Georgia's first AC Hotel opens
Atlanta hotel developer Noble Investment Group and mall giant Simon Property Group debuted the AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead at Phipps Plaza. The 166-room hotel sits at Peachtree and Wieuca roads, and adjacent to Nordstrom. Cooper Carry was the architect. Winter Construction was the general contractor. “Out of all the things we’ve done in Atlanta and the state of Georgia for over 20 years — even the W [hotels] — the most buzz we’ve ever had was around this hotel,” Mit Shah, senior managing principal and chief executive officer of Noble, had said in a May interview with Atlanta Business Chronicle. Interstate Hotels & Resorts will manage the hotel. And, Matt Parsons will serve as general manager.