Georgia Dome replacement hotel takes a step forward



While walls of the Georgia Dome remain standing a week after the building’s demolition, plans for the imploded icon’s replacement are already taking shape.

A new high-rise hotel, with more than 1,000 rooms, is slated to move forward on the northern portion of the Georgia Dome site.

The board of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority—which oversees the site—has voted to approve an agreement with a Boston-based developer to pursue development of a glassy new tower.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Drew Co. has been given the green light to develop a nearly $400-million hotel, up from an initial $260 million build originally proposed. The hotel would be owned by the state-run authority, but managed by a private corporation.

Exact specifications for the hotel remain in question, but a name brand will likely be identified in the next two or three months. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that potential brands include Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and InterContinental.

Regardless of the brand, the towering lodge will be Atlanta’s fifth largest, per room count, if plans materialize. And it’ll stand next to the new Home Depot Backyard—a hybrid community park/grassy parking lot slated to serve Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Plans might be taking shape, but don’t expect construction to launch anytime soon.

The earliest the building will begin to rise is after Atlanta hosts the Super Bowl in 2019.


Source: Curbed Atlanta