While there are many lodging options in the affluent Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, the W may be by far the coolest. From Rande Gerber’s rooftop bar, Whiskey Blue Atlanta, to the infinity pool overlooking Peachtree Road, to the chic Thom Filicia-designed Living Room, style and sophistication emanate from each thoughtfully-crafted space at W Atlanta - Buckhead.
Not only did Thom Filicia outfit the swanky Living Room lobby, he also decorated each of the 291 guest rooms and suites with his vintage-meets-contemporary aesthetic. Crisp white linens are offset by punches of red, orange, and floral prints strategically placed around the room to offer a balance of energy and calm. Standard amenities include signature W beds with pillow top mattresses, goose down duvets, 37-inch Plasma TVs, iPod docking stations, and beautiful bathrooms complete with rainforest shower, Bliss® Spa sinkside six products, makeup mirror, and cozy W Waffle Spa Robes.
Whether you’re craving a meal, a light snack or cocktails, the hotel has created its very own hot spots to satisfy any craving. The Living Room lobby is more than just a place to check-in and check-out. Here, you’ll find guests relaxing with the paper and a cup of coffee in the morning, playing board games or getting work done in the afternoon, and sipping martinis and grooving to the live DJ at night. You can keep the party going under the stars at Whiskey Blue on the W’s rooftop. Take the elevator to the 12th floor and step into a sexy, 1970s-inspired Palm Springs hideaway decked out in plush sofas, shag carpets, and glamorous rock n’ roll photographs.
Vastly different in concept and décor, yet equally popular, is Cook Hall, the W’s American gastropub. Rustic wooden banquets and handwritten chalk board specials create a warm and welcoming environment in which to savor small plates of Crispy Pork Belly and Caramelized Potato Gnocchi or light snacks such as Marinated Olives or Grilled Octopus.
When it comes to imbibing with friends and family, the restaurant offers a great selection of beer, wines, and handcrafted cocktails from mastermind Belinda Chang, a 2011 James Beard Foundation Award recipient. Try one of their creative concoctions like the True Blood made with sparkling wine, grappa, blood orange shrub elderflower and lemon; or the Yellow Pepper Caprese with EVOO Boyd&Blair vodka, yellow pepper shrub, lime agave and BBQ bitters. Or mix one up yourself with the Cook Hall Cocktail Kit—it comes with your choice of liquor, mixers, fresh herbs, extracts, and recipes to make an adult beverage that is uniquely your own.
With so much going on right on property, you might find it hard to leave. You can squeeze in a workout any time of day at the state-of-the-art FIT gym open 24 hours a day; cool off with a dip in the infinity-edge pool looking out over Peachtree Road; or handle all your professional tasks at the Wired Business Center. And don’t forget, your four-legged friends are always welcome and just as spoiled as their human counterparts with custom beds, toys, turndown treats, dog-walking service, and pet-in-room door sign awaiting their arrival.
Should you choose to venture outdoors, the hotel’s ideal location on Peachtree Road makes exploring Atlanta easy. Upscale shopping destinations such as Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza Mall are just steps away, and art and entertainment options like the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and High Museum of Art a few miles away. And when you return from your day’s excursion, you can count on the W Atlanta – Buckhead to greet you with equal parts Southern charm and modern luxury.
W Atlanta - Buckhead
3377 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30326