Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the Ritz Carlton Atlanta is a luxury oasis close to the city’s attractions and minutes from Georgia Aquarium and Centennial Olympic Park, Newly renovated guestrooms make this a wonderful “home away from home.”
Guests arrive in a stunning lobby with ornate chandeliers, gold framed mirrors, marble floors and pots of beautiful flowers.
The 444 rooms overlook the Atlanta skyline and offer 400 count cotton linens, goose down pillows, marble bathrooms with rain shower heads and Asprey bath amenities and 55″ flat screen TV’s. Wellness level rooms feature PURE air purification, making the guestroom hypoallergenic, iHome Zenergy, light and sound therapy machine, Yoga Mat, Foam Roller and Stability Ball and complimentary daily access to Resolution Fitness at 191. Club Level rooms offer breakfast, light snacks, hors d’ oeuvres, beverages and sweets throughout the day, a dedicated Concierge and spacious Club Lounge and complimentary WiFi.
Start at the Lumer Bar in the lobby, a local “hot spot”, featuring artisan cocktails (try the Southern Skies Julep, Bourbon, fresh blackberries, fresh mint, simple syrup and Plum bitters) and live jazz, classical guitar and Peruvian flute Tuesday-Saturday.
AG is the signature restaurant with a modern take on a classic steakhouse. Decorated in shades of gray with leather booths, black & white tile and hardwood floors and subdued lighting.
Start with a Smoky Old Fashioned, served with hickory smoke, bourbon and their signature Whistle Pig recipe.
Menu items are sourced locally and purveyors are promoted throughout the menu. I enjoyed a fantastic Kansas City Strip Steak that was a monstrous 18oz. Served with a huge baked potato with sour cream, Nueske bacon and Coltswold cheese. Delicious. Seafood items include a Maine Lobster Pappardelle, St, Jacques Scallops and a fresh catch. Interesting other items like Veal Osso Buco and Honey glazed Duck Breast. Good wine list with interesting choices and fair pricing.
The hotel is Atlanta’s only location of the Athens, Georgia-based Jittery Joe’s, offering micro-roasted coffees and specialty pastries
RATES: From $289 Peak Season Weekend
WHAT OTHERS SAY…
AAA Four Diamond Award – Lodging
AAA Four Diamond Award – Dining
Forbes Four Star Award – Lodging
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