The Urban Explorers of Atlanta took the “Path of Portman Walking Tour” by The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation this month. Steve Saenz captured this Atlanta Marriott Marquis atrium shot looking down.
It is obvious that for pretty much everything there had to be a beginning, a first, something that got the ball rolling. Sometimes if you’re the first you get to control the category. The name of your product actually becomes the name of all products in the same category: Coke, Kleenex, Jello, Xerox, Gatorade, Cuties. […]
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.