Wylie Hotel, Atlanta’s newest hotel, boasts a moniker of “The Friendly Hotel” and aims to deliver Southern hospitality. The exhibition opened on May 17.
James Green, the hotel’s general manager, is pleased to welcome visitors to one of the city’s most historic (and now Haute) neighborhoods. He says the property will serve as a home away from home for business travelers, adventurers, and locals looking for a place to stay. Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward is a historic neighborhood. At the moment, Atlantans and visitors are very interested and invested in the city’s history, especially finding ways to revitalize old buildings like the Wylie Hotel.
This is not the first time the building has hosted overnight guests. Built-in 1929, it operated as Garner-Wallace Hotel until 1933, then as Ponce de Leon Hotel for many years ago, providing housing for students at Georgia State University, Emory University, and Georgia Tech University. As of 2014, plans are underway to convert it again to a Hotel.
The formerly known Miss P’s Tea Room (Atlanta’s first LGBTQ bar and drag-queen venue) will reopen as Mrs. P’s Bar and Kitchen in Wylie Hotel next month, offering all-day Southern cuisine, a sunroom, and terrace. Mrs. P’s originally opened at the Ponce de Leon Hotel from 1965 to 1997.
Formerly Sears, Roebuck & Co.’s warehouse and distribution center, Ponce City Market offers food shops and boutiques, and Atlanta BeltLine (a 22-mile elevated parkway connecting 45 neighborhoods) is easily accessible from the hotel.
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A touch-free check-in and intelligent rooms are among the hotel’s technology-focused amenities. In addition, the hotel partnered with local interior design firm Pixel Design Collaborative and architects Stevens & Wilkinson. “An important aspect of this design was preserving the integrity of the structure, and we wanted to find partners who were comfortable with that mission,” said Green. Aside from their talent, we chose to work with both partners due to their knowledge of the community, its importance, and how to tie in small nods to the past throughout the hotel.”
Consequently, no two rooms (spanning five categories) in this 111-room hotel are the same, each featuring various unique (and colorful) touches, like a blush-pink plush sofa, orange throw pillows, green drapes, and cane-accented nightstands. Some rooms have balconies. There are also two suites: named Suite P and Q Suite.
Wyliehotel.com offers rooms starting at $89 (in late May and early June) and going up to $199 to $299.