ATLANTA and MCLEAN, Va. - A new chapter begins for a beloved, iconic landmark with the debut of The Candler Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton — one of the most highly anticipated hotel openings in Atlanta this year. The first Curio Collection by Hilton property to open in the city, the majestic property opens its doors today at 127 Peachtree Street NE in Downtown Atlanta.
“Centrally located in one of the most innovative and diverse cities in the U.S.,The Candler Hotel is an exciting addition to our collection of one-of-a-kind hotels,” said Jenna Hackett, global head, Curio Collection by Hilton. “As we continue to expand the brand’s presence to dynamic destinations around the globe, The Candler Hotel exudes the unique qualities Curio Collection is known for, with distinctive history and timeless elegance.”
A member of Historic Hotels of America, The Candler Hotel has a storied past with an enduring legacy. Built in 1906 for Coca-Cola Founder and former Atlanta Mayor Asa Griggs Candler, the 17-story high-rise is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was Atlanta’s first steel skyscraper.
“We are thrilled to welcome guests to The Candler Hotel and debut a completely reimagined landmark in the city,” said Martin Wormull, general manager, The Cander Hotel. “To bring Atlanta’s influence to this beloved building, special historical touches are woven into the hotel throughout that transport guests to a grander time.”
After undergoing an expansive transformation, the building has been reimagined as a stunning hotel where style, comfort, charm and Southern hospitality converge to create a captivating destination. Many of the building’s original Beaux-Arts architectural details — as well as the Gothic and Renaissance elements — were retained, including the marbleized lobby and the bank vault in the building’s basement, which is rumored to be the former hiding place of the sought-after Coca-Cola formula. Upscale modern conveniences have been incorporated to ensure hotel guests enjoy a truly memorable stay.
Award-winning designer Nicole Hollis of the renowned NICOLEHOLLIS firm led the visionary interior design project, preserving the original lobby, grand marble staircase and authentic Tiffany windows, among other treasures. With a playful nod to the hotel's architectural style, The Candler Hotel displays a curated collection of art that captures the energy and attitude of Atlanta, then and now.
Refined, Yet Relaxed Opulence
Preservation of the past is reflected in the hotel’s elegant surroundings, while history, artistry and modern touches intertwine throughout the intimate spaces of the property. Designed for maximum comfort, the 265 graciously appointed guest rooms, including 34 spacious suites, have a warm, residential feel with custom furnishings, high ceilings, rich textures and abundant natural light streaming through the expansive windows, providing sweeping views in all directions.
Thoughtful touches enhance the guest experience, from ultra-chic premium bedding to luxurious black-out drapes for privacy, plush robes and exclusive bath amenities from noted fashion house Balmain. Easy-access electric charging ports in all headboards, top-of-the-line flat-screen TVs and mini-fridges offer added convenience, while our spacious suites boast a separate sleek, black-and-gold accented sitting area with a 55-inch HDTV and pull-out sofa, ideal for families.
Distinctive Dining and Libations at By George
Sumptuous, creative cuisine is in store at By George, the in-house bank turned signature restaurant and bar that pays homage to the building’s original architects, George E. Murphy and George Stewart. At the helm is celebrity Chef Hugh Acheson, a two-time James Beard Foundation Award winner and former contestant on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters. The restaurant features an all-day menu of classic cuisine influenced by traditional French cooking in addition to offering an onsite bar, room service and banquet catering.
In a plush corner of By George is a lively seating area donned by floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a stylish backdrop to the social scene outside of the restaurant. Inside, guests can enjoy signature craft cocktails shaken and stirred by acclaimed Mixologist Kelli Thorn, alongside a wine list curated by accomplished Sommelier Steven Grubbs. Beyond the glass doors of By George is the hotel’s lobby area, perfect for relaxing and unwinding, as it includes a cozy reading nook and serves as the setting for intimate wine tastings and afternoon tea hosted by the culinary team.
Memorable Meetings and Events
Boasting 6,000 square feet of function space, including a distinctive grand ballroom, The Candler Hotel offers a coveted destination for events and special occasions in Atlanta. From intimate boardroom meetings to lavish weddings, the hotel can accommodate groups of up to 300 people, always providing exceptional choreographed service and acute attention to detail.
Fitness Pursuits at Your Leisure
Guests can maintain their workout regimen in the state-of-the-art 24-hour fitness center equipped with the latest in Peloton fitness technology, cardio equipment and weights.
‘Relax and Take It Back’ Package
As part of its opening celebration, The Candler Hotel invites guests to experience its ambiance and amenities with a ‘Relax and Take It Back’ package that includes overnight accommodations, a selection of in-room fun and board games, breakfast for two (in-room or at By George), gourmet popcorn, two signature Coca-Cola floats and a late checkout. Weekday rates begin at $269 per night based on double occupancy.
The Candler Hotel is managed by Highgate, a premier hospitality investment and management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry.
Highgate is a premier hospitality investment and management company widely recognized as an innovator in the industry. Highgate is the dominant player in U.S. gateway markets including New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco, and Honolulu. Highgate also has an expanding presence in key European markets through properties in London, Paris, Barcelona, Vienna, and Prague. The company provides expert guidance through all stages of the hospitality property cycle, from planning and development through recapitalization or disposition. Highgate also has a proven record of developing bespoke hotel brands and utilizes industry-leading proprietary revenue management tools that identify and predict evolving market dynamics to drive outperformance and maximize asset value. With an executive team consisting of some of the industry’s most experienced hotel management leaders, the company is a trusted partner for top ownership groups and major hotel brands. Highgate maintains corporate offices in New York, London, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Seattle.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 19 world-class brands comprising more than 7,000 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 123 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for six consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the nearly 146 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Curio Collection by Hilton
Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of more than 130 one-of-a-kind hotels and resorts handpicked for their distinct character. Curio Collection properties offer guests the ability to experience independent hotels that offer authentic, curated experiences through local offerings and elevated amenities, while providing the benefits of Hilton and its award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors. Experience Curio Collection by Hilton by booking at curiocollection.com or through the industry-leading Hilton Honors app. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. Learn more about Curio Collection by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/curio, and follow the brand on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.