EPELBOIM and IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) broke ground last month on a new EVEN Hotel property in Atlanta. The hotel will open in early 2021 in the Cobb Galleria area of Atlanta, Georgia. Dignitaries, executives and other key players who are instrumental in the upcoming hotel concept, attended the October 24, 2019 groundbreaking event. The roster of VIPs included: Arik Kono, Regional Vice President of Upscale Development for IHG; Eric Young, president and CEO of Reeves & Young; Jon Kurperus, Project Manager for Claro Development; Lamar Wakefield, President of Wakefield Beasley & Associates; and Noel Epelboim, President and CEO of EPELBOIM.
EPELBOIM has executed a franchise agreement with IHG to develop the second EVEN Hotel in Georgia. The property is conveniently located within walking distance from Cobb Galleria Convention Center, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center, Cumberland Mall, and adjacent to SunTrust Park (home of the Atlanta Braves) and the booming Battery Atlanta entertainment district.
The new-build hotel continues the expansion of the wellness-focused brand's footprint in the Southeast. The six-story hotel will consist of 133 rooms, 940-square-feet of flexible meeting space, an onsite restaurant and a 1190-square-foot athletic studio. The hotel will also incorporate the brand's in-room fitness elements and a balance of health-conscious and food and beverage options to help guests maintain their wellness lifestyle while traveling away from home.