As development continues in Summerhill, new hotel slated to open

Construction is slated to begin the third quarter of 2020 on a new hotel in Atlanta’s Summerhill neighborhood, local development firm Carter announced this week.

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.

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.


By Courtney Kueppers, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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