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Kimpton’s planned adaptive reuse hotel of a 1950s-era building, at 374 East Paces Ferry Road NE, has been named the Kimpton Sylvan Hotel, according to an announcement from Developer Portman Holdings Thursday. It is set to open in early-2021. The company has also named the hotel’s General Manager, Tristan Haas.
The reimagined hotel will include 216 guest rooms and suites, pool, and over 4,000 square feet of meetings and events space, in addition to complimentary PUBLIC bicycles, in-room yoga mats, fitness center, and a “liberal” pet-friendly policy.
“The crown jewel in the Sylvan will be its dining and drinking programming,” according to the announcement. The first venue to open will be its ground-level restaurant with pedestrian access off of East Paces Ferry Road. Delivering an “old Hollywood vibe,” the restaurant will feature 175 seats, including its elevated bar and outdoor patio, and serve Continental cuisine and a cocktail menu heavily focused on the classics.
Shortly thereafter, the tucked-away, ground-level garden bar and 9th-floor rooftop lounge will open. The latter will bring a stark contrast to the mid-century look and feel of the hotel with indoor and outdoor spaces that pop with bold colors including neon signage.
“The Sylvan Hotel will have a decidedly residential feel to it, with its tree-lined landscaping effortlessly blending in with Buckhead’s established history and aesthetic,” according to the release. “The name itself, Sylvan, which is derived from the Latin word for forest, silva, references Atlanta’s ‘city in a forest’ vibe felt especially in the neighborhood’s canopy of trees.”
To lead the team managing this Buckhead boutique hotel, Kimpton tapped one of its alum, Tristan Haas, to serve as the property’s general manager. Haas’s hospitality career began over 14 years ago in Atlanta. It then took him to Ohio where he joined Kimpton as part of its opening management team for its new Kimpton Schofield Hotel in Cleveland. Continuing his growth within the company, Haas then became the general manager at the Kimpton Carlyle Hotel Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. Now making his way back to the city where it all began for him, Haas is set to lead the Sylvan team and will oversee and manage all aspects of the hotel’s opening and operations.