The Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel Debuts
The newest hotel to be connected via a two-minute SkyTrain ride to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel, set to open this month.
With 204 modern guest rooms, more than 6,000 square feet of event space and meeting rooms, and a dramatic, open lobby area, the new Renaissance is geared toward both travelers of business and pleasure. It’s also a destination for locals looking for an intriguing staycation, says General Manager Donelle Zunker, who calls the clientele “social discoverers.”
“They take pride in going where the locals love to explore and eat,” she says. “Their interests revolve around travel and adventure, food and wine, architecture and design, and art and culture.”
The hotel itself will provide many opportunities for exploration, including being part of a nightly bar ritual designed to create a new cocktail, listening to local musicians, and taking part in wine tastings, guitar lessons or painting, says Zunker. “We will be sharing upcoming experiences on our Facebook page as well as with our internal guests,” she adds.
Navigators, the Renaissance version of the modern concierge, will be “dedicated local experts who uncover discoveries that only locals would know,” says Zunker, adding that even locals themselves can benefit from their expertise. “With the proximity to the airport, the hotel will be great for locals who have early flights, or even newlyweds celebrating the night before they fly off for their honeymoon.”
Atlantans as well as guests can partake in Southern cuisine with a twist at the on-site restaurant Hickory & Hazel Southern Table & Bar. Among the menu items: sweet tea-brined chicken and waffles, grilled bourbon cider pork chops and glazed Vidalia onion crisps.
BY: Melanie Lasoff Levs