News - October 11, 2016

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Cooper Carry-Designed AC Hotel in Atlanta Opens


The AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead at Phipps Plaza recently opened; the six-story hotel was designed by Atlanta-based Cooper Carry. According to the firm, it designed the 166-key property with a timeless and classic sophistication that complements nearby Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza.

“There has been tremendous growth and transformation in Buckhead over recent years,” said Bob Neal, a principal in Cooper Carry’s Hospitality Studio. “The hotel design reflects its upscale surroundings and lifestyles of those frequenting the thriving corner of Peachtree Rd. and Wieuca Rd. We think of it as the little black dress or navy suit adjacent to the high-end world of fashion.”

The AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead at Phipps Plaza features sustainable technology solutions, including View Dynamic Glass, which reduces energy consumption, especially during peak times, by approximately 20%. View Dynamic Glass relies on a 360-degree photo sensor on the roof to measure the sun’s intensity. The glass is made of “smart layers” of glazing composed of metal oxide. The sensor sends a low voltage electrical current to the glass, which excites the metal oxide ions and causes the levels of tinting to change for greatest efficiency.