As development continues in Summerhill, new hotel slated to open

Construction is slated to begin later this year on a new hotel in Atlanta’s Summerhill neighborhood.

Aloft Hotel expected to open in Summerhill in 2022

Construction is slated to begin later this year on a new hotel in Atlanta’s Summerhill neighborhood, local development firm Carter announced this week.

The area has transformed and developed a lot in the last couple years.

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The neighborhood’s main drag, Georgia Avenue, and the area surrounding Georgia State Stadium has been home to a massive development project, spearheaded by Carter and Georgia State University.

In a release this week, Carter said they will partner with the development firm Stafford to bring a 115-key Aloft Hotel to Hank Aaron Drive.

Construction is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2020 on the hotel.

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The boutique-style hotel will be adjacent to the new GSU dorm that opened near the stadium last fall with about 700 beds.

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In addition to the hotel, Stafford will lead an effort to bring 11,000-square-feet of retail and retaurant space to the corner of Hank Aaron Drive and Georgia Avenue.

In a release, Carter said it expects the hotel to bring 50 full-time jobs to Summerhill once it is completed. It’s slated to open in early 2022.

“With unbeatable proximity to downtown Atlanta and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, and a growing mix of food, beverage and retail offerings in the area, Summerhill offers an outstanding location for all types of visitors,” Carter’s Jack Murphy said in a statement.

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In the statement, Carter said the street-level of the hotel and retail property will draw design inspiration from the existing properties in the neighborhood.

Along Georgia Avenue, a variety of businesses have opened recently,  including Wood's Chapel BBQ,  Junior's Pizza and Halfway Crooks Brewery.

Last year, Carter announced that Maggie Murphy's, a full-service salon and barbershop, will move from its current home in Grant Park to Summerhill's Georgia Avenue, making it the redeveloped drag's first service provider.

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