US: The boutique property Wylie Hotel, located in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighbourhood, has come under the management of Driftwood Hospitality.
The Wylie Hotel was originally built in 1929 when it first opened as Garner Wallace Hotel. Now, the reimagined property – led by designers Kendal Rogers and Maria Garza Gossett of Pixel Design Collaborative – offers 111 rooms, a restaurant, an outdoor terrace and sunroom.
Driftwood will transition the Wylie to become part of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton, joining more than 100 hotels in the upscale portfolio.
“We’re ecstatic to be welcoming this vibrant and timeless hotel to our growing portfolio,” said Richard Slutter, regional director of operation-lifestyle at Driftwood Hospitality Management. “This specific location in Atlanta is booming, and we’re pleased we are adding this area into our collection of exceptional hotels.”
Liz Young, director of sales at Wylie Hotel, said: “Since all of these new buildings are going up and changing what it means to be in the Old Fourth Ward, we feel it’s part of our job to connect with the neighbourhood and the locals to create authentic experiences. We’re doing just that. Wylie Hotel is thoughtful, quaint and cute… The rooms are very residential, with all the creature comforts of home.”