For the Business Traveler: Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter
Located 16 miles from the heart of the city, Le Méridien is a perfect starting point for your Atlanta adventure. Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter features 275 spacious guest rooms and suites that mix contemporary culture with the hotel’s European heritage. Staying walking distance from the 1.6 million square-foot Perimeter Mall means endless shopping opportunities. Soak up the sun by the outdoor pool or visit the onsite restaurant. This property also offers traveling professionals with 9,700 square feet of meeting space and banquet facilities. The sleek new Longitude 84 Bar serves three globally-inspired meals a day and guests can sip specialty cocktails well into the night. Enjoy Southern hospitality at the hotel’s newest restaurant, Portico. From $125 a night.
For the eco-conscious traveler: InterContinental Buckhead
This TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders gold level hotel is ranked one of the best hotels in Atlanta. Located in the thriving business and shopping district of Buckhead, the InterContinental offers an ideal balance of luxury and convenience. Accommodations feature a hint of Old World decor with modern amenities. After a day of exploring, settle in with a movie from the in-room video checkout. Upgrade to a suite to be pampered by a butler and valet service. At the Southern Art Restaurant, savor regional cuisine prepared by award-winning chef, Art Smith, with herbs from the onsite garden. Other luxuries include a heated saltwater outdoor pool, hot tub, and organic spa treatments at the full-service spa. This resort is located within minutes from professional sports venues and attractions, including Turner Field, Centennial Olympic Park, and the World of Coca-Cola. With an emphasis on being eco-friendly, the hotel utilizes compact fluorescent and LED lighting; fountains use recycled and stored rain water, and the hotel adopts a towel, linen, and amenity reuse program. From $155 a night.
When location is key: Twelve Centennial Park, Autograph Collection
Steps away from Centennial Park and the Georgia Aquarium, the Marriott Autograph Collection’s Atlanta hotel boasts designer suites providing the comforts of home featuring one and two modern bedroom suites with balconies. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and DVD players. All rooms come equipped with laptop safes, desks with ergonomic chairs, and full gourmet kitchens for longer stays. The hotel is half a mile from The World of Coca-Cola and across the street from a rapid-transit stop. It also offers three flexible Aquarium packages, including the Whale Shark and Beluga exhibits. The outdoor pool is the ideal spot for relaxing from the Southern heat. When it comes to dining, grab a bite at the onsite restaurant, ROOM, or explore nearby eateries for endless variety. From $180 a night.
For the shopaholic: The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead
The elegant Ritz-Carlton Buckhead is conveniently located near Atlanta’s most prestigious shopping venues: Lenox Mall and Phipps Plaza. The hotel boasts some of the city’s most impressive interior design elements, including antique cherry wood and crown molding, French and European influenced artwork fixtures, and Renaissance/Baroque-styled artwork in both the hotel lobby and the deluxe rooms. Accommodations are bright and beautiful with mahogany floors and marble bathrooms. Rooms come with deep-soaking tubs, flat-screen TVs and high speed Internet and suites offer great skyline views. An entire floor is dedicated to Wellness, offering soothing experiences at the spa, such as caviar and pearl facials and espresso wraps. Enjoy some good old Southern cooking at The Café. The Ritz-Carlton is also pet-friendly, offering a spa that specifically caters to your pooches. From $234 a night.
For the luxe traveler: Mandarin Oriental
A fabulous setting, luxurious facilities, an elegant spa, and beautiful rooms make this sophisticated hotel a top-notch destination for five-star living. The property features posh contemporary rooms and suites with Asian influences offering stunning city views and landscaped gardens, deluxe linens and soaking tubs. All rooms offer free Wi-Fi and iPhone docks; upgraded rooms have Nespresso machines, dual bathrooms, and two terraces. Hotel amenities include a chic cafe and bar for light bites and cocktails and an indoor pool. The spa is spread over two floors with thirteen treatment rooms, a fitness center, couples suite with marble bath and twin massage beds, a sauna and vitality pool, yoga studio, and an outdoor terrace. There’s also a business center and meeting space with a ballroom for traveling professionals. From $295 a night.
We hope you have a fantastic time in the city of Atlanta on your next vacation!
About the Author: Lavanya Sunkara is a writer based in New York. Her love of adventure has taken her all over the world from Australia to Zanzibar. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking with her dog, and planning her next getaway. Follow her on twitter @Nature_Traveler. Read her articles at www.nature-traveler.com.
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