Today I attended my first TweetUp. The idea was to get a bunch of Tweeters together to explore the new Loews Hotel in Midtown. We were the first people to see the inside of the hotel, so it was quite special.
If you follow me on Twitter, you probably already read my comments as I was wandering through the hotel. If not, you can always go back and read them because there is some great information there.
Above is the Lobby. It’s a beautiful space with huge ceilings, great finishes and can accommodate a large number of people. Loews doesn’t have dedicated front desk people. Everyone on the floor can assist you with your needs. Think of it like concierge service. Ask and you shall receive… I’ll test those limits when the hotel opens.
Below: The TweetUp group. (I enjoyed meeting everyone!)
Below: You can see the scale of the room. Thick columns, subtle lighting and open space make the room appear much larger than it already is (and it’s a really large space)
Below: The wireless Lobby Bar is quite stunning already, even without furniture! It’s going to be a great place to have a cocktail with friends and family. The bar shelves light up in a very chic way and I can imagine having a few martini’s here. If you live at 1010 Midtown or Luxe, you will probably be having some cocktails here!
Below: Jasmin’s Restaurant (This is a very small portion of it, but you can tell what the finishes are going to be in the space). The Loews has great textures all over. Straight ahead is the Lobby Bar. The restaurant is a farm-to-table concept with locally grown produce and meats. They are going to have an herb garden on the roof as well.
Below: One of the many break-out rooms for meetings. Each room has floor-to-ceiling windows so you don’t feel trapped. You know how long those meetings can be, so it’s really nice to be able to daydream looking outside at the skyrise! There is wireless everywhere and yes, even your iPhone can get reception throughout the hotel.
The hotel has more than 24,000 square feet of flexible function space to accommodate groups up to 1,580. By Midtown standards, no one else has this much meeting space. There will also be a Business center with state-of-the-art A/V equipment. There are 12 meeting rooms.
Below: Even the ceilings are done nicely. I love the modern look!
Below: One of the ballrooms with a view of Piedmont Park. Stunning! The room is enormous. Look how small the people are in this photo. Great carpet!
Below: Lighting designs.
Below: One of the large suites. This one fronts Peachtree. It has a huge walk-in closet, large bathroom, flexible table which seats four, living room and a separate bedroom. This room is packed with technology, as are all the rooms. You can hook up your laptop to use the TV as your screen. (Maybe you can even bring your own movies to watch.)
Below: Your suite has a beautiful bathroom. It’s really like having an apartment smack dab in the middle of the city.
The Loews Hotel Atlanta will feature 414 guest rooms including 44 suites, each designed with oversized desks, modern luxury, and the ultimate in technological amenities. Each room is quite large by hotel standards.
Overall, the hotel is going to be a welcome addition to Atlanta and Midtown. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished product. Let me know what you think of the hotel!