Famed architect (and Georgia Tech alumnus!) John Portman has unveiled a new Hotel Indigo in downtown Atlanta. Portman is singlehandedly responsible for many of the iconic buildings in the Atlanta skyline including the Westin Peachtree Plaza, Hyatt Regency, and Marriott Marquis. He also designed Renaissance Center in Detroit and Tomorrow Square in Shanghai, China, just a few of the buildings from the vast portfolio from his long career. He has now renovated one of his earliest buildings, 230 Peachtree, a building similar in exterior design to San Francisco's Embarcadero Center, "into a 206-room Hotel Indigo, upscale restaurant JP Atlanta and office space."
Portman showed his emotional investment in his hometown, saying during the ribbon cutting that he was "...in love with Atlanta. It’s the greatest city in the world.” The new hotel looks gorgeous from the artist renderings and will include a new upscale restaurant, JP Atlanta.
I have enjoyed my previous stays in Hotel Indigos, but, living in Atlanta, my chances of staying in Portman's latest hotel are low. However, if I ever need a mattress run for IHG, the downtown Atlanta Hotel Indigo will be high on my list of choices!