Historic Atlanta building to open as a Wylie hotel

US: Mainsail Lodging & Development has announced the historic Garner-Wallace Hotel, on Atlanta’s Ponce de Leon Avenue, will reopen as Wylie Hotel in early 202

Built in 1929, the building has had many incarnations – the first as the Garner-Wallace Hotel, which closed in 1933 as a result of the Great Depression – reopening shortly after as the 551 Ponce de Leon Hotel.

It later transitioned into its most recent use as Ponce Student Suites before falling into disrepair. Among the building’s first tenants were the original Mrs. P’s Tea Room and illustrious MJQ, residing in the hotel’s basement from 1965 to 1997. Wylie Hotel’s revival will retain the property’s legacy as a well-appointed, homelike bedstop for travellers and will feature an outdoor terrace, sunroom and restaurant – named Mrs. P’s Bar & Kitchen – paying homage to the building and community’s rich history.

Mainsail says the property “will re-emerge as a 111-room boutique hotel with bespoke, individualised room offerings”.

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