Atlanta offers romance in many different guises, from beautifully restored buildings that carry forward stories from another era and luxurious hotels that attend to their guests every need, to venues set up to deliver the perfect wedding. We at Culture Trip have selected some special hotels for you to escape into your own private world and that will most certainly leave you with a smile on your face.
This beautifully restored vintage hotel in the Ponce De Leon neighborhood of Atlanta is bright, colorful and obsessed with the details of making sure you create memories. A lot of effort has gone into making this a unique and modern stay where you can tuck yourselves away in the corner of its brasserie and appreciate some great food or cocktails, or unwind on the rooftop bar taking in the Atlanta skyline. This is a place to escape to in style.
The Whitley offers Southern-style luxury in the prestigious Buckhead neighborhood, where shopping and nightlife have taken on a whole new dimension. This luxury hotel has over 500 rooms, but don’t worry – thanks to lashings of Southern hospitality, you’ll still be made to feel special. Trade Root Restaurant and Lounge has an excellent selection of fine wine.
The Four Seasons in Midtown wows with views across the city from every room – even from your bathtub, if you’re lucky. There’s a fantastic variety of nearby restaurants and bars to choose from, along with an extensive in-room dining menu if you’d prefer to keep things private, day or night. World-renowned chefs are on site to make sure standards stay high.
Many a dream wedding has been held at this Midtown 19th-century mansion lovingly converted into a B&B. Rooms are decorated with gallery-quality art that gives the place a chic, independent air, while four-poster beds, fireplaces and marble bathrooms suggest history and romance in abundance. Take a stroll around the intriguing grounds for guaranteed amore.
In the very center of Midtown and the city’s art scene, this spot has hosted the likes of F Scott Fitzgerald, Walt Disney and the cast of Gone With the Wind (1939), not to mention many a couple who’ve chosen to take their vows surrounded by marble and chandeliers. It is as glamorous and sophisticated as it gets, whether you’re celebrating on a grand scale, or prefer to keep things intimate.
The St Regis offers luxury on an unforgettable scale. Bespoke weddings in the Buckhead neighborhood – with ornate gardens and endless attention to detail – are as memorable as they are lavish, while the Astor Ballroom covers nearly 10,000sqft (930sqm), flooded with the natural light which pours in through its enormous windows. For guests simply searching for a quiet getaway, the rooms feel regal, and butler service is available. Outside, the grounds feature a beautiful waterfall – and what’s more romantic than that?
This charming B&B in the Inman district dates from the late 1800s, and has won a mountain of awards. It towers over the street like a Disney castle and, inside, the grand staircase, ornate fireplaces, large windows and chandeliers make you feel truly fortunate to witness its splendor. The grounds are a perfect place to totally relax into what feels like another time.
Downtown Atlanta offers the chaotic energy of a big city, but – once you cross the marble foyer of the Ritz-Carlton – it’s total tranquility all the way. The panoramic views from the suites are hard to beat, and the staff here know exactly how to attend to the needs of anyone wishing to hide away and enjoy the moment.
The W demonstrates that a real sense of contemporary style easily aligns with the comforts one expects of a big city hotel. The outdoor heated pool on the roof offers spectacular views across Atlanta and beyond – ideal if your idea of romance is sunset bubbles poolside.
The Artmore has won awards for being the most romantic hotel in Atlanta, and a glance at the weekend package makes it easy to see why. Your suite, lavishly decorated with flowers and filled with champagne and sweets, sets you up for a perfect getaway. Both affiliated and adjacent to the High Museum of Art, this is the perfect location for those after a little artistic inspiration.