The Perimeter’s first new hotel in a quarter century is scheduled to open at Perimeter Sumitt in 2014.
The 173-room Hyatt Hotel at Villa Christina will be built adjacent to the Villa Christina Restaurant and Conference Center near Ashford Dunwoody Road in Brookhaven.
The hotel will be the first new, full-service hotel built in the Perimeter submarket in nearly 25 years, according to a press release from the developers of the hotel. Officials say development is expected to take 18 months with a planned opening in March 2014.
The new hotel will accommodate the people that attend the more than 1,000 weddings and special events at Villa Christina each year. The hotel will include: a rooftop pool, outdoor garden room, new ballroom and meeting rooms, 47 specialty guest suites, and 126 standard guest rooms.
The hotel is being developed by GE Asset Management, Seven Oaks Company and Legacy Property Group.
David Marvin, founder and president of Legacy Property Group, said in a news release that he’s excited about working on a hotel next to a venue that already books so many events each year. “That’s a great advantage in the hotel industry – much better than starting the social booking from scratch.”
Brookhaven City Councilwoman Rebecca Chase Williams, whose district includes Perimeter Summit, said the new city is lucky to have a hotel in the works.
“This is a tremendous project for Brookhaven and I’m thrilled it’s already coming out of the ground,” Williams said. “It’s just going to be a fabulous place.”
She said the hotel will be an added incentive to attract people to do business in Brookhaven.
“It’s going to give us an even nicer conference center,” Williams said. “It’s a great draw to bring in visitors and businesses.”
The Hyatt Hotel at Villa Christina will be part of Perimeter Summit, an 83-acre, master-planned development. Perimeter Summit includes 1.4-million-square-feet of Class A office space and 2.1-million-square-feet of additional density on five future development parcels, according to the release.