Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center has announced the completion of a $12 million renovation to the hotel’s public spaces and dining outlets, which includes the addition of four new food and beverage concepts: Top Draft, Centennial Grounds, New South Kitchen and Vues Lobby Bar.
The renovations, which were made to the hotel’s South Tower, were designed to create a destination for locals and guests alike. Located within CNN’s world headquarters, the updated hotel acts as a hub for business, news and social interaction. The new lobby has communal tables and lounge areas. Separately, the multiple new food and beverage outlets allow for any gathering—from a business meeting to drinks with a friend.
“The ultimate goal with the hotel renovations was to create inviting and fun spaces for every type of guest to enjoy while showcasing our Southern hospitality and Omni’s signature service,” said Keith Butz, area managing director at Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center. “We are primarily a convention hotel, but our business has changed due to COVID-19, and this completed renovation, along with our prime location in downtown Atlanta, will lead to a great place for both visitors to Atlanta, as well as locals to enjoy .”
Property renovations include the following:
- Top Draft: Top Draft is within walking distance of Mercedes-Benz Stadium and State Farm Arena, and offers a pre- and post-game experience for all your sport’s needs. From an expansive menu of bar food favorites with a sophisticated twist, including house made pork rinds and butter-poached lobster fries, food is front and center for the new elevated sports bar. The bar also has an open-air terrace with views of Centennial Olympic Park, providing guests with communal countertops and lounge seating. Top Draft has 20 TVs atop its bar, complete with 25 beers on tap and top-shelf cocktail options.
- Centennial Grounds: Centennial Grounds has a sophisticated, airy design and light bites available all day. The coffee bar offers house-baked pastries and sandwiches, fresh fruit smoothies, homemade ice cream and locally sourced snacks. With spacious working areas, lounge seating and ample connectivity, Centennial Grounds offers guests a space ready to be the backdrop of your workday destination.
- New South Kitchen: Meant to feel like an eclectic living room, this breakfast and lunch spot offers comforting Southern favorites like peach cobbler, French toast and sweet tea fried chicken. Other highlights include the build-your-own shrimp and grits bar and fresh biscuits from executive chef Greg Wright’s family recipe.
- Vues Lobby Bar: The sophisticated lobby bar with views of Centennial Olympic Park gives guests a communal gathering space complete with an expansive bourbon list, international wines, local beers and craft cocktails. Guests can enjoy globally inspired tapas like Vietnamese meatballs, chicken croquettes and pimento cheese sliders.
In addition, in the lobby, the reception desks have metal and stone accents, while the lounge areas located within the lobby offer a comfortable space to catch up on work or enjoy time with a friend.
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center follows Omni Hotels & Resorts’ "Safe & Clean" program, which launched in May. In collaboration with Ecolab, the initiative includes extensive cleaning guidelines, processes, procedures and products to help ensure the health, safety and comfort of guests and associates. The program follows the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and also meets or exceeds the “Safe Stay” initiative set forth by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).