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Cooper Companies Opens Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Downtown
Atlanta - (March 24, 1999) - The Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Downtown celebrated its Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony recently in its renovated art deco-style historic home at 161 Spring Street.  With 119 newly-designed rooms and suites, the boutique hotel marks the second property in Atlanta for Cooper Companies, a Memphis-based hotel development and management company.

"We are pleased to be a part of Atlanta's growing downtown hotel market," said Pace Cooper, president and CEO of the Cooper Companies and host of the celebration. "Our guests will enjoy our boutique hotel along with value-added accommodations and the 100 percent Satisfaction Guarantee for which Hampton is known."

Pace Cooper and General Manager James A. Burkett welcomed guests and dignitaries to the hotel, including Tom Keltner, Chief Development Officer for Promus Hotels, the hotelís franchise partner, City Councilman Doug Alexander, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce president Sam Williams, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau president Spurgeon Rchardson, and former mayor of Atlanta Sam Massell, a direct descendant of the three Massell brothers who built the original structure. 

Also on hand for the festivities were: Jodi Lally, marketing director for the Atlanta Preservation Center, the hotelís community partner;  Ron Stang, Partner, Stang & Newdow, the architectural firm that designed the hotel, and Nancy Juneau, vice president of Juneau Construction, the projectís construction firm.

Glen Stanton, Vice President Operations for Cooper Companies,  Lara Jaffe, Director of Sales, Robert Williams, Assistant General Manager and Sales Manager Dominic T. Silva completed the welcoming party. 

The hotel features 42 suites, 77 rooms and more than 1,300 square feet in four meeting rooms adjacent to a spacious lobby showcasing vaulted ceilings, art deco decor and floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides.  More than 70 guests can be accommodated at one function with theater-style seating.  A professional meeting planner is on staff to manage meeting details.

The range of services and amenities that the new Hampton Inn & Suites provides has been strategically developed to meet guests' specific needs and provide them with an enjoyable stay.  These services include:

  • Complimentary continental breakfast daily
  • Complimentary local phone calls
  • Free premium television channels
  • In-room coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Large work desk, data port, two-line phone and voice mail
  • Kitchen suites equipped with full-size refrigerators, microwave ovens, stovetops and dishwashers
  • Business center
  • Fitness center
  • Guest laundry
  • Valet cleaning service
  • Suite Shop, a 24-hour convenience store
  • All suites feature separate living and sleeping areas
Located in the heart of Atlanta's business, shopping and entertainment district, the hotel is within walking distance of downtown attractions, sports venues, popular restaurants and convention sites.

The Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Downtown provides the charm of yesterday, the comfort of today and the amenities of tomorrow. A boutique hotel uniquely created by the renovation of an historic Atlanta office building, it is owned and managed by Memphis-based Cooper Companies.  With 24 hotels in over 20 US cities and annual gross revenues of more than $100 million, Cooper Companies continues to develop and manage a strong portfolio of properties spanning the luxury, mid-range and economy markets.  A leader in the hospitality industry, Pace Cooper, the company's President and CEO, currently serves as president of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Holiday Inns.

  Lara Jaffe, Director of Sales, 
Hampton Inn & Suites 
(404) 589-1111
Also See: Jackson-Shaw Company Developing 325 room Hampton Inn in Las Vegas / Oct 1998 
Limited Service Pioneer Hampton Inns Now has 800 Properties / Oct 1998 

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