InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta – a Southern-style revamp • Hotel Designs
The sophisticated design of the 422 guest rooms at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta invites a new chapter of luxury by elevating the hotel guest experience, while maintaining the warm Southern hospitality for which the property has long been known. The newly renovated grand lobby on the ground floor features signature pink marble floors, memorable light fixtures and oversized windows to capture natural light from the private outdoor garden. A carefully balanced combination of traditional and contemporary, the space draws guests in with upholstery in shades of pink and red and lush plantings on white decor, while a custom ceiling light features hundreds of crystals mouth blown.
Large-scale abstract paintings by local mixed-media artist Niki Zarrabi adorn the walls, creating a fascinating focal point. The check-in room is a nice complement to the lobby, with a quartzite countertop and carpet in pink and gray tones as well as soft white walls and stone flooring. When designing the ballrooms and meeting spaces, KTGY SDDG incorporated the themes of elegance, culture and serenity. Textured gray bird-of-paradise wallpaper accents the pre-operation space, complemented by brass lanterns, large mirrors, and custom floral displays that serve as additional decor elements. Drawing inspiration from the region’s southern roots and the state symbol of the bee, these public spaces offer a refined aesthetic with poetic purple wallcoverings and custom carpeting featuring a pattern that mimics the flight of a bee.
The Club Lounge offers the contrast between ebony hardwood floors and pristine white walls, in addition to eye-catching green accents throughout the space. Large rugs, inspired by the texture of natural stone, adorn the floor in flowing shapes reminiscent of a garden in shades of green, gray and charcoal.
The Signature Suites are designed around the concept of the archetypal Southern Belle while the Presidential Suite reflects the characteristics of Southern Gentlemen. Rooms range from a Deluxe Room to a Presidential Suite with five deluxe options in between. Upon entering the suites, guests discover a space flanked by artwork and mirrors as well as an upgraded bathroom vanity, new flooring, custom living room and dining room furniture as well as lighting.
Signature Suites feature a soft palette of crisp whites, warm taupe accents, and a signature touch of jeweled emerald velvet, while the Presidential Suite features darker accent metals, wood texture, and stone with finished floors in honey tones, an upgraded fireplace and iron four poster bed.
The state-of-the-art InterContinental Buckhead prides itself on progressive luxury features while maintaining a classic hospitality approach for business and leisure travelers.
Main image credit: InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta / Mike Schwartz