An exotic, New Orleans-style courtyard provides a splendid oasis at the end of the day.
This stalwart downtown hotel is a good spot for parents visiting students at nearby Georgia State University or for anyone doing business at America's Mart just a few blocks away. A short drive away are the Georgia Aquarium, Imagine it! children's museum and the World of Coca-Cola. An extensive 2009 renovation revamped the hotel from top to bottom. Ringed with wrought-iron-style balconies, lamposts, potted tropical florals and banana-leaf palm trees, the pool area, with its retractable roof, is a delight; you may book a poolside if ready access to this area is at the top of your list. The hotel's 763 rooms include 22 suites, all equipped with standard amenities and features. On the club level, complimentary refreshments and hors d'oeuvres, computers and Wi-Fi enhance the experience. On the third floor, a comfortable collection of work stations fitted with computers makes it easy to drop in after lunch and take care of business. Dining options include Fandangles, where the former executive chef from Chateau Elan, Marc Suenneman, rules the kitchen. There also is The Deli and College for more casual fare. An on-site fitness center makes it easy to keep up with work-outs, and massages may be arranged. A UPS store operates on-site.