The W Atlanta Downtown Hotel and Residences is 460,000-sq.-ft.; 15 levels of hotel, 12 levels of condominiums and 1 amenities level. The building includes 237 guestrooms and 76 condo units.
The project has many unique qualities that set it apart from other projects and certainly other hotels and condominiums. The project boasts the following components:
Customized Lobby: Custom lobby with hand carved wood walls, water fountain from ceiling to floor (over 20’), separate millwork “pods” in lieu of a traditional front desk, lobby bar composed of torched Canadian hardwood and a monumental spiral stairway entrance to a 2nd floor destination bar.
Customized Pool: An “infinity edge” pool sits on the 16th floor amenity level with views of the city of Atlanta and includes a system customized to meet the owner’s request to have the water and pool deck at the very same level giving it a feeling of the water flowing over the sides of the building.
Helipad: A helipad at the roof level is a feature not seen everyday that allows both hotel and condo guests the ability to fly in or fly out. The team had to work closely with the FAA, city of Atlanta, ownership and the design consultants to come up with a helipad that would also fit into the overall exterior design and appearance.
LED Sign: The project exterior is home to the largest roadside LED sign in the US.
- Local Development of Excellence (2009)
Urban Land Institute