ATLANTA–(hospitalitybusinessnews.com)–Continuing its global expansion, Sonesta International Hotels Corporation today announced the opening of its newest hotel in the Atlanta area, the 426-room Sonesta Gwinnett Place. Its second hotel in this market, this full service hotel is located in the Atlanta suburb of Duluth, and was formerly known as the Atlanta Marriott Gwinnett Place.
“We are very excited with the addition of this hotel to our collection,” said Bill Sheehan, chairman and CEO of Sonesta. “Sonesta Gwinnett Place is the fifth full service domestic Sonesta hotel we’ve added in just the past year, bringing our total U.S. hotels to 25. Atlanta is a critical market for Sonesta’s support of the growing needs of our business travelers, and this hotel’s event capabilities assures it will continue to be the hotel of choice in Gwinnett Place area.”
Sonesta Gwinnett Place is in the heart of the Gwinnett Place neighborhood, just northeast of Atlanta. This 17 story hotel is the largest in Gwinnett County and its 426 guest rooms include 15 suites and three concierge floors. The hotel features 18 function rooms offering more than 16,000 square feet of meeting and event space and the hotel’s 8,000 square foot Georgia Ballroom accommodates up to 1,000 guests. In addition, the hotel offers a steakhouse, lounge and casual dining restaurant, swimming pool, health club, sundeck and free parking.
The hotel is located near major entertainment venues including the Gwinnett Arena, the Performing Arts Centre and the AAA Gwinnett Braves Coolray Field. Other attractions like Lake Lanier, World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta and the CNN Center are located nearby. Local shopping options include Gwinnett Place Mall, Sugarloaf Mills Mall and the Mall of Georgia.