The Hampton Inn Atlanta-Buckhead owners want to change the hotel’s once-trademark mansard-style roof. At the urging of Special Public Interest District 9’s local zoning review committee, they’re open to sprucing up the landscaping as well.

The Hampton Inn Atlanta-Buckhead on Piedmont Road. (Photo John Ruch)

“The owners want it done right,” said Pierre Patel of Global Management and Investments at the May 3 SPI-9 development review committee meeting at Tower Place 100.

The Hampton Inn chain is getting away from the mansard roof style, and now it’s the turn of the 3398 Piedmont Road hotel. Patel said the owners want to disguise the roofline with a new, lighted cornice. SPI-9 committee members gave some advice on appropriate materials, but also suggested improving the landscaping in coordination with the Buckhead Community Improvement District, which is planning streetscape improvements along that corridor. Patel said the owners are open to the idea, noting it could enhance the hotel’s “curb appeal.”

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.