A former mosque that became a theater in the 1920s, Fox Theatre in Atlanta hosts Broadway shows, live musical and dance acts, ballet performances and comedy acts. Hotels near the theater sit in Atlanta’s midtown area, a business district that has a range of parks and shopping complexes. Many luxury midtown hotels feature guest rooms with amenities such as work desks with ergonomic chairs, and also have leisure amenities such as spas or indoor swimming pools.
Georgian Terrace Hotel
The Georgian Terrace Hotel sits across the street from Fox Theatre. The hotel, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, opened in 1911 and has hosted celebrities and presidents. Marble columns, chandeliers, a winding staircase, arches, a circular shaped lobby, tall windows and a grand ballroom create a classic ambiance inside the hotel. For long-term-stay guests, penthouse suites come with multiple levels, rotundas and chandeliers, and other types of suites have glass doors that open onto balconies. In 2010, the dinner menu at the fine-dining restaurant included oysters, halibut, filet mignon and calamari. The hotel offers packages that include a guided bicycle tour of Atlanta, manicures and pedicures at a nearby beauty salon, breakfast for up to four people at the hotel’s restaurant, cocktails at the onsite bar or tickets to shows at the Fox Theatre.
Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
Located on the campus of Georgia Tech University, Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center is about a half mile from the theater. The hotel has a lobby bar and a grand ballroom decorated with antique cars. Mahogany furniture adorns guest rooms and a game room with billiard tables. The hotel’s lobby offers an area for printing out boarding passes, and a shuttle transports guests to and from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Many guest rooms and suites have views of the university and midtown district. The fitness center has weightlifting equipment and separate locker rooms for men and women. Some guest rooms come with two work desks. Presidential suites have dining room tables with space for up to seven people and living room areas with multiple coffee tables.
Hotel Palomar Atlanta
The Hotel Palomar Atlanta, about a half mile from the Fox Theatre, has a modern feel, with a fish tank in the lounge, contemporary sculptures and paintings, a fireplace and zebra-print couches. A rooftop lounge welcomes guests with fire pits, cabanas and a porch swings. For people with children, the hotel offers complimentary use of playpens and cribs, guides on local family-friendly attractions and children's robes with animal designs. Hotel staff provides massage and body wrap treatments in guest rooms and suites, and suites offer soaking tubs for people who want to unwind. A 24-hour fitness center has personal trainers and weight-lifting equipment. For guests with pets, the hotel offers use of dog beds, water bowls and leashes, and also provides the animals with silver tags containing their names. Hotel packages come with passes to the High Museum, a credit at the hotel’s restaurant, a bottle of wine or complimentary beers.
Hotel Midtown Atlanta
The Hotel Midtown Atlanta is less than a mile from the theater, and also sits next door to a beauty salon and a shoeshine kiosk. A shuttle bus takes guests to places within a two-mile radius of the hotel. A lighted fountain, gates and stairs adorn the outside of the boutique hotel, and guest rooms and suites feature overstuffed armchairs, desks with office chairs or parlor areas. An onsite Cuban restaurant offers a lively daily breakfast as well as a piano in the corner for guests to play, and also hosts weekly Dominoes nights. A heated indoor swimming pool has different lanes, separated by lines, for swimming laps. Hotel packages include items such as tickets to Atlanta Braves games, a complimentary breakfast for two people at the hotel’s restaurant or passes to a local comedy club.
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