Midtown hotel to unveil portrait of Baton Bob

Get out your whistle and get ready to celebrate. Atlanta’s favorite street performer “Baton Bob” is being immortalized on canvas.

Atlanta architecture and interior design firm tvsdesign commissioned a portrait of Bob for the newly christened Hyatt Midtown Atlanta  to hang in the hotel as an homage to the colorful character. For more than a decade, Bob has entertained residents, visitors and passersby of downtown, Midtown and Buckhead as he paraded the streets in colorful outfits –including a majorette uniform and wedding dress  — while blowing the whistle and twirling the baton that is his signature.

The interior design firm and Hyatt, which has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation and reflagging (it was previously a Wyndham and an unbranded Hotel Midtown), will unveil the portrait at a 6 p.m. ceremony Aug. 27 that is part of the hotel’s formal introduction to the Midtown community.

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