Starwood's Luxury Collection Hotels and Resorts announced the official debut of The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, situated in Atlanta’s “urban chic” Buckhead neighborhood. The 507-room property is owned by Host Hotels and Resorts and it previously held The Ritz Carlton, Buckhead branding.

“By delivering authentic experiences, The Luxury Collection offers today’s global explorer a launchpad from which to discover iconic and emerging destinations around the world,” said Mitzi Gaskins, global brand leader, The Luxury Collection. “With its cosmopolitan spirit and sense of warm hospitality, The Whitley will provide guests with a new lens through which to experience Buckhead, an exciting part of Atlanta.”

Offering a relaxed elegance befitting of its Southern heritage, The Whitley introduces a renovated restaurant, bar and Legacy Ballroom that includes 14-foot ceilings, crystal chandeliers, a wall of windows and a private alfresco terrace. Future enhancements include a sophisticated guest room renovation, a refresh of public spaces and the introduction of an engaging arrival experience.

Embracing The Luxury Collection’s reputation for being an authority on the locale, guests will also be able to unlock the destination with the assistance of the concierge ambassador—all of which fall in step with the desires of today’s luxury travelers. The Whitley, named for Buckhead’s namesake John Whitley, hopes to become the premier location for business, leisure, meetings and events in Buckhead.

“We’re excited to usher in a new era for one of Buckhead’s most storied addresses,” said David Friederich, managing director, The Whitley. “As we establish The Whitley’s brand presence in this iconic neighborhood, we’re merging the refined luxury and service for which The Luxury Collection is known.”

The Whitley’s 56 luxe suites range in size from 720 to 1,800 square feet, with every room offering guests the comforts of a spacious living area. The Whitley Club Level offers chef-created breakfasts and a complimentary nightcap before bed, and all rooms provide access to the immersive spa and fitness center.

With more than 30,000 square feet of versatile function space, The Whitley also maintains Buckhead’s historic purpose as a meeting place. The hotel’s 31 diverse event spaces can host all types of gatherings.