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THE EVENTS and places OF ATLANTA’S PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE THAT HAVE AND ARE TRANSFORMING THE CITY INTO THE INCREASINGLY MORE GLOBAL AND PROMINENT CITY OF TODAY AND TOMORROW.
Westin Peachtree Plaza
When did it open?
Where is it located?
In downtown Atlanta at 210 Peachtree Street NW
Who built it?
GA Tech graduate John Portman was both the architect and developer
How Big is it?
73 stories and 1,196,240 SF
What is significant about it?
the tower was the tallest hotel in the world when it first opened; today it is the fourth tallest in the Western Hemisphere and the 30th tallest in the world. Also, the hotel contains a large indoor atrium that Portman’s hotels are famous for throughout the world.
Who owns it?
Portman Holdings is owner; Marriot International manages the hotel
Why should I care?
The uppermost two floors contain the Sun Dial Restaurant and an observation platform with breathtaking views in all directions
Nick has extensive experience in real estate and a passion for exploring cities