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Hyatt Regency Atlanta honors architect John Portman with a plaque

By Maria Saporta

Architect John Portman designed a hotel that changed Atlanta’s skyline and catapulted the Hyatt hotel chain to a worldwide brand.

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta is now returning the favor. It has placed a plaque in honor of the Atlanta architect and developer in the lobby of the iconic 1967 hotel.

In celebration of Portman and the placement of the plaque, the Hyatt threw a surprise party on Feb. 13 for Portman and invited his family, friends and close associates who have seen a city grow up around the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.