InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Epelboim Development Group began the development of a new Even Hotels property in Alpharetta, Ga.
Set to open in the third quarter of 2019, the new-build construction hotel continues the expansion of the wellness-focused brand’s footprint in the Southeast and marks the first location in metro Atlanta. This project comes on the heels of the brand’s recent openings of two Even Hotels in Sarasota, Fla., and Eugene, Ore.
The six-story Even Hotel will consist of 132 rooms, four suites, flexible public workspaces, 750 square feet of meeting space, a business center, an onsite restaurant and a 1,200-square-foot Athletic Studio. The hotel will also incorporate the brand’s in-room fitness elements and a balance of health-conscious and food & beverage options to help guests maintain their wellness routine while traveling away from home.
“We are enthused to work alongside Epelboim Development Group on its second Even Hotels project as we continue to grow the brand in the Southeast," Joel Eisemann, chief development officer, Americas, IHG, said in a statement. "This new hotel will provide an innovative guest experience for wellness-minded business and leisure travelers and demonstrates the confidence our owners have in this growing brand.”
The hotel will include a fitness experience using the brand’s signature Athletic Studio, which is larger than typical hotel gyms. Every guestroom will include an in-room fitness zone with a dedicated workout space, fitness equipment and 18 different workout videos, ranging from 10 to 30 minutes in length.
The Even Hotel Alpharetta will also include the brand’s signature Cork & Kale café, offering a menu that emphasizes variety, dine-in meals and quicker options like breakfast sandwiches and salads from the Grab-and-Go marketplace that will be available 24/7 for guests’ convenience.
Located off of Georgia Route 400 and Old Milton Parkway in the northern Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, the Even Hotel Alpharetta has access to downtown Atlanta, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the area’s neighborhoods. The hotel will be located close to shopping venues, restaurants, arts and cultural attractions, and is across the street from Avalon, an 86-acre, mixed-use development with more than 500,000 square feet of retail, lodging, theatre, office and residential space. Alpharetta was ranked the sixth fastest-growing city in the nation, is home to more than 900 technology companies and has a presence of companies in the finance, healthcare and logistics industries.
“We are delighted to have been chosen by IHG to develop this showcase Even Hotel," Noel Epelboim, president and CEO of Epelboim Development Group, said in a statement. "We believe in the brand and are certain that this will be a pillar of the brand’s expansion and growth across the U.S.”
Epelboim Development Group is also the developer for the Even Hotel Miami - Airport, which is scheduled to open in fall of 2018. The Even Hotel Alpharetta will be the third hotel for the brand to open in the Southeast, and will also join the Even Hotel Sarasota-Lakewood Ranch that opened in early 2018. The Alpharetta hotel will be a joint venture between Epelboim Development Group and IHG, and will be managed by IHG.