Renderings, Details Unveiled For Wylie Hotel, Slated for Early 2021 Opening in Historic Ponce de Leon Building

Hotel's in-house restaurant will now go by the name 'Mrs. P’s Bar & Kitchen,' paying homage to the property's tenants of the past
Renderings, Details Unveiled For Wylie Hotel, Slated for Early 2021 Opening in Historic Ponce de Leon Building - Rendering 1
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Mainsail Lodging & Development on Tuesday released new renderings and details for Kim King Associates’ redevelopment of the historic Garner-Wallace Hotel into the Wylie Hotel, slated to open in early 2021.

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Built in 1929, the building has lived many lives — the first as the Garner-Wallace Hotel, which closed in 1933 as a result of the Great Depression — reopening shortly after as the 551 Ponce de Leon Hotel. It later transitioned into its most recent use as Ponce Student Suites before “falling into disrepair and beginning its journey toward becoming Wylie Hotel,” according to Tuesday’s announcement.

Among the building’s first tenants were the original Mrs. P’s Tea Room and MJQ, residing in the hotel’s basement from 1965 to 1997. Wylie Hotel’s revival will “retain the property’s legacy as a well-appointed, homelike bedstop for travelers” and will feature an outdoor terrace, sunroom, and restaurant – named Mrs. P’s Bar & Kitchen – paying homage to the building and community. When What Now Atlanta broke the news of Wylie Hotel’s restaurant plans earlier this year, it was to be called P’s and Q’s.

Mrs. P’s Bar & Kitchen was inspired by the basement’s original occupant, a 1950s restaurant that emerged as Atlanta’s first openly LGBTQ-friendly bar nearly a decade later. It will serve “comfortable, familiar” southern fare.

Wylie Hotel will re-emerge as a 111-room boutique hotel with “bespoke, individualized” room offerings. “With no two rooms alike, Wylie Hotel’s distinctive space lends itself to personalized, anecdotal experiences and features two suites – Suite P and Q Suite,” according to the announcement. “Pixel Design Co, an Atlanta-based design firm, is breathing life into Wylie Hotel’s revival, gathering tidbits of inspiration from the celebrated history of O4W and the building itself.” Amenities will include “technology-forward” options including touch-free check-in, “smart rooms,” and access to the hotel’s app through Intelity, allowing guests to control their experience from personal devices.

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Caleb J. Spivak (CJS) is the Founder of What Now Media Group, Inc., the publisher of What Now Atlanta, What Now Los Angeles, What Now San Diego, and What Now Las Vegas.
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I.P.30307since1987!
30 days ago
KleeHful
29 days ago

Mrs. P’s was before my time, but spent quite a bit of time there when it was 551. Always fun times to be had there! Nice to see some acknowledgment of the LGBT contributions to Atlanta.

I.P.30307since1987!
29 days ago
Reply to  KleeHful

I think MJQ was the only bar that I went to in that space.
I walked into the Phoenix (also in that area) once and walked right back out– that place gave me the creeps.

KleeHful
29 days ago

LOL! I had a few good times at the Phoenix as well. Oddly enough, I never went to MJQ at that location.

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