The Embassy Suites at Atlantic Station completed in April 2021 and consists of 181 guestrooms on 5 floors above a lobby level with an entry court and 4 levels of underground parking. The hotel features a full-service restaurant and breakfast bar, a lobby lounge/bar, kitchen, indoor pool, fitness center, in house laundry and meeting spaces.
The structure is post tensioned concrete through the parking levels up to level 2 with wood frame up to the level 6 roof. The building façade is a combination of EIFS and brick veneer.
The hotel is shoe-horned into a small property just South of the Atlantic Condominiums on a property formerly known as the Atlantic Station Dog Park. Due to tight site constraints and limited air rights, the structure was erected using a luffing crane with materials delivered directly onto the structure. The project team worked closely with Atlantic Station management and neighboring properties to maintain traffic flow and ensure minimum disruption.
The unique challenge to this and all construction projects delivered during this time period was dealing with pandemic related issues that impacted all aspects of the project. Some of the issues included extensive personal testing on a daily basis, strict hygiene controls, overcoming extended material delivery delays, challenges maintaining safety of jobsite personnel, and 3rd party inspection requirements and coordination due to the COA inspection department shutting down.