The Solis is latest hotel addition to the area around Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, which is seeing a boom of economic development. London-based InterContinental Hotels Group, whose North America headquarters is in Atlanta, plans to build a luxury InterContinental Hotel that would be the airport’s first on-site lodging.
“This is certainly a bold and pioneering move,” Paul Breslin, managing director of hospitality consultancy Howarth HTL, said of the project.
He said luxury brands had been wary of building near the airport because daily room rates historically have been low. That has changed since the 2010 arrival of the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway.
“As long as the volume keeps increasing at the airport there will be enough people to pay the higher room rates” at the luxury airport properties, he said.
Located at Two Porsche Drive on the east side of Hartsfield-Jackson, the Solis also will include 6,500 square feet of event space and a 3,600-square-foot ballroom.
The hotel will be designed by HOK Architects firm, which also designed the Porsche North America headquarters. Peter Silling & Associates will craft the hotel’s interior design.