The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead to be Rebranded as The Whitley

Skyline of Buckhead neighborhood in Atlanta at night time
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Have you heard the news? The Ritz-Carlton in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta will soon be changing names. The luxury hotel—what The Atlanta Journal-Constitution calls “the site of countless prominent charity balls, high-profile weddings, exclusive ladies’ luncheons and elegant afternoon teas”—will be joining Marriott’s Luxury Collection in December. Atlanta’s eighth largest hotel, The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead first launched in the 1980s. As the Atlanta Business Chronicle points out, it was “one of the first hotels under the newly-formed The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company LLC and leadership that included legendary Atlanta hotelier Horst Schulze."

As of December 1, the luxury hotel will be rebranded as The Whitley, A Luxury Collection Hotel. It will be managed by HEI Hotels & Resorts. This will be the first Luxury Collection property in Atlanta.

According to What Now Atlanta, “Plans last December were filed with Fulton Country for a multi-million dollar transformation of the hotel’s Café and Lobby Lounge.” But there’s no word about any other planned renovations.

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The official announcement explains, “The team at the hotel is fully committed to a smooth transition over the next several months as the property continues to be managed under The Ritz-Carlton brand… Guests can rest assured that the hotel’s Ladies and Gentlemen will continue to provide the very best in guest and customer service."

Ritz-Carlton will continue to have two other properties in the state of Georgia: one in downtown Atlanta, and the other on Lake Oconee. The Luxury Collection currently comprises 100 hotels around the world.

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