Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Atlanta, Georgia – Hotel Review
Peachtree Street, which connects Atlanta’s vibrant neighborhoods from north to south, has seen the city grow around it. For over 40 years, the Hyatt RegencyAtlanta, in Atlanta’s Midtown district, has been witness to it all from its Peachtree Center location, high above the main hub for Marta, the city’s public transportation system. The hotel’s Atrium, International, and Radius Towers recently underwent a major renovation that modernized the rooms while preserving the building’s history.
The Hyatt Regency Atlanta’s lobby is located in the Atrium tower, which is decorated in a decidedly retro shade of dark red, with sunburst detail in the carpet to match the hotel’s original decor. Illuminated glass elevators rise up a column to the lobby’s right and a towering sculpture rises to the left. The reception area consists of a curved series of driftwood-fronted desks that is larger than the check-in areas at many airports. To the left is Sway, the hotel’s restaurant.
During my stay at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, I stayed in three of the hotel’s 1,260 rooms.
This included a Corner King room, in the Atrium tower, which boasted three balconies 18 stories above Atlanta, including one large enough to host a good-sized gathering, and two standard rooms, the last one in the International Tower, with a view straight up Peachtree Street and an excellent vantage point to observe what is known locally as the cigarette building that towers over Georgia Tech.
My first room, 1815, located in the main Atrium tower, was a Corner King Room with separate living area and bedroom, along with large balconies overlooking the city.
The room was large, albeit with low ceilings, and decorated in an almost too retro mixture of grey and black. Both areas had large LCD TV’s and the living room area had a large, L-shaped couch that, with the balcony and the wide sliding doors to the balconies, would be ideal for entertaining. Although I did not throw a party,the central location and proximity to numerous entertainment venues would make this the ideal place to do so. The guests in the adjoining room, however, did host a party, to which I might as well have been invited since I heard everything through the door connecting the rooms.
The bathroom was fairly compact and very modern, with a slate walk-in shower that I liked quite a bit more than the rest of the room,although the water was tepid,and the placement of the valve versus the shower head meant getting soaked whether intended or not.
This room had one interesting feature I couldn’t quite figure out (or shut off): a mysterious speaker near the entrance playing what sounded like a faint, techno beat around the clock. As much of a fan of techno as I am, it added to the twilight-zone feel of the rooms interior.