Romantic Atlanta Getaway: The Peach State Serves Up Luxury at The Whitley Hotel

Looking for a little romance in Hot -Lanta? I have the hotel for you. Formerly a Ritz Carlton property, the completely updated and refurbished luxurious Whitley Hotel in Buckhead is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway.

A large bed with several plush pillows

Sometimes I forget how close I am to one of the largest and most vibrant cities in the U.S.

Atlanta is only a one hour flight from Orlando. We have loads of family and friends in this beautiful, bustling southern city. Half our family has attended Emory or Georgia Tech and my husband (and his grandmother) went to law school in Mercer just down the road from Atlanta.

Atlanta offers up great sports, fine dining, an energetic arts and culture scene and too many sights to list- although I’ve tried. See my list below.

Red and white flowers in tall gold vases
You will be greeted by extraordinary floral design and large bronze stag as you enter the hotel – a sure sign of a great hotel is always beautiful tended florals.

Where to Stay

The Whitley is located in the posh Buckhead neighborhood. Close to fantastic dining, shopping and all major highways, I like the Whitley to get out of the rush of the mid-town and downtown area. The hotel is large enough to have every ammentiy you need for a weekend away, but small enough to feel like a boutique hotel.

If you need to be in Midtown closer to Georgia Tech, try the Four Seasons or Stonehurst Place close to the Botanical Gardens and the High Museum.

Want to be close to Centennial Park or the Mercedes Benz Stadium? Try the W Downtown Atlanta hotel. It’s modern, young and full of energy. Be sure to have a cocktail in the very hip, Living Room, bar.

The Lounge at The Whitley is the perfect place for a relaxing post flight or post drive cocktail. Be sure to order a light bite from the bar menu. Room Service- I indulged in croissants and a bit of fruit served on hotel silver with piping hot coffee. Perfect way to start off a day of shopping and sight seeing.

Comfy bedding, a great mini bar and roomy bath (with fantastic make up lighting) provide all the comforts you’d expect. Le Chamin bath products and plush robes help you unwind to provide the perfect relaxing experience you need.

A view of downtown Atlanta on a cloudy day

What to do in Atlanta?

The Georgia Tech Waffle House

For Foodies: Where to eat

The exterior of the Merced Benz Stadium in Atlanta Georgia
Visiting Atlanta during football season is a must!

Where to shop til you drop

a bag of Georgia pecans in a red mesh bag
Don’t forget to grab a bag of Georgia Pecans to take home.

Getting There

With the Atlanta airport being one of the busiest in the U.S., flights to Atlanta are inexpensive and plentiful. Uber, Lyft and the Marta light rail system make getting sound easy. Traffic can be crazy around the metro area, so if you drive or rent a car, bring a little patience.

Delta Airlines is headquartered in Atlanta so be certain to check out their flights.

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