by Lisa A. Grimaldi | March 01, 2016

The 265-room Candler Hotel Atlanta, Curio Collection by Hilton, will open in late 2017 in the city's downtown, near Woodruff Park, Georgia State University's Balzer Theatre, the Rialto Center for the Arts and attractions like the World of Coca-Cola, Georgia  Aquarium and Centennial Olympic Park. The property will be the result of a transformation of the city's historic Candler Building, Atlanta's first steel skyscraper.

The property will undergo extensive renovations as the offices are converted to guest rooms, while the main level will retain the white marble grand staircase and original Tiffany windows. A restaurant and bar will open in the lobby's former bank, and the hotel will offer meeting space, including an outdoor rooftop area for special events.

"Atlanta is a city with a deep narrative of innovation and great antiquity," said Dianna Vaughan, global head, Curio - A Collection by Hilton. "Curio properties like Candler Hotel Atlanta will expertly integrate this narrative with the Curio brand's promise to support local discovery, individuality and authentic experiences."