Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead wraps guestroom renovations

The Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead has completed its renovation project, debuting a refresh of all 127 guestrooms and suites, including new Astoria suites and a Presidential Suite redesign. The propertywide renovation, which commenced in 2022, includes the hotel’s new signature restaurant, Brassica, and its Peacock Alley lounge and Solarium spaces, as well as an enhanced Waldorf Astoria spa.

Led by design firm BHDM Design, the renovation was inspired by local Atlanta influences, creating a “City Within the Forest” concept. The design uses rich woods and warm colors to embrace greenery and nature.

New Guestrooms and Suites

Guestroom corridors have been updated with new paint, custom dogwood-inspired carpet by Jamie Stern and curated artwork from Soho Myriad. Custom cream-colored sofettes are near dark walnut and bronze round tables, suitable for both dining and working, while new custom swing arm wall sconces with over-scaled shades provide residential warmth. Windows are dressed in BHDM-designed custom tone-on-tone panels, developed and printed with Schumacher Hospitality in an ombre flowering branch motif. New carpeting in soft and warm gray and pearl tones was inspired by Chanel tweed. Custom artwork is located throughout, created by local Atlanta artists.

More than 25 Signature Suites have custom tables and upholstery, walnut millwork and newly furnished balconies with views of downtown Buckhead. This includes two new Astoria Suites, which cover more than 1,000 square feet and have two large terraces and kitchenettes.

The redesigned 2,340-square-foot Presidential Suite has a fireside lounge with updated deco millwork and bespoke furnishings including custom-designed tables, seating, lighting and curated artwork. The ceiling is silver-leaved and the working kitchen with polished walnut cabinets and stone marble counters and backsplash for cooks and caterers. There is a new custom dining table with chairs for six and an island that can also seat three. The adjacent master bedroom suite has a floor-to-ceiling upholstered headboard, as well as new furnishings and contemporary artwork.

Additional features of the Presidential Suite include the master bathroom with a deep soaking tub overlooking the city and master closet, as well as two private terraces overlooking the surrounding Buckhead neighborhood.

Signature Restaurant

The newly opened signature restaurant, Brassica, has brasserie-style French cooking inspired by Georgia and the American South. The Peacock Alley lounge is a new intimate bar serving craft cocktails, and the Solarium hosts private dining.

The enhanced 15,000-square-foot Waldorf Astoria Spa was designed as an urban wellness sanctuary with 12 revamped treatment rooms, vitality pools, 60-foot saline lap pool with a private terrace overlooking the hotel’s English Garden and a fitness center.

The hotel’s meeting and event spaces will begin renovation later this year, completing the entire property’s refresh. The 12 meeting rooms on the second floor will receive a decor and lighting refresh, while the ballroom on the lobby level will be fully renovated. The project is slated to begin in Q4 of this year.