Atlanta Biltmore Hotel - Atlanta, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 33° 46.613 W 084° 23.216
16S E 741972 N 3740486
Quick Description: The Atlanta Biltmore Hotel opened in Atlanta, Georgia in 1924 and cost of $6 million. It is easily distinguished by the towering radio masts on each end of the building, with vertical illuminated letters that spell out "BILTMORE."
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/21/2007 5:46:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM21YX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
Views: 168

Long Description:
The Atlanta Biltmore Hotel opened in Atlanta, Georgia in 1924 and cost of $6 million. It was designed by the architectural firm of Schultze and Weaver. It is easily distinguished by the towering radio masts on each end of the building, with vertical illuminated letters that spell out "BILTMORE." The top floor and radio masts broadcasted WSB-AM from 1925 to 1956.
In the 1960's it became the Sheraton-Biltmore Hotel and operated under this name until the new Sheraton Atlanta opened downtown. The Biltmore operated under private ownership for a short period finally closing in 1981. The building remained vacant for many years, though the adjoining apartment building served for some time as the Biltmore Suites Hotel.

The empty hotel building was gutted and transformed into office space in the late 1990's. Due to extensive renovations by Sheraton, there were only two remaining historic rooms, the two main floor ballrooms. They were fully restored as public function rooms. The Biltmore Suites Hotel was closed and converted to condominiums about this time.

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