Atlanta’s Candler Building Reopens as Luxury Hotel

The historic Beaux-Arts building completed in 1906 by Asa Griggs Candler is now home to a 265-key hospitality property under a Hilton brand.
The Candler Hotel
The Candler Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton. Image courtesy of Hilton

The Candler Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton has opened its doors in Atlanta. The city’s first Curio Collection property occupies the historic Candler Building, a 17-story tower dating from 1906. Owner REM Associates adapted the office tower for hotel use, partnering with The Development Services Group for redevelopment and The Beck Group for architecture and construction services. The transformation work began in 2016 and was initially slated for completion in late 2017.

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Located at 127 Peachtree St. NE in downtown Atlanta, the iconic building is right next to Woodroof Park and two blocks west of the Fairlie-Poplar historic district. The luxury hotel is within walking distance of Peachtree Center Transit Station and five blocks west of the Downtown Connector. Atlanta International Airport is roughly 11 miles south.

The Candler Hotel features 265 guestrooms, including 34 suites. Amenities include a fitness center and 6,000 square feet of function space that can accommodate up to 300 people. The ground floor houses By George, the in-house bank turned signature restaurant and bar. Highgate Hotels is the manager of the property.

A new face for a historic building

Built by Asa Griggs Candler, Coca-Cola magnate and former Atlanta Mayor, The Candler Building was Atlanta’s tallest steel skyscraper at the time of its completion. In 2016, REM Associates started the property’s extensive transformation into a hotel. The renovation process preserved many of the building’s Beaux-Arts, Gothic and Renaissance elements.

The interior design project led by NICOLEHOLLIS also retained the original lobby, grand marble staircase and Tiffany windows. In addition to that, the restaurant space’s interior design draws inspiration from the building’s original architects, George E. Murphy and George Stewart.