Hyatt Regency Atlanta Begins $60 Million Renovation
By Leon Stafford
The iconic Hyatt Regency in Downtown Atlanta is ditching its '60s origins to catch up to the 2010s.
That fan-shaped floor tile dating back to the hotel's 1967 opening, gone.
The giant front desk preferred when cash payments ruled, out of here.
And that original 18,000-pound canopy over the elevators, history.
To match competitors that have spent fortunes on renovations over the past few years, the Hyatt, known for the blue dome that used to house the Polaris restaurant atop the building, is spending more than $60 million to update its look between now and 2013, said general manager Joe Hindsley. MORE