Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta
Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta combines a top-level hotel and condominium residences in a slender eight-sided tower rising from an important urban site that is filled to its edges with arcaded gardens. A restaurant pavilion with sidewalk seating opens directly to Peachtree Street, screening a formal stone-paved motor court serving the hotel guests; a second entry off Stratford Road serves condominium residents. Additionally, a second restaurant, an enclosed pool, banquet facilities, a spa, and fitness center overlook a terraced garden leading down to private villas. The tower is a notable addition to the Buckhead skyline, a classically-inspired light-colored limestone and cast stone shaft rising to a dramatic conclusion of full-floor penthouses with setback terraces.