The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
Traditional courtesy and hospitality connect with contemporary aesthetic and luxury at this classic Atlanta hotel.
Within this hotel's 510 rooms, including 56 suites, a contemporary standard of luxury and comfort awaits, although the entry level public spaces seem more traditional and clubby, with classic antique portraits on the walls. The property's wide range of guests includes business people, celebrities, holiday seekers taking weekend retreats and wedding parties, all here because of the elevated luxury experience in terms of service and comfort. Renovated and refreshed in 2008, the rooms exhibit a plush quality reinforced by luxurious personal amenities, such as terry robes in every room. Touches of elegance include Waterford chandeliers and marble fireplaces. Guests seeking additional pampering stay on the Club Level, which is accessible by a special elevator key. The Café features a high standard of contemporary cuisine sparked by regional Southern touches and accompanied by live piano music, while The Lobby Lounge is home to a popular afternoon tea in a warm, English manor setting. A substantial renovation in 2012 renewed the already refined elegance of the meeting rooms, spa and fitness center, and pool and outdoor terrace. Classic white and gray-veined Carrera marble with customized mosaic patterns evolves into soft green with hints of slate gray at the pool and terrace. Warm white lighting and custom white metal outdoor furniture brighten the environment. Some pets may be accepted with a $125 nonrefundable deposit, but advance notice is required, and pets must be on leashes outside the rooms.