The Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead is a glamorous, soothing respite in the middle of the busy Buckhead section of Atlanta. I’ve stayed twice at Ritz-Carlton Buckhead over the last year, and can sum up the experience in one word: details. The Ritz is a place that focuses on the details when it comes to taking care of their guests. But don’t expect them to shout about it, that’s not the Ritz-Carlton’s style.
The Ritz-Carlton way is to execute flawlessly, without notice or self-aggrandizement. This is definitely luxury in the old-fashioned sense where the greatest luxury is freedom from worry or thought. Housekeeping is there quickly and quietly to make up the sofa bed in your suite for turn-down service and room service delivers your hot carafe of hot cocoa just as efficiently and discreetly. The clothes hangars in the closets have little, nondescript plastic teeth to hold your trousers in place with no fuss. These are the kinds of little things that you don’t think about individually. But in aggregate, these are the kinds of things that people base their decision on whether or not to stay with you again.
Most recently, we stayed a few weeks ago while we were in town for a wedding. After checking in, I stayed in the room to get ready. Arriving back much later that evening, turn-down service was taken care of and the staff had replaced our fresh towels and left fresh bath amenities. I travel quite a bit and stay in a fair number of luxury hotels, and there are times I’ve been hard pressed to get an extra towel, let alone an extra bottle of shampoo. It’s these little things that make the Ritz different.
It also doesn’t hurt that the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead is also in a prime location. Buckhead is the iconic uptown district of Atlanta. You will find the Ritz right off the Buckhead toll road and across the street from Lenox Square, the hotel is located near great shopping and many of the businesses that have offices in the area. Whether it’s work or leisure that takes you to Buckhead, you’re close to everything. This major commercial and financial center is a hub of commerce in the Southeast and a popular tourist stop for people all over the world. Guests have easy access to an exceptional array of things to do in downtown, midtown and uptown Atlanta.
From world-class art galleries to The Atlanta History Center, five-star dining to one-of-a-kind boutiques, here you can experience Atlanta’s finest. Our distinctive hotel in Atlanta’s uptown is just minutes from Midtown, where guests will find the world-renowned High Museum, the Alliance Theatre and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra; and Downtown Atlanta, home of three major sports teams, the world’s busiest international airport and many corporate headquarters.
The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead is located near many world-renowned Atlanta attractions, including The World of Coca-Cola, Zoo Atlanta and the breathtaking Georgia Aquarium, providing the ideal destination.
Dining at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead is also a treat. Sunday brunch is extravagant and memorable. (Explaining to your 13 year-old why you can’t have smoked quail and caviar every Sunday morning, as you’re fixing oatmeal, can be trying for weeks afterwards.) While it’s very much a special treat for us as a family, it was well worth the time spent together in the old world setting of The Cafe.
The fitness facility at this property is something to behold. If my gym offered fresh citrus water, and the amenities the Ritz offers, I’d be there every morning at 5am when they open. The Junior Olympic sized saline lap pool, sauna, and adjacent woo me to the point I’d move in if given a choice.
While I’ve not had any spa services at this location, I have checked the spa area out. It’s gorgeous. soothing oasis in the madness that is Peachtree Road and beckons me pretty much every day of the week. Dressed in soothing colors and waiting for guests, the spa is an escape from the hustle and bustle of commerce and activity surrounding the Buckhead area.
If you’re looking for a getaway with your partner, family, or girlfriends, the Ritz Buckhead is the spot to be. They’ll take care of your every need with 5 star service.