New Hartsfield-Jackson Hotel will be an InterContinental

In an article from the Atlanta Business Chronicle, it was announced with a slideshow that the new 440-room, four-star hotel at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will be an 11-story InterContinental designed by John Portman & Associates. More details are expected to be released soon by the City of Atlanta. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and representatives of Majestic Realty Co. and Carter made the announcement November 15 at 3 p.m.

Jack Portman, CEO of John Portman & Associates, said the design of the InterContinental hotel would be inspired by the layout of the airport. It would feature a patchwork of different colored glass. “The design is trying to take a normal hotel design and blow it apart to make it segments almost like the different terminals,” Portman said. “It’s using the geometric way the terminals are laid out, but recreating that in a composition that works functionally for a hotel.”

The project near the airport’s domestic terminal will include 80,000 feet of conference/meeting space and 60,000 square feet of office space. A restaurant is planned in the main lobby and a skybar that overlooks a runway will be constructed on the hotel’s 10th floor. The design stage is expected to begin in 2017, with construction slated to begin by early 2018.