Downtown Atlanta’s The American Hotel, A DoubleTree by Hilton restored by designONEstudio

Downtown Atlanta’s historic The American Hotel, A DoubleTree by Hilton was recently renovated by designONEstudio.

The property first opened in 1962, playing a part in the Civil Rights Movement. It hosted the likes of Elvis Presley, Carol Channing, Jimmy Carter, James Brown, Nelson Rockefeller and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The $16-million renovation of the 315-room hotel embraces mid-century modern furnishings and design. Key features include vintage mini fridges, 60s car-themed headboards and an Airstream trailer serving as the poolside bar. The hotel’s renovated meeting and banquet space can accommodate groups of up to 500. Fitness facilities include WELLBEATS virtual fitness classes.

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The property is also home to The Cloakroom Kitchen & Bar, which pays tribute to the Cold War. On the walls are images of Kennedy, Khrushchev and other period figures.

The American Hotel is located next to the Tabernacle concert hall and directly across the street from AmericasMart. The hotel is also located near Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia World Congress Center, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and the Peachtree Street business district.

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