Radio tower to return to roof of Atlanta’s Hotel Clermont


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Radio tower to return to roof of Atlanta’s Hotel Clermont

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A file image of the The Clermont Hotel and Lounge on Ponce de Leon Avenue from 2009. Developers are planning to reopen the hotel in March as a 94-room boutique hotel. The famed strip club in the hotel’s basement reopened in September. AJC File Photo

The group redeveloping Atlanta’s Hotel Clermont plans to return the old radio tower to the roof of the Poncey-Highland landmark on Friday.

The developers said in a Thursday news release that crews plan to hoist the restored tower to its perch above the 1920s hotel about 10 a.m. Friday. The tower restoration will be among the more public spectacles to take place prior to the hotel’s planned reopening in March.

The original Clermont Hotel, which became a seedy eyesore and wound up in foreclosure, closed in 2009. A development team bought it a few years ago, and it will reopen as a 94-room boutique hotel, restaurant, cocktail lounge and rooftop bar.

The famed Clermont Lounge strip club in its basement reopened in September after being closed during a portion of the hotel’s renovation.

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