Interior design firm Sawyer & Company has completed the design of the Hyatt Centric Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia, drawing inspiration from the neighborhood’s current identity and the history of Georgia’s clay craftsmanship, which dates back to 5,000 years. Three themes found throughout the 218-room hotel include the historical local context; compression and expansion; and Georgia’s natural clay resources.
Buckhead’s contemporary society dates to 1838 when Henry Irby bought hundreds of acres of land, and built a general store and a tavern. The tavern became a pit stop for travelers in the sparsely populated area. The community began to grow around it with families and businesses gradually taking up residence. Today, the neighborhood is one of the wealthiest in the Southeast and is home to a range of cultural activities.
Georgia has a history of pottery, with archeologists dating pottery remnants found in the region to as early as 3,000 BC. A playful expression of clay, pottery and sculpture throughout the property celebrates the history of local creators, sculptors and artisans.
Buckhead’s proximity to many of Atlanta’s attractions makes it ideal for a short or long-term stay. Visitors are greeted by a reception wall located behind the front desk, featuring a locally inspired pattern and motif. In the guestrooms, a chevron fabric pattern highlights the headboards. Closets within the rooms celebrate fashion and the neighborhood’s varied upscale boutiques.
The wall covering and art chosen to adorn the second-floor meeting space is designed by Red Tape, an Orlando-based studio founded by Peterson Guerrier and Chris Jones. The color palette on the second floor celebrates nature, with the carpet in the guest corridor inspired by both natural elements and the notion of compression and expansion that repeatedly features throughout.
In recent years, the Peachtree Road corridor (Buckhead Village) has been given special attention by Buckhead’s commercial planners and developers. The area is home to several shopping, dining, and entertainment venues in Atlanta. Buckhead is also known as the “Beverly Hills of Atlanta.”
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