ATLANTA / Marriott International/ -- Renaissance Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), announced the grand opening of Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel in conjunction with the brand's Global Day of Discovery. Owned and developed by Grove Street Partners, the hotel is conveniently connected via SkyTrain to the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Boasting two expansive outdoor spaces, an amenity-driven fitness center, and a buzzy bar, the hotel is poised to set a new standard for the staid airport hotel experience.
"With its Business Unusual mantra, Renaissance Hotels is all about taking the business out of travel, so we are thrilled to introduce Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel to one of the busiest airports in the world," said Brian Povinelli, SVP and Global Brand Leader, Renaissance Hotels. "From the hotel's artful design to its engaging experiences, Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel definitely defies the conventions of business travel today."
Led by the award-winning interior design firm Rottet Studio, with stunning artwork by Atlanta natives: Ryan Coleman, Matt Herbermehl and Sarah Emerson, the Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel entices travelers to look and look again at every turn. From the whimsical porch swing to the digital art projections and larger-than-life mural depicting an abstract world map located in the lobby, the hotel creates a sense of arrival before guests check in. With 11 original murals found throughout the hotel, the ambiance is inviting and relaxing, yet spirited and youthful. A twist on the traditional business center, the hotel adds a hint of humor to the flexible collaboration space with an assortment of seating and drawers that encourage guests to write notes about their travels for other guests to read along their journeys.
"Design aesthetics throughout the hotel embody a high-low theme intermixing raw materials such as concrete ceilings with polished materials like walnut wood, and peppered with playful unexpected moments of discovery inspired by the Renaissance brand," said Lauren Rottet, Founding Principal, Rottet Studio.
Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel features 204 stylish and sophisticated guest rooms, including eight suites, which thoughtfully balance residential Southern charm with a modern design aesthetic and pops of the unexpected – to which there is no better example than the custom murals found in each of the hotel's eight suites, created by artist Ryan Coman whose gritty graffiti style juxtaposes a polished, animated element inspired by his father – a famed animator for Disney.
Led by Specialty Chef Blake McDonald, Hickory & Hazel Southern Table and Bar brings the local flavor from New Orleans to Atlanta and is the epitome of southern hospitality. From fried green tomato eggs Benedict and shrimp and grits to a 13th Colony BBQ Brisket Sandwich, guests can indulge in southern comfort with an edge. Also gracing the menu is an old south classic house-made moon pie served with RC Cola. Hickory & Hazel features rustic tables and a dramatic horseshoe shaped bar serving signature cocktails like the Suits your Fancy made from Pisco, pamplemousse rose, fresh celery seed and fennel syrup, fresh squeezed lime juice, and egg white.
Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel offers 6,290 square feet of total event space. Cleverly named after the radiotelephonic spelling alphabet, commonly used in Aviation communication, the Alpha, Bravo, Foxtrot and Echo meeting rooms alongside the Tango Ballroom make up seven total event rooms. A 3,345 square-foot ballroom is perfect for large celebrations and features a floor-to-ceiling outlook of the Tango Terrace. The non-traditional layout is equipped with lounge-style furnishings and décor that pull in natural elements, neutral tones and wall coverings with a custom mural inspired by the flora and fauna of Atlanta.
"Every aspect of the new Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel has been designed specifically for business travelers who may have 20 minutes, two hours or two days in Atlanta, and want to leave with surprising discoveries and a taste of this city's dynamic culture," said Donelle Zunker, General Manager, Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel. "We are delighted to welcome global travelers to experience Atlanta through our Business Unusual lens and offer an inviting alternative to staid airport lounges."
The Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel will offer all of Renaissance's unique experiences, including Evenings at Renaissance, where guests can experience the locale through programming including local artist performances, interactive painting, cooking classes and wine tastings, among other experiences. The brand's signature Bar Ritual will also take flight weekly, bringing travelers together enjoy a complimentary cocktail and encouraging guests to take time for their "5 to 9." For the true social discoverer, the hotel's Navigators will help guests experience the neighborhood's soul with hidden gems and handpicked local discoveries.
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At Renaissance Hotels, part of Marriott International, Inc., it is Business Unusual. Each of our over 160 hotels, located in 35 countries and territories around the world, is unique and every stay offers unconventional programs that help business travelers discover rich, local experiences. We promise to feed the curiosity, fuel the imagination and excite the senses of our guests, who see their business trip as an exciting opportunity for new, interesting and sharable moments. We offer signature events in our lobbies, bars and lounges designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, mixology, gastronomy and more. Renaissance Navigators are neighborhood experts who are ready to assist guests in discovering true local flavors and activities. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting, rooted in creative sensory meeting design and custom-curated local Navigator excursions and networking events.
About Marriott International, Inc.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,100 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 124 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®.
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