May 07, 2014 - ATLANTA - The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta's iconic John Portman-designed hotel, has completed the final phase of its grand $70 million renovation. In partnership with Atlanta architecture firm Cooper Cary, Atlanta interior designer Carolyn Auger of Blackdog Studio and contractor Balfour Beatty, every interior element of the hotel from the redesigned lobby, all 1,073 guest rooms and suites, and the revolving Sun Dial Restaurant, Bar and View, has been revamped to allow leisure and business travelers to work, play, sleep and dine in a completely refreshed environment.

"The Westin brand is about living well, and the changes that we have made to this renowned Atlanta property are designed to inspire wellbeing in travel, work, meetings, and vacations," said Ron Tarson, general manager of The Westin Peachtree Plaza. "This renovation has redefined the Westin Peachtree Plaza, ensuring we will stay on the map as a premier travel destination and meeting location."

Transformed Lobby and Meeting Rooms

The sensory-rich environment at The Westin Peachtree Plaza offers a respite from the rigors of travel and sets a welcoming tone. The lobby's transformation includes elements of nature that are complemented with rich textiles and modern furnishings. Thoughtfully appointed seating zones with a modern color palette alongside unique, sculpture-inspired lighting provide a fresh backdrop for guests to meet casually with friends and family.

Meeting planners and business travelers can expect a balanced combination of style and function in the new meeting spaces designed to inspire productive, mindful meetings. All 85,000 square feet of meeting space, including the Peachtree and Savannah ballrooms, are well-appointed with cohesive nature-inspired design elements carried from the lobby. For larger conventions, the hotel has direct access to more than 400,000 square feet of exhibit and additional meeting space at America's Mart and 200 Peachtree, an adjoining premier event facility. For smaller, ad-hoc meetings, guests can utilize Tangent at Westin, a private lobby space for up to six complete with tables, chairs, AV equipment and more. The hotel's lobby was also revitalized with an upgraded Starbucks® and lobby bar, renamed Bar 210, and is now home to FedEx® Office.

Rejuvenated Guest Rooms

Embracing the Westin brand's promise for a better you, The Westin Peachtree Plaza offers appealing services and facilities that leaves guests feeling better than when they arrived. Guest rooms and suites have been refreshed with new carpet, paint and wallpaper, new ergonomic desk chairs, lamps, phones, environmentally-friendly climate controls, 42" flat screen televisions and new window treatments. All guest rooms and suites offer the world-renowned Westin Heavenly® Bed – featuring lush sheets, down cushioning and a patented pillow-top mattress, which cradles and contours to the body for complete comfort. Guests will revive in the Heavenly® Bath enhanced with the brand's Heavenly® Shower, Heavenly® Robe and White Tea Aloe bath amenities, in-room and high-speed Internet access.

Unchanged in the guest rooms are the floor to ceiling windows that offer each guest spectacular views of the Atlanta area.

An Atlanta Icon – SunDial Restaurant

The hotel's popular tri-level rotating dining complex received a complete makeover mid-2013. On the restaurant's lower level, banquettes featuring intricate millwork and tables covered in starched linen set the stage for a ballet of contemporary American seasonal dishes brought to life by Chef Jason Starnes.

From the restaurant's view level, a 360 degree panoramic vista of Atlanta is breathtaking, whether the sun is shining or the city lights are twinkling. New to this level are four Digiboards, each displaying highlights of the landscape with history of landmarks such as Centennial Olympic Park, East Atlanta or the Georgia Dome. The dramatic venue is available for banquets or corporate events. Group menus have been revised to highlight Starnes' seasonal offerings and provide guests with a hyper-local experience by offering food and beverage sourced solely from Georgia.

In the Café and Bar 210, the hotel also offers the Westin brand's signature SuperFoodsRX® menu, which includes nutrient-rich and delicious options to tempt every palate.

About The Westin Peachtree Plaza

Designed by John Portman in 1976, The Westin Peachtree Plaza is a 73-story tower, topped by the tri-level, revolving Sun Dial Restaurant Bar & View. At 754 feet, The Westin Peachtree Plaza was Atlanta's tallest building until 1987, when it was surpassed by One Atlantic Center. Today, The Westin Peachtree Plaza is the fifth tallest building in Atlanta and remains the tallest hotel in the Southeast. For more information, please visit: www.westin.com/peachtree or like us on Facebook.

About Westin Hotels & Resorts

Westin Hotels & Resorts offers innovative programs that transform every aspect of a stay into a revitalizing experience. All Westin signature services – like the Heavenly Bed®, delicious SuperFoodsRx® and WestinWORKOUT® studio – have been designed with the guests' well-being in mind. Westin hotels, with more than 190 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries and 181,400 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry's leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.

Contact: For The Westin Peachtree Plaza - Cookerly Public Relations - Sara Dever

sara@cookerly.com / 404-816-2037

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