Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter Has Arrived
After months of renovation work, costing around $20 million, Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter has officially opened inside the former Atlanta Perimeter Hotel and Suites. Of course, you remember the back story on this place, right? It originally opened as the W Atlanta Perimeter back in 1999, then Starwood sold it off in 2012, and it became an independent hotel.
But back in April, the owners announced that Starwood would return as the hotel's operator—only this time, it would become a Le Meridien property.
Lots of work went in to transforming the hotel—including top-to-bottom renovations of all guest rooms, suites and public spaces, as well as a new Club Lounge, two club floors, and a new restaurant and bar. Biggest of all, the hotel took away all the balconies and replaced them with floor to ceiling windows.
But the hotel is nearing the end of its metamorphosis: on Thursday, the hotel officially re-opened as Le Meridien, with four out of twelve floors now open to guests. Though the restaurant is still under construction, the Longitude Bar is open, and the rest of the property is set to be completed by early June.
UPDATE: TonetoAtl just revealed that the name of the restaurant will be Portico, and will be a new concept by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. The menu will feature international fare with heavy European and Asian influences. Jean-Georges Vongerichten also manages restaurants at two other Starwood properties in town: W Buckhead and W Midtown.
Rates start at around $239/night for a classic king.
[Photo: Le Meridien Atlanta Perimeter]