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The things we love most about InterContinental Buckhead are its accessibility to luxury shopping and fine restaurants, its sustainable hospitality practices, interactive approach to customer service, the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel’s walking art tour and the peaceful, verdant central Courtyard.
1. The shopping. Luxury shopping is steps away from the luxury Atlanta hotel. Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza are located off Peachtree Road, sometimes called the “Rodeo Drive” of the Southeast’s “Beverly Hills” that is Buckhead. You can indulge in nearly 250 specialty retail shops at Lenox Square Mall, with Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdale’s holding down the retail fort.
2. The green space. But you don’t need to go far to love the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel's location — the best features are housed at the hotel itself. The central Windsor Garden is a breath of fresh air in the metropolitan setting. It’s a green space to steal away with a good book or even play croquet.
3. The technology. The Atlanta hotel strives to interact with its guests, starting with welcome videos from Chef Concierge Richard Lara on the Internet that will orient you with Buckhead and the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel’s special offerings. If you have extra questions that come up during your stay, you can interact with Lara over your iPad. Another interactive convenience: Boarding stations where you can save yourself from the hassle of checking in for your flight at the airport.
4. The art. While Atlanta boasts many renowned art museums, InterContinental Buckhead is its own museum of sorts to American artist George Long’s works, among 15 works from other prominent artists. Long is an Atlanta local, but his work has appeared all across the country. His “8 x 8” series at the hotel investigates the same themes and language of iconography found in his mixed media artwork. Swing around the circular lobby lounge area to take in Long’s 3D pieces.
5. The advocacy. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel helps save the planet, and so can you during your stay. The entrée fountain that greets you is actually using recycled rainwater to help alleviate Georgia’s drought conditions. If you don’t use all your Essential Elements by Gilchrist and Soames or Penhaligon’s of London soap products in your room, don’t sweat it. The luxury hotel is part of the Global Soap Project, partnering with National Geographic to donate unused soap to villages impacted by malaria. You also have the option in your room to save water by leaving a card on your bed, prompting housekeeping to remake, but not rewash, your linens.