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3376 Peachtree Road NE
Tel: 404 995 7500
You are in the heart of the city's best shoppingPhipps Plaza is a quarter mile northbut this hotel has a sense of remove, starting with the entrance, a half-block off Buckhead's clogged main artery of Peachtree and buffered by the latest outpost of Tom Colicchio's Craft restaurant. At 42 stories, the Mansion is 15 floors higher than any other building in the area, with unparalleled views to the North Georgia Mountains, yet the footprint is slender, prescribing intimate spaces inside. The 127 generous-sized guest rooms, located on the first 15 floors, are plush, with all the high- and low-tech comforts including a fine-art-concealed flat-screen TV and personal butlers. The sconce-lit lobby bar, with its dramatic draperies, mahogany cheater's booths, and library-esque ambience, is a subdued scene that is unmistakably Atlanta: a mixed executive/music mogul/thirtysomething socialite crowd. In the European-inflected NEO restaurant, staff have the white-glove touch, and at Lydia Mondavi's 29 Spa
, you'll find every excuse not to leave this in-town retreat.
When to go: October through early December for temperate weather and spectacular fall foliage.
Which room to book: The double balcony suite on the fourteenth floor for its sweeping views of Buckhead and the downtown skyline.
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