The Past and Present Meet at the Newly Revamped American Hotel, a Doubletree by Hilton
ATLANTA - Downtown Atlanta's first modern hotel has been restored to its original glory and will soon present a unique blend of the hotel's rich history. The American Hotel, A DoubleTree by Hilton, has been redefined and carries with it a rich history that brings the building to life.
Ahead of its time when it opened in 1962, the hotel played an integral part in the Civil Rights Movement, welcoming all guests as the premier hotel in Atlanta. The American Hotel hosted notable public figures such as Elvis Presley, Carol Channing, Jimmy Carter, James Brown, Nelson Rockefeller and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"When The American Hotel opened for business in June of 1962, it became a history-maker by welcoming guests of all races, said Sheffield Hale, president and CEO of the Atlanta History Center. "In fact, it is recognized as the first integrated hotel in downtown Atlanta by the Atlanta History Center."
The $16 million renovation of the 315-room hotel embraces mid-century modern furnishings and design paired with first-class service and amenities, such as the signature, warm DoubleTree Cookie. Unique features include vintage mini fridges, 60's car-themed headboards and an Airstream trailer serving as the poolside bar. The hotel's renovated meeting and banquet space can accommodate groups of up to 500. High-tech fitness facilities include WELLBEATS virtual fitness classes where participants can engage with world-class instructors in a live class experience.
"Legacy Ventures has re-energized an important part of our city's downtown fabric," said Legacy Ventures' COO Kevin Richards. "Our focus has been to create state-of-the-art hotel and restaurant guest experiences while honoring The American's storied history. This project has sparked a high level of enthusiasm with our team, and we are confident our guests will love the revamped look from the moment they walk in the door."
The property is also home to The Cloakroom Kitchen & Bar, which pays tribute to the Cold War. Guests can sit back and indulge in classic craft cocktails and bar bites surrounded by images of Kennedy, Khrushchev and other period figures.
The American Hotel is situated next to the renowned Tabernacle concert hall and directly across the street from wholesale trade center, AmericasMart. The hotel is a short walk across Centennial Olympic Park to the Georgia World Congress Center and the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and just one block off the Peachtree Street business district. The American Hotel is Legacy Ventures' fourth hotel in the Centennial Park District and The Cloakroom is the firm's 10th restaurant in the district.
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Founded in 1996, Legacy Ventures specializes in hotels, restaurants and mixed use developments. Projects range in size from $10 million to $100 million and often involve complex financial structures or public-private collaborations. Legacy Ventures has an in-house design and construction team that includes architects, interior designers, engineers, and general contractors. Through the Legacy Ventures' promise, "Thoughtfully Enhancing the Built Environment."TM, it manages seven dynamic full-service properties representing 1,500+ guest rooms and ten distinctive restaurants. Legacy's portfolio encompasses a multi-disciplined approach to creating timeless places. For more information visit: LVmgt.com
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