367 Rooms / 4 Suites
Though JW Marriott, an upscale hotel chain that tends to cozy with a corporate clientele, can be found in more than 50 locations across the globe, JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead is the only one in Georgia. Upon entering the 25-floor hotel that’s situated in the heart of Atlanta’s ritziest neighborhood, Buckhead, you get a sense of just how special the distinction is. With leather armchairs, marble flooring and elegant design touches throughout, the spacious lobby makes the opening declaration, saying without pause that it belongs in the same mention as the area’s other tony accommodations. Nox Creek Lounge, an informal eatery with an elegant lunch and dinner menu, and Nox Creek Southern Grille, a breakfast and special events haven, speak to the foodie. More than 22,000 square feet of meeting space and the JW Executive Lounge make resounding statements to white-collar types as well.
Once you move upstairs, things get more impressive. After a $12 million renovation in 2012, the 371 guest rooms and suites now speak even louder to CEOs (marble baths and downtown Atlanta views) and families on the go (elegantly decorated suites have sofa beds). But no matter your reason for visiting, a fully refurbished fitness center, pool — cross your fingers for a sunny day so you can fully bask in the rays — and effortless access to the popular adjoining mall, Lenox Square, are welcomed sights to all (the city’s other high-end mall, Phipps Plaza, is just down the road). JW Marriott’s sole Georgia outpost is right at home in the upscale neighborhood.