Wednesday, March 18, 2009
The Buckhead Hotel Becoming A Marriott Conference Center
Apparently I'm not crazy! Shula's 347 Grill is not going into The Buckhead Hotel. As with most if not all of their other locations, they will be located within a branded property. I have now received word that the hotel will become the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center when it reopens later this summer. With the tremendous amount of construction going on, it became obvious to me that there had to be a more significant brand in mind. The change does make sense in a way, as Marriott already owns the land and has plenty of reason to develop the site. Though the site was at one point considered for the W Buckhead, the neighboring Firestone's unwillingness to relocate caused the deal to fall through. The Marriott has apparently found a way to work around that issue. Oh yeah, don't try calling the SIMON Marketplace at Lenox with any questions, they are clueless to all things in and outside of the mall. Repeat Atlanta!