A great addition to the hotels of downtown Atlanta is The Candler Hotel. The 17-story high rise was the tallest in the city when it was built in 1906. It was constructed by Asa Griggs Candler, the founder of Coca-Cola.
The building itself was originally created as an office complex, home to the headquarters of Central Bank and Trust. Johnnie Cochran had an office here along with Coca-Cola’s offices.
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It remained an office until 2016 when plans were made to transform it but it took until the next year for plans to begin. In 2019, it opened as The Candler Hotel, a part of Hilton’s Curio Collection. The directory in the elevator lobby still features the names of the businesses that inhabited the upper levels.
The stunning Beaux-Arts marble sculptures have been preserved alongside Tiffany windows and chandeliers while adding modern decor to the lounge spaces.
The over 200 chic guest rooms have a king or two queen beds. They come equipped with the essentials like a mini-fridge, espresso machine, a table, flat-screen television, and USB outlets. The bathroom has a hairdryer and luxury toiletries.
The hotel has amenities like free WiFi, a fitness center, and a business center. By George is the hotel’s restaurant, helmed by celebrity chef Hugh Acheson in the former bank space. It has a French-inspired menu and dishes like bucatini and poached salmon and is named for architect George E. Murphy.
The Candler Hotel is close to AmericasMart, the attractions of Centennial Olympic Park, and public transportation at Peachtree Center.
In terms of coronavirus safety, the hotel requires masks in public spaces. The restaurant is closed until further notice, but the hotel still has room service. Valet is not being offered and hand sanitizer is stationed on every floor.
If You Go
The Candler Hotel is located at 127 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303. Rates start at $230 per night. Parking is $25 for valet and $35 for self-parking. Book your stay by visiting their website or by calling (404) 523-1200.
My stay at The Candler Hotel was hosted by Discover Atlanta.