InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta renovations slated to finish this summer

InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta is undergoing a massive renovation expected to finish this summer. The project will see a number of improvements including upgrades to meeting and event spaces and a new restaurant.
InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta is undergoing a massive renovation expected to finish this summer. The project will see a number of improvements including upgrades to meeting and event spaces and a new restaurant.

ATLANTA, Ga. – InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta is undergoing a comprehensive renovation slated to be fully complete in summer 2022.

The property-wide transformation of the hotel will be completed in two phases, with stage one unveiled this month which features the opening of The Americano, helmed by celebrity chef Scott Conant; design updates to the hotel’s lobby lounge; new Breakfast Cafe; and enhancements across the more than 31,000 square feet of meetings and events space.

“We are proud to celebrate the reimagination of InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta,” says Gerasimos Ferentinos, general manager. “These enhancements will elevate all aspects of the hotel from the design-forward environment to the services and amenities provided to our guests–all while offering a luxury experience synonymous with the InterContinental brand.”

As the first major renovation since the hotel’s inception in November 2004, the project comes on the heels of the brand’s 75th anniversary.

Chicago-based KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group was tasked with the redesign of the hotel’s interior spaces including the entryway, check-in area, main lobby, meetings spaces, Club Lounge, and guest rooms and suites. The concept was based strongly on pillars of Atlanta’s Southern roots, including the state symbols of the peach, honeybee, and Cherokee rose.

Phase one of InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta’s top-to-bottom renovation includes:

  • The hotel features more than 31,000 square feet of event, meeting, conference, and banquet space. Accommodating up to 1,100 guests, InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta delivers indoor and outdoor event space, high speed Wi-Fi, and professional catering. Guests can choose from four unique meeting rooms and two ballrooms with seamless access to the Windsor Garden.
  • Opened on May 23, the hotel will now be home to The Americano, an Italian American restaurant led by two-time James Beard Award-winning chef and restaurateur, Chef Scott Conant. Blending a European style of service with contemporary Italian-inspired dining, The Americano features a menu serving every taste–from steaks and house-made pasta to organic salads, Italian antipasti, and Mediterranean seafood. The restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and features a bespoke café for coffee, handmade pastries, and other morning treats. The Americano will host a diverse cocktail selection with a wine list featuring 200 selections from Italy and the United States, including iconic labels and exclusive chef-selected producers.  For guests seeking a more intimate dining experience, a private dining room is available upon request.

The second phase of this transformation will bring the opening of a rebranded spa concept, updates to all 422 guestrooms and suites, and more of the property’s public spaces, including the Windsor Gardens and saltwater pool, and lastly, the exclusive 21st-floor Club Lounge. This phase and additional details are expected to be completed late summer 2022.

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