Mainsail Lodging & Development has announced Atlanta’s historic Garner-Wallace Hotel will officially reopen as Wylie Hotel in early 2021. Built in 1929, the building has lived many lives – the first as the Garner-Wallace Hotel, which closed in 1933 as a result of the Great Depression – reopening shortly after as the 551 Ponce de Leon Hotel. It later transitioned into its most recent use as Ponce Student Suites before falling into disrepair and beginning its journey toward becoming Wylie Hotel.
Pixel Design Co, an Atlanta-based design firm, is breathing life into Wylie Hotel’s revival, gathering tidbits of inspiration from the celebrated history of O4W and the building itself. Wylie Hotel’s revival will retain the property’s legacy as a well-appointed, homelike bedstop for travelers and will feature an outdoor terrace, sunroom and restaurant – named Mrs. P’s Bar & Kitchen – paying homage to the building and community’s rich history. The property will re-emerge as a 111-room boutique hotel with bespoke, individualized room offerings. With no two rooms alike, Wylie Hotel will feature two suites – Suite P and Q Suite.
Rendering: Courtesy of Pixel Design Co