This extensive renovation and rebranding transformed a 25 year old independent hotel into the Atlanta Midtown Hyatt, and redefines southern hospitality. DLR Group's design accomplishes the clients' goal of having past guests believe a totally new hotel has been built. A complete exterior redevelopment includes the removal of the existing brick skin that has been replaced with a new state of the art rain screen and high performance skin to eliminate past water infiltration issues and more closely reflect its neighboring buildings on Peachtree Street. Extensive interior improvements and reconfigurations to the guest room floors and public areas meet the needs of a modern full service hotel. Together the improvements enhance the urban connection of the building and promote the visibility of the public spaces outside to Midtown Atlanta.
The scope of work renovated and converted this 12-story, 194 room hotel into a full service Hyatt Hotel with a 5,400 SF meeting space addition. Guest room floors were renovated with new interior finishes, furnishings, toilet/bath rooms and corridors. Renovated public areas include a new open and light filled entry lobby, check in desk, meeting spaces, and pool and fitness area. The new restaurant and lounge have been repositioned to the north side of the building and large windows were added in the restaurant and throughout the main floor so diners and guests can see and be seen from the street. A new entry driveway and car courtyard were renovated with new paving, and a stairway with plantings was added to separate vehicle and pedestrian traffic; both create a stronger street presence for the hotel. DLR Group provided architecture and engineering design services.