The highly anticipated Kimpton Sylvan Hotel in Atlanta has officially opened its doors to guests. Tucked away in the elegant neighborhood of Buckhead, The Sylvan Hotel is a 1950s-era adaptive reuse boutique hotel with a mid-century modern design scheme, complimented by a splash of understated sophistication and heartfelt Southern hospitality.
The hotel boasts 217 stunning guest rooms, a vibrant living room lobby, a refreshing private pool, and over 4,000 square feet of meetings and events space. Aptly inspired by Atlanta’s nickname of “the city in a forest” and the arboreal abundance in the hotel’s own backyard, the name “Sylvan” is derived from the Latin term “silva,” meaning “forest.” Themes of trees, greenery, and nature resonate throughout the hotel, from the guest rooms to the lobby and beyond.
Food & Beverage
The crown jewels of The Sylvan are its three unique indoor and outdoor dining and drinking concepts: The Betty, Willow Bar, and St. Julep. The Betty features an elegant, old-Hollywood atmosphere and Continental cuisine from Executive Chef Brandon Chavannes. Seamlessly blending intimate sophistication and Southern hospitality, the menus nod to mid-century supper clubs, but with modern twists. Guests can enjoy seasonally rotating dishes such as Wagyu Beef Cheek Stroganoff with Black Pepper Gnocchi; Linguine and Georgia Clams with Uni, Chili, and Garlic; and Whole Salt-Crusted Fish for Two with Artichoke and Truffle.
A complimentary beverage menu highlights brown spirits and classic cocktails, alongside a selection of thoughtful wine and beer offerings. The lavish restaurant features 175 seats throughout its interior dining room, bar, and a 1,100-square-foot outdoor patio – creating the perfect gathering place for Atlantans and visitors alike.
The Willow Bar, a dreamy, tucked away outdoor garden bar, and St Julep, a funky rooftop bar and restaurant with panoramic Buckhead views, will both open later this spring.
Throughout the entire property – from the guest rooms to the restaurants and bars – one of the primary intentions of The Sylvan Hotel’s design team was to work with the inspiring bones of the mid-century building and create a series of intimate spaces visually connected to one another with a subtle shift of identity and vibe as you move through them. Each space connects to the property’s surrounding greenery and allows natural light to filter in and highlight a beautifully edited palette that’s bright and precisely executed with original furniture pieces.
The focus of the lobby living room is an oversized, curved fireplace wall accented with glazed tile and stone, and afternoon light from the lobby-adjacent Willow Bar filters through a stained-glass wall composed of sweet, gentle pastels that add a spectacular glow to the living room’s clean palette.
As they move through space, guests will find that each of the restaurant and bar venues maintains its own personality: The Betty is dark and moody with a charming nostalgic nod; Willow Bar transports guests through meandering pathways to a delightful garden appointed with one-of-a-kind vintage pieces and a series of tucked-away spaces that can be made private or communal; and St. Julep showcases an unexpected combination of color and pattern that’s accentuated by a combination of funky furniture finds.
The Sylvan also boasts a highly curated and eccentric art collection. Selected in conjunction with Soho Myriad Art Consulting, the hotel’s art display ranges from contemporary to vintage pieces featuring artists from Atlanta and beyond.
Led by Matthew Goodrich of New York City’s award-winning design firm Goodrich and Kimpton’s Global SVP of Design, Ave Bradley, the property has been transformed into a mid-century dream as The Kimpton Sylvan Hotel welcomes guests into the glamorous world of days-gone-by.
Featuring 217 spectacularly appointed spaces, the guestrooms at The Sylvan Hotel are incomparable en vogue, designed with simple lines, intriguing textures, and contemporary comforts like apothecary bath potions, Frette linens, cozy bathrobes, and skyline or garden views. And the hotel’s past life as a luxury community has laid the groundwork for an abundance of guest amenities, including:
- State-of-the-art fitness center
- Cruiser bikes for breezy rides
- Special comforts for your pets
- Hosted evening social hour
- Morning coffee + tea service
- In-room yoga mats
- Same-day dry cleaning and laundry
- Premium Bluetooth speakers
- Daily newspapers delivered electronically
For guests interested in little extra space and flair, the Magnolia Hospitality Suite features unfettered access to the charms of privacy and poolside living. Guests may host gatherings of up to 50 friends amid a modern-meets-retro design, a living room of stylish furnishings and modern technology, and a dining table for ten. A spacious bathroom and queen-size Murphy bed round out the conveniences. For open-air festivities, guests may simply step out onto the adjoining poolside patio and enjoy the Georgia breeze.
Meetings, Weddings & Events
The Sylvan Hotel has over 4,000 square feet of sophisticated meeting and event space – each aptly named for a tree or flower that can be found in Buckhead – built for guests who place a premium on personal service and boutique design. The beautiful 1,900-square-foot Camellia Ballroom – perfect for weddings and large events – accommodates groups of up to 225 reception-style or 125 banquet-style, while two smaller meeting rooms – the intimate Dogwood, with a capacity of 14 people, and the Gingko, which can hold 25-70 – are ideal for board meetings, private dinners or receptions, and small group off-sites. When it’s time for a team gathering — or simply a break from all-day meetings — the hotel has curated a number of local experiences to allow meeting groups to get a feel for the unique culture and flavors of Atlanta.
The Sylvan is opening with several special wedding offers, including: “20 for ’21” (book a 2021 wedding by February 28, 2021, and choose between 20% off your guest room block rate, or 20% off your wedding catering), “Maximize the Milestone,” and “Virtual Vows” (which provides ample options for live-streaming, audio enhancement, and videography). Read more about each special offer here.
In addition, the first wedding contract signed at The Sylvan will also receive complimentary use of the pool-side hospitality suite the day of the wedding, including a pre-wedding champagne toast for the bridal party.
Booking & Special Offers
The Sylvan Hotel opens with a variety of limited-time overnight package offerings, including a Winter Sale, Grand Opening Offer, Healthcare Heroes package, and more. View and book the packages via the website.
The Sylvan Hotel is located at 374 East Paces Ferry Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30305. For more information and to make a reservation, please visit thesylvanhotel.com or follow along on Instagram.