As of today Buckhead has a glamorous new hotel at the corner of Lenox and Peachtree roads.
The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, a 507-room property that includes 56 luxury suites, a new Legacy Ballroom and renovated bar and restaurant area, pays homage to Buckhead’s founder of lore, John Whitley. The farmer and landowner shot and dressed a deer in the mid 1800s and mounted its head on a post, tagging the community forever more.
The Whitley is part of the Marriott portfolio as was its predecessor, the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, which presided for more than 30 years. Here’s how Atlanta marked the transition.
There might be reports of a Five Diamond heist making the rounds in Buckhead this morning. 💎💎💎💎💎 I don’t think they can display this after today anyway? Thanks for the memories (and careers) to The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. (Most of us were corporate, but we ate at Mingles, entertained in The Cafe, celebrated in the Lobby Lounge and more!) Best wishes to all of the fabulous Ladies and Gentlemen! #endofanera #rcmemories #rcbuckhead #fondfarewell (The hotel becomes The Whitley tomorrow. I think the Lobby Lounge/Bar update is lovely and a refreshing update!)