The Beck Group Wins Hospitality Design Award for Candler Hotel

  • Feb 22, 2021

The Beck Group recently won Boutique Design magazine’s 2020 Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design for its architectural work on The Candler Hotel Atlanta, Curio Collection by Hilton.

Beck and its partners on the project won the “Best Hotel Upper Midscale” category for their outstanding work on The Candler Hotel Atlanta, one of the city’s newest luxury boutique hotels located in the heart of downtown. The integrated design-build firm shared the award with San Francisco-based design firm Nicole Hollis, Memphis-based developer Development Services Group, and Highpoint, NC-based purchasing firm The Carroll Adams Group.

The project was among 23 winners of one of the oldest and most prestigious awards program for hospitality interiors. Judges selected a range of projects from 350 submissions from more than 100 design firms worldwide. The awards competition’s winners and finalists, who will be highlighted in the winter issue of Boutique Design, were determined by a jury of industry leaders from the hospitality operations, design, development, and investment sectors.

The 17-story Candler Hotel Atlanta is emblematic of a growing trend of rehabilitating old buildings into upmarket hotels. The Beaux-Arts style hotel has been proclaimed as “heralding a new era of grandeur” for Atlanta.

Opened in 2019, the hotel was designed and built to preserve and celebrate the building’s impressive interiors and its ornately carved marble and terra cotta exterior. The iconic building’s interior includes the original lobby, a marble grand staircase, authentic Tiffany rose windows and ornate mosaic tile floors.

The hotel also features 265 guest rooms, comfortable lounge spaces, a grand ballroom, ample meeting space, and an upscale French restaurant operated by award-winning chef Hugh Acheson.

Before its transformation, the 115- year-old Peachtree Street building was one of the city’s most widely known historic office buildings, known as The Candler Building, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Once the city’s tallest steel skyscraper, the building was developed and owned by Coca-Cola founder and philanthropist Asa Candler. The building, designed to convey its status as one of the most contemporary office buildings at the beginning of the 20th century, fulfilled Candler’s vision of creating a grand building instrumental in Atlanta’s transformation into a modern American city.