Highgate Hotels to convert Atlanta boutique into The Burgess Hotel

A rendering of the Burgess Hotel's full-service restaurant. Photo credit: Highgate Hotels

Highgate Hotels is flipping a boutique Atlanta property into what will become The Burgess Hotel. The $11 million renovation began last fall and is expected to be completed by January following a full rebranding.

Located in Atlanta's upscale Buckhead neighborhood known for its restaurants and shopping, the revamped five-story, luxury, boutique hotel will add to Highgate’s growing portfolio of more than 100 hotels worldwide. The Burgess Hotel will receive a propertywide redesign consisting of a complete renovation of the property's 100 guestrooms and bathrooms, new furnishings throughout, a revamped lobby with a new first-floor layout and the addition of a presidential suite, as well as exterior work, new windows and an upgraded HVAC. The renovation also will include a new full-service destination restaurant, a separate lobby bar with adjacent lounge, meeting rooms, a fitness center and an outdoor pool.  

A rendering of the Burgess Hotel's lobby. Photo credit: Highgate Hotels

Cumming Construction Management, an international construction consultancy, has been engaged by Highgate to oversee all pre-construction phases of the renovation.

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“As experts in hospitality construction and development projects, we are determined to transform this hotel into one of the area’s premier lodging destinations. We know it is a very competitive market and the boutique style of the hotel will position it among the best,” Jeff Birenbaum, a managing director at Cumming. “In this neighborhood you really have to pay attention to all the small details that add up to a guest’s overall experience. Travelers visiting Buckhead expect an upscale, yet comfortable hotel, and The Burgess Hotel will be just that.”