Mandarin Oriental to manage hotel in Atlanta, Georgia

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announced today that it has signed a long term management contract to rebrand and operate an existing luxury hotel and residences in Atlanta. The property, “The Mansion on Peachtree”, will be rebranded as Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta with effect from May 2012. The hotel is situated in the heart of Buckhead, the city’s most prestigious neighbourhood. With an address on Peachtree Road, the hotel provides easy access to the region’s finest dining, shopping and cultural attractions.

The hotel and residences are housed in an iconic, 42-story mixed-use building, designed by celebrated American architect Robert A.M. Stern. The luxury hotel comprises 127 spacious guestrooms and suites, providing guests with unparalleled views of the city. Facilities include an all-day dining restaurant and lounge bar, as well as a wide selection of meeting rooms, including a 130-seat ballroom. The extensive spa facilities, complete with 14 treatment rooms, will feature the holistic spa products and award-winning, signature therapies for which Mandarin Oriental spas are renowned. The property also features a 60-foot indoor swimming pool and a comprehensive fitness centre.

The development includes 25 private, luxury homes that will be rebranded and sold as The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. These offer owners the comforts of a private residence combined with the amenities and service of Mandarin Oriental. Perched above the city skyline occupying floors 25 to 42, The Residences aim to set the standard of luxury living in Atlanta.

The overall project is owned by a wholly owned subsidiary of iStar Financial Inc., a fully-integrated finance and investment company focused on the commercial real estate industry.

Mandarin Oriental takes over from Rosewood Hotels which had managed the property since opening in 2008. Recently, the building has underdone a remodelling process.