John C. Portman Jr. To Open JP Atlanta Downtown

The restaurant, situated in the forthcoming Hotel Indigo, will be fashioned after 'Midnight Sun.'

The restaurant, situated in the forthcoming Hotel Indigo, will be fashioned after the architect’s ‘Midnight Sun.’

John C. Portman Jr. is returning to the Atlanta restaurant scene with JP Atlanta, a concept fashioned after the architect’s The Midnight Sun, a spokesperson in an email Friday told What Now Atlanta (WNA).

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JP Atlanta will be housed in the forthcoming Hotel Indigo Downtown, at 230 Peachtree street, which Portman first designed and developed in 1965 as part of his Peachtree Center complex.

“The Midnight Sun came at a time when sophisticated fine dining in a continental setting was all but unknown here,” Portman said in the statement. “But our vision for Atlanta then, as it is now, was one of global reach, influence and importance. That demanded a restaurant of international prestige and power, so that’s what we built.”

The restaurant will feature a “tremendous level of culinary execution and attention to service in one of the city’s most artistic and exciting restaurant environments,” Ray Camillo, a consultant who co-created the concept, added.

A new sculpture designed by Portman himself will be featured in the fully restored, fountain-accented public plaza through which JP Atlanta guests will arrive, followed by a 20-foot tall skylight. The space will boast a “grand staircase” and a glass canopy-topped bar at the Hotel Indigo check-in.

JP Atlanta plans to begin service in December and will be open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late-night service at the bar.

 

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