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[Photos] Here’s What The Whitley Looks Like, Now Open In Buckhead

The hotel—formerly The Ritz Carlton—underwent a refresh ahead of overhauling the guest rooms, public spaces.

Luxury Collection Hotels and Resorts Friday announced the official debut of The Whitley in Buckhead.

The 507-room hotel, owned by Host Hotels and Resorts, replaces The Ritz Carlton as of December 1, at 3434 Peachtree Road NE.

The Whitley Buckhead is one of more than 100 Luxury Collection hotels and resorts around the world.

“By delivering authentic experiences, The Luxury Collection offers today’s global explorer a launch pad from which to discover iconic and emerging destinations around the world,” Mitzi Gaskins, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection, said in a press release Friday.

“With its cosmopolitan spirit and sense of warm hospitality, The Whitley will provide guests with a new lens through which to experience Buckhead, an exciting part of Atlanta with its own unique history and culture.”

The Whitley introduces a newly renovated restaurant, bar, and Legacy Ballroom that includes 14-foot ceilings, crystal chandeliers, a wall of windows and private alfresco terrace.

Future enhancements include a guestroom renovation and a refresh of public spaces. Several building permit applications this week were filed with the City of Atlanta for the future enhancements.

“We’re excited to usher in a new era for one of Buckhead’s most storied addresses,” David Friederich, managing director, The Whitley, said in the release.

“As we establish The Whitley’s brand presence in this iconic neighborhood, we’re merging the refined luxury and service for which The Luxury Collection is known.”

The hotel’s 56 “luxe” suites range in size from 720 to 1,800 square feet and offers 30,000 square feet of event space shared across 31 specific areas designated for “intimate corporate retreats to large charity galas to weddings.”

The Whitley Club Level offers touches like chef-created breakfasts and a complimentary nightcap before bed, and all rooms provide access to the spa and fitness center.

 

Caleb J. Spivak

Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Atlanta (WNA). He was featured in The New York Times, Creative Loafing's "20 People to Watch," named "Lifestyle Blogger You Need To Know" by Rolling Out Magazine and highlighted as Atlanta's Metropolitan Male in fashion magazine, 944. WNA has been named "Best of Atlanta" by Creative Loafing, and Atlanta and Jezebel Magazines.

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  1. I guess it’s a sign of the times, Atlanta has only two true five star hotels, The St Regis and Mandarin Oriental Buckhead, The Four Seasons is nice but not in the same league as the St Regis or Mandarin. I bet The Whitley is as a hotel who will go through several other name changes in the future and eventually end up being transformed to a cookie cutter hotel.

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