10 Best Luxury Hotels for The Epitome of Elegance in Atlanta

With numerous large convention centers in the downtown area, there is rarely any point in time when Atlanta isn’t host to a large convention. The downtown hotels are readily prepared to host the influx of guests that such business bring to the city. Well known hotels like the Ritz Carlton, Marriott Marquis and the W Hotel all offer luxurious accommodations for guests in the downtown area. In addition to being close the downtown convention centers, these hotels are also in close proximity to some of Atlanta’s best attractions like the Georgia Aquarium, CNN Center and Centennial Olympic Park.

Just a bit north is the Four Seasons in Midtown. The Four Seasons is posh and displays a level of sophistication that is hard to match. With a great restaurant in the hotel, guests may never want to leave.

Buckhead offers travelers some of the best selection of hotels if they have the money to spend. The The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, Grand Hyatt, St. Regis and JW Marriott are some of the best accommodations in Buckhead. Here you’ll find those on vacation or Senior Executives on company expense accounts. Located near fine dining, travelers can choose to walk a short distance or use the hotel transportation services.


W Atlanta Downtown

Amid the hustle and bustle of downtown Atlanta and the wonder of spots like the Georgia Aquarium, Centennial Olympic Park and the Georgia Dome, you'll find the W Atlanta Downtown hotel. The W is one of the newest hotels in Atlanta and boasts the posh BLT Steakhouse on site. It feels like a boutique hotel only with the amenities of a five star hotel. As with W hotels this is sleek and modern. The roof top pool complete with bar is a must when visiting during warm months. Rooms are spacious and well appointed. Bars like Drinkshop are ultra-swanky and perfect for meeting a client. Expert Tip: Many of the rooms have an open view of the shower, so if not traveling solo or for romantic reasons, make sure you inquire about this.

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This huge hotel boasts a beautiful, 47-story lobby. Guest rooms have floor to ceiling windows and overlook downtown Atlanta. The hotel is located in close proximity to many of the Downtown attractions, near the MARTA rail line and is even connected by sky walk to a couple of other hotels nearby. Enjoy Pulse, a classically cool cocktail lounge and discover the art of mixology with a twist, which provides a relaxing atmosphere and an amazing 50 foot, color changing sail, representing the heart of the revitalized Marquis. Expert Tip: The hotel regularly offers package deals to nearby attractions. Check the website to see the latest offers.

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A Midtown icon, the Georgian Terrace Hotel is located a prestigious Atlanta building steeped in history. It is conveniently located just across the street from the Fox Theatre. Everything is luxurious from the moment guests enter the hotel. Envision floor-to-ceiling windows, crystal chandeliers and white marble columns. This is Southern hospitality at its finest. The hotel is perfect for those visiting from out of town or for those conducting meetings. There are huge modern suites and versatile event and meeting spaces. There is a world-class conference center, an impressive boardroom, classic ballrooms. Just off our lobby, Livingston Restaurant + Bar serves award-winning American cuisine. Expert Tip: The hotel routinely offers $1 valet specials.

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Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta
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This 127 room hotel has a Neo-Classical design. It definitely adds a dramatic focal point in the Buckhead skyline. Located in the heart of Buckhead, it is within walking distance to some of the cities finest shopping - Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, not to mention the exceptional Buckhead dining nearby. It was voted one of the Top 100 U.S. Hotels in Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards and the best hotel in Atlanta in U.S. News & World Report. This hotel is perfect for a staycation. Settle in to the luxury of the lounge, with its nightly entertainment. Or on a lovely evening, enjoy the majestic patio. While the hotel is classy it is welcoming, but not pretentious. Expert Tip: Take advantage of the complimentary overnight shoe shine.

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The St. Regis Atlanta
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This newer hotel sets the tone for opulence in Buckhead. The lobby is stunning with its twin staircases and fancy chandeliers. The St. Regis is a combination of luxury hotel rooms as well as residences. Take advantage of their patio with fire pit. A butler is provided on each floor of the hotel. Guests will be wowed by the state of the art surprises in the beautifully decorated rooms - like a television inside the bathroom mirror so you can watch as you brush your teeth. Try the "West Paces Mary" a Bloody Mary with a unique blend of spices and a pickled green tomato garnish. Expert Tip: They offer complimentary car service in a Bentley!

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Located downtown, the Ritz-Carlton Atlanta feels like a world away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area. Filled with class, the Ritz embraces the modern appeal that a younger crowd seeks with their lobby bar. It is colorful and menus light up to display options. Suites are large and well-appointed. Beds are comfortable and bathrooms are full marble and inviting to guests. The staff pampers guests from the time they arrive until the end of their stay. Staff is gracious and friendly. Take advantage of the breakfast upstairs and in the evening with desserts if it comes with your reservations. Expert Tip: Be sure to make reservations for the patio in the hotel's restaurant, The Atlanta Grill. Space is limited, but the ambiance is superb.

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JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead
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This elegant hotel is attached to the premier Lenox Mall and is located in Atlanta's most trendy district, Buckhead. It features exquisite dining, a cocktail lounge, coffee shop and newsstand/gift shop. Located 11 miles from the airport. Meeting facilities to accommodate 1200. 371 room, 4 suites. The rail system, MARTA can be taken to the Lenox station and then it is only a short walk to hotel. The JW Marriott is an ideal place to stay while exploring this southern city. The lobby, restaurants and other common areas as well as the individual rooms are plush, stylish and very comfortable. Large King rooms with beautiful views of the skyline.

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Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
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This is a fabulous hotel many Atlantans use as their staycation hotel. It is located in close proximity to the best shopping and restaurants Buckhead has to offer. Business travelers are equally pleased with the hotel. Besides a relaxing pool, they also boast a Zen garden that guests will want to explore. This luxury hotel features a business center, multilingual staff and fully equipped fitness center as well. Cassis, the hotel's signature restaurant, combines a relaxed setting with innovative cooking; meanwhile, the Onyx at the Grand Bar is perfect for an evening of cocktails and music. Expert Tip: They offer shuttle service to nearby Buckhead establishments.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
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Another posh, Buckhead hotel, this oasis is often referred to as a hotel within a hotel, where a dedicated concierge attends to individual needs. Details like fresh flowers permeate the lobby. The dark wood and detailed paneling and chandeliers in the elevators are nice touches that you would expect to encounter at the Ritz. The epitome of luxury is in the soft beds and extra soft towels. Make sure to take advantage of their afternoon tea during your stay. For some, it is a mother and daughter tradition. The Ritz offers a complete business center, 24-hour secretarial services, a conference concierge and a technology butler.

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The perfect Midtown location, this 50-story hotel is situated with spectacular views of Atlanta's skyline. The Four Seasons is just steps from the acclaimed High Museum of Art and Atlanta Symphony. While the location is centrally located near everything you would want to see and do in Midtown and close to the downtown attractions, The Four Seasons also offers an escape into a peaceful seclusion if desired. The Spa at Four Seasons in Midtown Atlanta features ten treatment rooms, all soundproofed for a secluded retreat. The hotel is dedicated to serving locally sourced ingredients in its Park 75 Restaurant.Meeting facilities to accommodate 600. 244 Rooms. 17 Suites. MARTA: Arts Center

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