Beck Celebrates Ribbon Cutting at Historic Candler Hotel
- Oct 24, 2019
The Beck Group celebrated the ribbon cutting of its architecture and construction project, The Candler Hotel Atlanta, part of the Curio Collection by Hilton.
The Beck Group’s integrated approach to designing and building the space created opportunities for new design features and preserved more of the historic building’s original details. “The Beck Group prioritized attention to detail at The Candler. Guests will appreciate the historical details and period touches, as well as the way room plans respond to the building’s shape and the spectacular views from the original windows,” said Clayton Daspit, principal of architecture at The Beck Group.
The Candler Building was a 17-story high-rise built in 1906 by Coca-Cola magnate Asa Griggs Candler. It was Atlanta’s first steel skyscraper. Collaboration between The Beck Group’s architects and construction team throughout the revitalization process proved key to successfully preserving features such as the original ceiling medallions and developing solutions to solve unanticipated design challenges exposed during demolition.
Three years ago, The Beck Group joined property owner REM Associates, hotel operator Highgate Hotels, developer Development Services Group and interior designer NicoleHollis to begin the process of revitalizing the former office building in the heart of downtown into a luxury 265-guestroom hotel.
The hotel also features “By George,” a new restaurant operated by James Beard Award-winning chef Hugh Acheson. Also designed and built by The Beck Group, the restaurant is in the original banking hall that once was the home of the Central Bank & Trust. The hall features massive grey-veined marble columns with Ionic capitals, high ceilings, and expansive street-view windows.
“We wanted to create a place where people can come together – bring in the surrounding community, much as the original bank would have done,” said Daspit.
The Candler Hotel and By George Restaurant are now accepting reservations.
Photo by: Cliff Robinson Photography