Former Atlanta Ritz-Carlton reopens as The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel

The Whitley, Atlanta

The Luxury Collection Hotels and Resorts officially opened The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, situated in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood. Owned by Host Hotels & Resorts, and officially rebranding from the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, The Whitley joins the growing portfolio of more than 100 Luxury Collection hotels and resorts around the world. Now, the 507-room property will host guests from around the world with tailored stays including timeless and modern design as well as Southern hospitality.

“By delivering authentic experiences, The Luxury Collection offers today’s global explorer a launch pad from which to discover iconic and emerging destinations around the world,” Mitzi Gaskins, global brand leader, The Luxury Collection, said in a statement. “With its cosmopolitan spirit and sense of warm hospitality, The Whitley will provide guests with a new lens through which to experience Buckhead, an exciting part of Atlanta with its own unique history and culture.” 

The Whitley introduces a newly renovated restaurant, bar, as well as the Legacy Ballroom, which includes 14-foot ceilings, crystal chandeliers, a wall of windows and private alfresco terrace. Future enhancements include a guestroom renovation, a refresh of public spaces and the introduction of an updated arrival experience. Embracing The Luxury Collection’s reputation for being an authority on the locale, guests will also be able to unlock the destination with the assistance of the concierge ambassador. The Whitley, named for Buckhead’s namesake John Whitley, will serve as a destination for business, leisure, meetings and events in the neighborhood.

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“We’re excited to usher in a new era for one of Buckhead’s most storied addresses,” David Friederich, managing director, The Whitley, said in a statement. “As we establish The Whitley’s brand presence in this iconic neighborhood, we’re merging the refined luxury and service for which The Luxury Collection is known.”

The hotel’s 56 suites range in size from 720 to 1,800 square feet, with every room offering guests a large living area. The Whitley Club Level offers curated touches such as chef-created breakfasts and a complimentary nightcap before bed, and all rooms provide access to the property's spa and fitness center.

With more than 30,000 square feet of versatile function space, The Whitley also maintains Buckhead’s historic purpose as a meeting place. The hotel’s 31 event spaces serve as settings for gatherings ranging from corporate retreats, large charity galas and weddings.