If you're driving in, park your car and forget it, and if you're flying into Jackson Hartsfield International Airport hop on MARTA for a quick and cool air-conditioned ride to the Buckhead/Lenox MARTA station which is one block from the hotel and provides very easy access to the city's most popular attractions.
After a quick southern welcome and check-in we head to our room to drop our luggage off and check out our Staycation accommodations. (If you are a highly allergenic person, this hotel has installed PURE® Technology in several guest rooms to ensure these rooms remain 99.9% allergy free). We look around, look at each other and it's a high five! The room is spacious, bright, a beautiful view of the pristine pool, and views of some of the best shopping in Atlanta, Phipps Plaza and Lenox Mall (both within 1-2 block walking distance).
After travelling all morning we applied some sun block and hit the outdoor pool to refresh and reenergize. Time to replenish too, so a few steps away is the hotel's Patio at Shula's 347, where we ordered salads, that were fresh off the farm! Perfect! At which time I was informed 'we' are off to the malls. Let me go on record saying this is not, I repeat, not on my bucket list! That being said I head to the local Sports Bar until we reconvene in 2 hours. Alarm set. Check.
Two hours later you would have thought it was Christmas, however the summer heat reminds me otherwise. Boxes and packages that could stack to the ceiling. Justification: Huge summer sales and the new line of fall styles.
After "that" damage is done we headed to Piedmont Park for a sunset stroll through the park and onward to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens for Concert & Cocktails in the gardens, then on to Dante's Down the Hatch for dinner, and a romantic walk back to the hotel. A truly perfect day in Hotlanta!
Tomorrow's agenda: Shopping the boutiques in Decatur,
Staycation in Hotlanta??? There will be many, many more!!