Mandarin Oriental, rumored for years to be coming to Midtown Atlanta has apparently finalized an agreement with Atlanta based Tivoli Properties to construct their hotel / condo at 1138 Peachtree Street near the Atlanta Woman’s Club. Mandarin Oriental, a world renowned, 5 star hotel chain would be a welcome addition to the current Atlanta hotel market. (My take on this announcement is more a "believe it when I see it" hence the title) While plans of this would be property were released over a year ago, construction had not begun and talk that the project has been abandoned had increased with the credit crunch. The Mandarin, if it comes to fruition, will be the a coup for the city of Atlanta and midtown especially. Already with the Four Seasons and upcoming Loews hotel, and later the second Intercontinental, the Mandarin will further Atlanta's reputation as a destination, not just domestically, but internationally. Repeat Atlanta!