Formerly known as the

International Boulevard, Atlanta, Georgia


Exterior-Before Renovation


Lobby-Before Renovation



Wynd Ballroom


Exterior façade after face lift


Main Entrance


Hotel Suite



Renovation of a 35-year-old Two Star hotel into a 312-room Four Star full service hotel.

Construction Began:                                                             September 1998

Completion Date:                                                                   May 1999

Construction Cost/ Refurbishment Costs:                      $22,000,000

Role of E. F. Howington Co.:                                                 Developer/Partner

Architect:                                                                                Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, & Stewart


The property is located at 160 Spring Street and International Boulevard in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Georgia. It is located one block from the Centennial Olympic Park and is adjacent to the Peachtree Plaza/Westin Hotel and all of the Merchandise Marts.

The property originally opened in 1962 and was operated for 35 years by the original owner/developer.  The property condition declined considerably over the years and there had been limited capital improvements made to the physical plant.  The project includes replacing the entire façade of the building.  The work includes demolition of portions of the concrete structure and a new EIFS exterior as well as the construction of a cupola on the top of the building to disguise the round penthouse suite. The exterior of the lower portion of the building is finished with Arriscraft, a masonry product. The interior plans include a full re-work of all mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems as well as retrofit of the four elevators to meet current code requirements.  The mechanical system in the public areas is being converted from a two-pipe system to a four-pipe system with variable airflow.  The major modification to the guestrooms occurs in the bath which is being refitted with all-new fixtures, marble floor and tub surrounds.  The lobby and mezzanine spaces are being reconfigured to include a grand stair that can be seen immediately upon entrance into the hotel.  Mahogany, marble and intricate iron rails complete the finishes in the public spaces. Recently the hotel was sold and changed its flag to Mariott. It is now known as the Atlanta Mariott Downtown.





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