It’s another sign of normality’s slow return when “busy wedding season” and “new hotel opening” are mentioned in the same eager breath.
That’s the case right now in Alpharetta, where the city’s burgeoning downtown is expected to see its first boutique hotel this summer, complementing three dozen restaurants and retail options that have materialized in a new urban-style node spanning several blocks the past few years.
Construction on The Hamilton, a 119-room Curio by Hilton hotel replacing a row of low-rise buildings on Milton Street, is ahead of schedule and expected to finish in mid-July, reps with developer Mayfair Street Partners report this week. The project is bringing at least four new dining and drinking options as well.
The timing of The Hamilton’s mid-summer debut, combined with a strengthening economy, has put in “high demand” in the middle of wedding season; its meeting spaces are designed to accommodate an “intimate micro-wedding with close family and friends” or “a grand wedding for 200,” per hotel reps.
Also expected to open in July, the tucked-away entertainment venue Roaring Social is described as a “resurgence of the 1920s speakeasy” concept with a street-level entrance through the back of an adjacent retail clothing store. Expect live music and an eight-lane bowling alley.
The Hamilton’s two on-property restaurants are called Carrie’s Conservatory (a relaxed Parisian environment) and Fulton House (a more traditional Southern take with a robust wine program). Rounding out the property are two retail spaces—one leased by Makimono Sushi, with the other tenant to be announced soon, per Hamilton reps.
Jason Joseph, a Mayfair Street Partners managing director and partner, said the “landmark addition” to downtown Alpharetta has exceeded his original expectations.
The property will be managed by Hotel Equities. Opening nightly rates begin in the $200 range.
Have a closer look in the gallery above.
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