New ownership prepares to transform the property.
Legacy Ventures may have shuttered two Midtown concepts this past weekend, but the group is now ready to begin work on its Luckie (Marietta District) seventh hotel.
, Director of Development and Design at the hospitality group has started filing plans for renovations of the Hilton DoubleTree Downtown Atlanta.
A Commercial Alteration Permit filed with City of Atlanta last week indicates costs will total to a hefty $4 million – and that’s not even the full projected cost: According to a newsletter, the renovation from start to finish will total to $12 million. Plans include interior alterations for all 312 guestrooms: reconfiguration of guest bathrooms, repair of toilet exhaust systems, and new plumbing fixtures and finishes.
Legacy Ventures, along with a group of partners and investors, purchased the DoubleTree by Hilton Atlanta Downtown in August of 2015. The Downtown connoisseurs were a driving force in redeveloping the Luckie-Marietta District, and are behind other unique neighboring establishments such as Game-X, STATS, and Der Biergarten.
The property first opened in 1962 and headlined as the Atlanta Marriott Downtown when it was purchased in 2013, and then re-branded as the Hilton DoubleTree Downtown under the same ownership.
The hotel is known for being the first racially-integrated hotel in Downtown Atlanta, and for being the hotel of choice for Elvis Presley, Richard Nixon and Pearl Bailey.
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