Kimpton Sylvan Hotel
Mid Century Marvel
What it is
A garden-flanked 1952 high-rise transformed into an artful 217-room boutique hotel, with an al fresco pool, evening social hour, loaner bikes, and a locally beloved rooftop bar.
What it isn't
Just for bipeds. Kimpton hotels famously cater to pets with fluffy dog beds, bowls, and even concierge advice on pooch-friendly restaurants.
What we think
They’ve thought of every luxury at this art-stocked Kimpton outpost, where rooms of every type are fitted with Frette linens, Bluetooth speakers, Atelier Bloem toiletries, and yoga mats. Options start at a cozy 265 square feet for an Essential 1 King; upgrade to a Premium 1 King with City View for a 360 square foot floor plan and a birdseye panorama of Atlanta’s particularly glittering skyline. Either way, you’ll find your room Instagram-ready, with Art Deco-inspired flourishes like rounded mirrors and graphic avocado-hued tile. Don’t miss a throwback dinner at The Betty, a supper club where dishes like beef cheek stroganoff and baby beet salad with chicory and pistachio butter actually sing.
You're here because
You love a rooftop bar at sunset, and this one, on the 9th floor, serves fancified comfort food—like BLT sliders and gouda and green chile-topped corn-dogs.
Hidden away in the hotel’s leafy garden courtyard, Willow Bar is sort of like the 1911 novel The Secret Garden, remade for adults. Where but here can you sip a white peach bellini or strawberry infused aperol spritz in a palm-shrouded nook?
Restaurants & Bars
The Betty - offers a contemporary spin on mid-century continental staples
St. Julep - rooftop lounge offering cocktails, local craft brews, low-octane aperitifs and light bites
Willow Bar - secret garden offering seasonal dishes and shareable snacks made with locally grown ingredients
Atlanta’s well-heeled Buckhead district, just up the road from the Atlanta History Center, on a 33-acre 1845 farm that’s now home to multiple gardens and a groundbreaking research center.