The highly anticipated Wylie Hotel is now booking at its Ponce de Leon location, welcoming any and all who want to join in on the fun.
A bedside tableau from a guest room at the Wylie featuring retro accents
When a person has lived many lives, there is a sense of humility and knowledge that comes from those past experiences. This can surely be said of new boutique inn, Wylie Hotel. Originally built in 1929, the building was first known as the Garner-Wallace Hotel, which closed in 1933 as a result of the Great Depression, only to reopen shortly thereafter as the 551 Ponce de Leon Hotel. Later, the building transitioned into student housing, eventually falling into disrepair and into the laps of Mainsail Lodging & Development and Kim King Associates, thus beginning the building’s new era as Wylie Hotel—a place where all are welcomed. It is the building’s legacy and Old Fourth Ward location that give the Wylie its charm and attraction. In fact, its basement was once the locale of famous MJQ and Mrs. P’s original tearoom. Today, the revival hopes to be a homelike stop for travelers, featuring an outdoor terrace, sunroom, restaurant and individualized experience.
The interior of Mrs. P’s Bar & Kitchen is moody, providing the perfect place to grab a drink.
Upon entering the building, the energy is noticeably friendly and interiors feature a bespoke, detailed design that is both retro and modernized. Black-and-white checkerboard marble flooring and arched doorways perpetuate the midcentury modern vibe in the lobby and lead to the aptly named Mrs. P’s Bar & Kitchen. This culinary concept pays homage to Atlanta’s first openly LGBTQ bar and will serve Southern fare. As for lodging, the 111-room hotel features bespoke guest rooms, where no two are alike, designed by Atlanta-based firm Pixel Design Co. And as the crowning lodging feature, two extremely personalized suites are meant to make the guest feel like a resident rather than a visitor. Experience Atlanta’s historic Fourth Ward and get a taste of the new Southern experience. 551 Ponce de Leon Ave., NE, wyliehotel.com
Photography by: KATE BRICKER; RENDERING COURTESY OF WYLIE HOTEL