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Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria feeling peachy keen after $16m. renovation

Joel Darr takes reins at Atlanta Galleria hotel, which now boasts a cozy Greatroom, refreshed guest rooms, new restaurant.
ATLANTA – A new year. A $16 million remodel. A new general manager. Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria has a lot to celebrate in 2015.
The Atlanta Galleria hotel has just completed a renovation project that includes a complete transformation of the lobby, updates to The Marketplace, the addition of Rocks restaurant, reinvigorated guest rooms and a stylish concierge lounge.
The new Greatroom lobby encapsulates the sophistication of Atlanta with rich woods and a muted color palette complemented by pops of color with art and furnishings. Travelers will find plenty of spaces for meeting, relaxing and dining where soft music and tempered lighting allow a seamless blend of work and play.
The warmth of the Greatroom integrates perfectly with the casual atmosphere of The Marketplace, with a full buffet and a la carte options for breakfast. Diners seeking a healthy and hearty lunch or dinner can step into Rocks, the Atlanta, GA hotel’s new restaurant, the perfect environment that inspires socializing. Enjoy regionally inspired cuisine and hand-crafted cocktails featuring amazing ice, the highest level of scotch, bourbon and moonshines.
The new guest rooms at the hotel near Marietta, GA fuse style and productivity with warm sitting areas, plush carpet, spacious work desks with sleek ergonomic chairs, convenient plug-in panels and 32-inch flat-panel HDTVs. New beds boast comfortable down comforters, custom duvets and cotton-rich linens for a sound night’s slumber. Visitors who choose to stay on a concierge level receive the added benefit of access to the reimaged lounge on the 16th floor with complimentary continental breakfast, hors d’oeuvres, desserts and non-alcoholic beverages.
Joel Darr has been named to lead the modernized hotel. The hospitality veteran has 25-plus years of Marriott leadership, most recently as general manager of Columbia Marriott in South Carolina. Darr has worked for multiple Marriott properties in Boulder, Vail and Denver, Colorado; as well as Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach and Boca Raton, Florida. He has held a leadership role at Chateau Elan Winery & Resort in North Atlanta and was the opening general manager for B Ocean Fort Lauderdale, considered among the top 10 value beach hotels in the world.
It is a very exciting time for the Atlanta Marriott Northwest Galleria,” Darr said. “Our ownership, Garrison Investments, has provided us a world-class new building that exemplifies the ‘new Marriott’ in tandem with the new Cobb County and Atlanta Braves. I am most fortunate to find myself working with a team that provides amazing Southern hospitality along with Marriott’s genuinely caring service.
Darr said he is looking forward to hitting a homerun with guests when it comes to the Northwest Atlanta hotel’s exceptional amenities and top-notch services offered at a competitive rate.
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