InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta – a Redesign in Southern style

Hotel Designs.

September 9, 2022

As the first major renovation since the InterContinental Atlanta’s inception in 2004, the property’s redesign by KTGY Simeone Deary Design Group was inspired by the pillars of Atlanta’s Southern roots – the state symbols of the peach, honeybee, and Cherokee rose – with stately architecture of the classic manor house woven throughout…

The sophisticated design of the 422 guestroom InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta invites a new chapter of luxury by elevating the hotel guest experience, while maintaining the warm Southern hospitality for which the property has long been known. The newly renovated great hall on the ground floor features iconic rose marble floors, memorable light fixtures, and oversized windows to capture the natural light coming in from the private outdoor garden. A carefully balanced combination of traditional meets contemporary, the space draws guests in with upholstery in tones of rose and red and lush plantings against a white setting, while a custom ceiling fixture showcases hundreds of hand-blown crystals.

orange and pink seating in the hotel lobby of InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

Large-scale abstract paintings by local mixed-media artist Niki Zarrabi adorn the walls, creating a mesmerising focal point. The check-in parlour is a beautiful complement to the lobby, featuring a quartzite countertop and a rose-and-grey toned rug as well as soft, white-coloured walls and stone flooring. When designing the ballrooms and meeting spaces, KTGY SDDG incorporated themes of elegance, culture, and serenity. Gray textured birds-of-paradise wallpaper accents the pre-function space, complemented by brass lanterns, large mirrors and custom floral displays that serve as added décor elements. Drawing inspiration from the locale’s southern roots and the honeybee state symbol, these public spaces offer a refined aesthetic with poetic purple wallcoverings and custom carpeting featuring a pattern that mimics the flight of a honeybee.

shades of grey and poetic references in design of InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

artwork and sculptural lamps in the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta

The Club Lounge offers the contrast of ebony wood flooring against crisp white walls, in addition to eye-catching green accents throughout the space. Large rugs, inspired by the texturing of natural stone, decorate the floor with garden-like, flowing shapes in shades of green, grey, and charcoal.

guestroom with statement bed

The Signature Suites are designed around the concept of the archetypal Southern Belle while the Presidential Suite reflects characteristics of the Southern Gentlemen. Rooms range from a Deluxe Room all the way to the Presidential Suite with five luxe options in between. Upon entering the suites, guests discover a space flanked by art and mirrors as well as an upgraded bathroom vanity, new flooring, custom living room and dining furniture as well as lighting.

bathroom with artwork in the InterContinental Atlanta

The Signature Suites feature a soft palette of crisp whites, touches of warm taupe and a signature pop of jewelled emerald velvet, while the Presidential Suite is characterized by darker accent metals, wood texture and stone throughout with honey-toned finished floors, an upgraded fireplace and iron canopy bed.

The state-of-the-art InterContinental Buckhead takes pride in its luxury progressive features while maintaining a classic hospitality approach for both business and leisure travellers alike.

Image credit: InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta / Mike Schwartz