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88 West Paces Ferry Road
Tel: 404 563 7900
One of a handful of high-end hotels to have sprung up in this Southern capital in the past two years, the St. Regis merits its own hyper-luxury status. The massive lobby with a sweeping, double stairwell (fit for Cinderella's descent), the 40,000-square-foot pool piazza, and private butlers might seem over-the-top to some, but the 151 guest rooms are a study in world-class appointments and offer an amazingly good night's rest. (A tip: Even if you plan to sleep in, be sure to schedule a late wake-up call, as it will be accompanied by in-room French press coffee service.) Located in the posh west Buckhead neighborhood, with some of the city's best boutiques only blocks away (take advantage of the hotel's Bentley car service, complimentary if within two miles), the 26-story high-rise is the gracious new playground of choice for visitors and locals, with lindulgences small and large, among them a welcome snack of chocolate truffles and top-quality treatments at Remède, the exceptional in-house spa. Do skip the unmemorable fare at the hotel restaurant and opt instead for dinner elsewhere at the long-standing Atlanta favorite Chops Lobster Bar, literally ten steps from the fourth-floor exit and connected by a breezeway.
Which room to book: For the best views (Midtown or Downtown skyline), request a south-facing room on floors 8 to 10. The building has 26 floors, but 11 and up is The St. Regis Atlanta Residences.
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