As development continues in Summerhill, new hotel slated to open

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.