a fitting venue for memorable social occasions and important meetings and conferences.
The project has been designed to feature 71 luxury living spaces on the building's top floors which will be branded as The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. As with all Mandarin Oriental Residences, owners of the private homes will enjoy access to all the special services and amenities offered by the hotel, including concierge services, room service, catering, housekeeping, valet services and more.
The project is being developed by Tivoli Properties, Inc., an Atlanta-based private real estate investment and development group with extensive commercial and residential development experience. The renowned Atlanta firm of Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart and Associates has been commissioned as architects, with the hotel interior design by Hirsch Bedner Associates.
"Mandarin Oriental is delighted to have been selected by the owners and developers of this exciting project, and look forward to the opportunity of extending our luxury brand into one of America's fastest-growing cities," said Edouard Ettedgui, Group Chief Executive of Mandarin Oriental.
"This exclusive project will raise the bar for hospitality and luxury living in this region," said Scott L. Leventhal, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tivoli Properties, Inc. "We are delighted to be working with Mandarin Oriental on this unique hotel and residential offering on the vibrant Midtown Mile."
The project will be located 20 minutes from the Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in the lively 'Midtown' district, which has the largest concentration of cultural attractions in the region, and is home to 30 different arts and cultural venues, includingRichard Meier's High Museum and the future Atlanta Symphony Center. From its desirable and convenient address, the hotel will offer myriad attractions for both leisure and business travellers alike.