March 13, 2012
Hotels taking shape at 10th and Williams
By now, commuters leaving Midtown Atlanta to get on I-75 North from 10th Street have gotten used to the construction at 10th and Williams Street.
The crane remains high in the sky but the building appears to be taking shape at the corner property.
The construction is part of a hotel project that will feature a dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton. The property had been an undeveloped parking lot previously.
Both hotels will be housed in a 12-story tower. Between the two of them, there will be 226 rooms, meeting and conference facilities accommodating up to 200 people, a 110-seat restaurant and lounge, an outdoor elevated pool and spa, a fitness center and valet parking. That last feature will be key in Midtown.
Why the dual branding? According to the developer of the project, North Point Hospitality Group Inc. of Alpharetta, having the two hotels side-by-side will allow them to “better accommodate a wide range of guests’ lodging needs for the business and leisure traveler in the Midtown area.”
The building, which was designed by Lindsay Pope Brayfield Clifford & Associates, is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2013.