A trip to Atlanta, Georgia introduced me to one of the Marriott’s newest lines of hotel chains. Their European inspired AC Hotel Buckhead at Phipps Plaza, 15 minutes from downtown, was my destination for an overnight stay. From the look of the hotel on the internet, it appeared a bit industrial for my taste. But, it only took walking into the lobby of the AC Hotel Buckhead to give this property two thumbs up. Marriott has done it again!
Always a Marriott Fan
I have been the biggest quintessential Marriott brand fan since I was a teenager. Their luxury accommodations are readily available and easy to access. Marriott offers a competitive reward program and I know that my stay will always meet my high luxury travel standards. In a sense, Marriott is my home away from home.
First Thoughts of the AC Hotel Buckhead
Check-in was speedy at the AC Hotel Buckhead and the front desk staff was eager to help. A sexy fragrance wafted through the lobby. I asked a staff member and learned that the smell was white musk and black leather. It worked fabulously.
After traveling for two weeks, all I really wanted to do was soak in a bathtub. Since the AC Hotel Buckhead is fashioned in a European style, I knew that all of the rooms would have showers. After inquiring with the front desk staff, they moved me to a handicapped room, which had a bathtub, since the hotel was not at occupancy. I could not have been happier!
Before heading to my room, I perused the hotel’s stylish lobby and onsite market. I stopped by the hotel’s bar, AC Lounge, which serves cocktails, tapas, and breakfast in the morning. Although food must be ordered at the bar, it can be made to-go so that guests may eat in their room.
Liking My Accommodations
My room at the AC Hotel Buckhead had a large King bed with appealing white linens and plenty of fluffy pills. A huge flat screen TV hung on the wall and below it was a fabric bench with a light underneath. It made a perfect nightlight. The room had clean lines and a contemporary feel; simplicity at its finest. Black out drapes with an attractive sheer covered the window and a comfy velvet-like chair and table sat in front of it. The nightstands held both reading lights and sconces. Hardwood floors and textured wallpaper were two of the room’s best features.
The light up mirror and long vanity were the stars of the bathroom space. A typical sized tub (remember, it is handicap accessible) looked very appealing and I could not wait to indulge. The complimentary toiletries were the AC Hotel Buckhead’s own personal line and the fragrance was both nice and subtle. There was small stand outside of the bathroom that held a coffee maker and accessories, iron and ironing board, and in-room safe.
More Highlights of the Hotel
Other amenities at the AC Hotel Buckhead included an indoor pool, outdoor patio with plenty of seating, exercise facility, and meeting space. The biggest bonus for me was that I could see the entrance to Nordstrom (my favorite department store) across the parking lot. How is that for combining my favorite hotel brand and clothing store? Lenox Square, one of Atlanta’s best shopping areas, is also within walking distance.
Marriott Has Done It Again
Yet again, Marriott has provided their guests with another stylish hotel offering that appeals to those wanting simplicity and a stellar night’s stay. If you use Marriott Rewards, the AC Hotel Buckhead is a category 4 hotel. I very much enjoyed my stay at the AC Hotel Buckhead and will most definitely book again with this brand.
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Thanks to Visit Georgia and the Atlanta CVB for hosting me at this hotel. All opinions are 100% mine and unbiased.