Cooper Cary, Carolyn Auger, Balfour Beatty renovate Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia

The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta's John Portman-designed hotel, completed the final phase of its $70-million renovation. In partnership with Atlanta architecture firm Cooper Cary, Atlanta interior designer Carolyn Auger of Blackdog Studio and contractor Balfour Beatty, every interior element of the hotel was revamped, with changed made to the redesigned lobby, all 1,073 guestrooms and suites and the revolving Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar and View.

The lobby's transformation includes elements of nature that are complemented with rich textiles and modern furnishings. Seating zones with a modern color palette alongside sculpture-inspired lighting provide a backdrop for guests to meet casually with friends and family.

For events, available are the new meeting spaces. All 85,000 square feet of meeting space, including the Peachtree and Savannah ballrooms, are well-appointed with nature-inspired design elements carried from the lobby. For larger conventions, the hotel has direct access to more than 400,000 square feet of exhibit and additional meeting space at America's Mart and 200 Peachtree, an adjoining event facility. For smaller, ad-hoc meetings, guests can utilize Tangent at Westin, a private lobby space for up to six complete with tables, chairs and AV equipment.

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The hotel's lobby was also revitalized with an upgraded Starbucks and lobby bar, renamed Bar 210, and is now home to FedEx office.

Guest rooms and suites have been refreshed with new carpet, paint and wallpaper, new ergonomic desk chairs, lamps, phones, environmentally-friendly climate controls, 42-inch flat screen televisions and new window treatments. All guestrooms and suites offer the Westin Heavenly Bed, Heavenly Bath enhanced with the brand's Heavenly Shower, Heavenly Robe and White Tea Aloe bath amenities, in-room and high-speed Internet access.

Unchanged in the guestrooms are the floor to ceiling windows that offer each guest views of the Atlanta area.

The hotel's tri-level rotating dining complex received a complete makeover mid-2013. From the restaurant's view level, a 360 degree panoramic vista of Atlanta is available. New to this level are four Digiboards, each displaying highlights of the landscape with history of landmarks, such as Centennial Olympic Park, East Atlanta or the Georgia Dome. The venue is available for banquets or corporate events.

Designed by John Portman in 1976, The Westin Peachtree Plaza is a 73-story tower, topped by the tri-level, revolving Sun Dial Restaurant Bar & View. At 754 feet, The Westin Peachtree Plaza was Atlanta's tallest building until 1987, when it was surpassed by One Atlantic Center. Today, The Westin Peachtree Plaza is the fifth tallest building in Atlanta and remains the tallest hotel in the Southeast.