A mixed-use development anchored by a John Portman & Associates-designed hotel is coming to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
During a Nov. 15 press conference, Mayor Kasim Reed was joined by Airport Interim General Manager Roosevelt Council, Jr., Majestic Realty Company Executive Vice President Stan Conway and Carter President Scott Taylor to announce that the first phase of the development will consist of an 11 story, 440 room four-star hotel. In addition, the development will include 80,000 feet of conference and meeting space and 60,000 square-feet of Class A office space. Total cost of the development is estimated at more than $350 million.
The hotel will be built directly west of the domestic terminal on what is currently the 10-acre West Economy Lot, and visitors will have direct access to the domestic terminal through a new plaza. The design stage is expected to begin next year and the construction is slated to commence by early 2018.
Guests and visitors of the new hotel will have direct access to 750 parking spaces and the SkyTrain, which travels from the airport terminal to the nearby Rental Car Center. A restaurant is planned in the main lobby and a skybar that overlooks the runway will be constructed on the hotel’s tenth floor.
Majestic Realty Company and Carter are currently in discussions with Intercontinental Hotel Group to serve as the hotel operator. Two additional hotels are planned to be built in the second phase of development on land located 13 acres just west of the phase one site.