Hartsfield-Jackson International unveiled expanded plans for hotel development next to the domestic terminal, additions that will change the face of the world's busiest airport and add options for travelers.
An InterContinental hotel, conference center and office space will be built just steps away from the domestic terminal, as part of a broader "airport city" development by Majestic Carter Atlanta Mixed Use LLC. It will be located just outside the west exit doors where taxis and shuttles pick up passengers.
Following a design phase, construction is slated to start in early 2018.
The airport and Majestic Carter on Tuesday also revealed plans for two more hotels on another site nearby. Combined, the InterContinental and the other two "select service" hotels represent a $350 million development. Select service hotels typically have fewer restaurants, less catering and event space than full-service hotels like InterContinental.
Majestic Carter, a partnership of Majestic Realty Co., real estate firm Carter and GPM Investments LLC, is developing the hotels and other developments on 26.5 acres near to the airport terminal as a public-private partnership on a 50-year lease with the airport.
The project architect is John Portman & Associates. Portman, InterContinental and Carter all have roots in Atlanta.
The development of hotels and a conference center next to the airport is aimed at generating more revenue for the airport and adding to the amenities for travelers.
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