Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) today announced the opening of Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter, the first Le Méridien hotel to open in the Atlanta metropolitan area and one of nine new Le Méridien hotels slated to open within the next 12 months. Located in the bustling Perimeter Center business district, just minutes from downtown Atlanta, the hotel is owned by RockBridge Capital and managed by Wischermann Partners.
“The opening of Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter is a true milestone as we kick off a year marked by strong growth momentum for Le Méridien,” said Brian Povinelli, Global Brand Leader, Le Méridien and Westin Hotels. “Since its acquisition by Starwood, Le Méridien has transformed under the company into a contemporary, design-led lifestyle brand, and we are proud to debut Le Méridien in the Southeast’s capital of business and culture with such great partners as RockBridge Capital and Wischermann Partners.”
Following a comprehensive, 12-month, $20 million renovation, Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter boasts 275 spacious guest rooms and suites along with an outdoor pool, fitness center, spacious 12 th floor club lounge, and 10,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space. Guests can also enjoy a selection of coffees, cocktails and fine wines at Longitude 84, the hotel’s sleek new lounge, and Portico, the hotel’s ground-floor restaurant slated to open this spring, will feature an eclectic menu of globally inspired cuisine and a spacious terrace ideal for private gatherings and special events.
“The inspiring design featured throughout the spacious guest rooms and public areas, the newly created club lounge and the addition of a new restaurant with an expansive patio complete the transformation of this property,” said Jim Merkel, President and CEO of RockBridge. “The rebranding coupled with the strength of the Starwood system, will position Le Méridien Atlanta Perimeter as the premier hotel in the market. We are excited about adding this showcase property to our portfolio.”