The St. Regis Atlanta
What We Love
- Free frozen fruit skewers, iced coconut water and smoothie samplers at the Pool Piazza
- Afternoon tea is held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Astor Court
- The hotel art collection showcases Georgia artists
- Helpful concierge staff and bend-over-backward butler service
What To Know
- The fitness center is open 24/7
- Not all rooms have private balconies
- More than 500 bottles (some rare) are ready to be uncorked in the Wine Room
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
With grand double staircases, polished dark wood floors and vast crystal chandeliers, the St. Regis Atlanta’s lobby welcomes guests to one of the city’s poshest addresses. The walls of the hotel are adorned with $1 million worth of original oils, and the framed photographs of famous Georgians such as Margaret Mitchell, Hank Aaron and Bobby Jones might make you think you’re staying at an incredibly well-appointed private estate.
Bed & Bath
The St. Regis Atlanta’s 151 guestrooms have a neutral color palette of crisp white and soft ecru, along with pops of gold and light green. Feather pillows and duvets, original artwork, handcrafted chandeliers and French Deco-style furnishings give an air of sophistication, while tray ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows open the spaces up. All rooms come with creature comforts such as iPod docking stations and 37-inch flat-screen TVs, and some have furnished private balconies with views of the Pool Piazza or Grand Terrace. Bathrooms are spa-like, with a rainfall shower, Remède bath products and white marble vanities; plush robes hang ready to be grabbed after a soak in the separate tub.
Outside, the hotel’s 40,000-square-foot Pool Piazza is bedecked with candy cane-striped cushioned lounge chairs and features a waterfall and stone fireplace; the adjacent Grand Terrace provides a year-round diversion with bocce, badminton and table tennis. For a decadent breakfast at the Astor Court, order the lobster frittata or lemon-scented buttermilk pancakes, and when you’re ready to grab a seat at the St. Regis Bar for a libation, we recommend trying the signature West Paces Mary, a Bloody Mary with a surprising Southern twist: pickled okra juice. Elsewhere, there’s the 10-treatment-room Remède Spa, as well as a 24-hour fitness club.
In the Area
Buckhead is Atlanta’s most well-heeled nabe, with upscale eateries such as Umi Sushi (next door to the hotel), where the ultra-fresh Sanmori sashimi plate is a must-try. Also nearby is Chops Lobster Bar; the vibe here is that of an exclusive club, and the best way to order the crustacean is lightly crisped with drawn butter. A mile away is the city’s high-end shopping destination, Phipps Plaza, which has retailers such as L.K. Bennett, Valentino, Versace and Michael Stars. For a taste of Southern history, visit the Atlanta History Center, just down the road; a particular treat is the fully restored Tullie Smith Farm, with actors who bring the plantation-era farm to life.
How to Get There
I recently stayed at the St. Regis in the suburb of Buckhead, located in Atlanta, GA. From the moment I checked into the hotel until my departure, I received “exceptional” service. The receptionist was friendly, attentive, professional and helpful. The room was an incredible study in what a luxury hotel should provide its guests. My meal at the Atlas Tavern inside the hotel was amazing and the more so because of the incredible service provided by Alana, who was knowledgeable about the wine list and cuisine. If you are ever in Atlanta, there really is only one place to stay, St. Regis.
We booked three nights at the St Regis through the American Express Fine Hotels and Resorts service, which included breakfast, $100 food and drink credit and an upgrade if available. On arrival we were upgraded to a room with a Juliet balcony, overlooking the front of the hotel, which was quite interesting. The room was large and very comfortable, with a large bathroom, with separate toilet, shower, two washbasins and a huge jacuzzi bath. There was a small issue with wifi when we arrived, as the code we were given allowed only three devices to be used, but when my husband queried this he was given another code for unlimited wifi.
Breakfast was all à la carte and our allowance covered $30 per person per day, which wasn't difficult to spend, given the prices. But it was all plentiful and very good. Service was excellent. Similarly, it wasn't difficult to spend the $100, given the bar prices, but again, drinks and service were very good. The pool area was small-ish but lovely. We had a look on our first full day, which was a Sunday, and it was quite busy, but on Monday and Tuesday we were the only guests by the pool for a while. The sun loungers were the most comfortable we have ever experienced and we were well looked after by Carlos, the pool attendant. Throughout our stay, the staff were all courteous and helpful.
I have written a separate review of Atlas restaurant, which was amazing.
This is absolutely our favorite place to stay. The service and amenities are amazing. The pool area is wonderful. It is clean. The location is perfect. Every year when we leave, we feel refreshed. I highly recommend this hotel.
My husband and I celebrated Mother’s Day at the St. Regis Brunch. We were greeted with a beautiful hydrangea, a charming touch. The service was impeccable. Everyone, and I mean everyone, was exceptional in the art of customer service. To compliment a few staff by name: Ash, the server assigned to us, Omyra, and Kyle.
The food, both variety and quality, was impressive: a Bloody Mary and Mimosa bar, a seafood table with lobster tails, a breakfast table with Eggs Benedict and a perfectly prepared Hollandaise sauce, and deliciously prepared scrambled eggs (I am of the opinion that if a simple dish is well-prepared, the chef is wonderful.), a cheese and sushi table, and a dessert table with to die for with macarons and chocolates. The St. Regis even gets coffee right - it was delicious and hot.
The ambience was provided by Joe Gransden, an exemplary musician and an extraordinary trumpet player. One of our friends, a former professional trumpet player and band director for many years, likened Joe to Chet Baker, but with a better voice. We agree with that opinion, and would add that Joe has a much better voice than Chet Baker.
Thank you for making our Mother’s Day so memorable.
I had an unforgettable experience at this magnificent property this past weekend celebrating my wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect, from the arrival experience offered by Ms. Linda and Mary, the champagne toast, the room (AMAZING), the lovely time spent at the gorgeous pool, and the surprise personalized amenity we received before heading out for dinner. Do you think that was it? Not at all! Upon our arrival we found another surprise! Rose petal decoration on our bed with delicious dipped chocolate strawberries!
Thank you for this unforgettable experience St. Regis Team! A particular and sincere thank you to the Hotel Manager Ms. Sheila who has been simply fantastic.
We will be back soon.