Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta
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Located in the affluent enclave of Buckhead, this tower hotel is set in the first 15 floors of a striking high-rise (it was formerly the Mansion on Peachtree). But there’s no missing the elegant Mandarin Oriental style: the polished entrance, with marble floors and a grand staircase, is a nod to the brand’s Asian style. Guest rooms are some of the city’s largest—the smallest is a spacious 482 square feet—and create a soothing, residential feel: think neutral tones, soft fabrics, and a brushed velour chair and ottoman. The 14-room spa sports a 60-foot indoor lap pool that’s illuminated by natural light, plus a yoga studio and a VIP Couples Suite with a soaking tub and shower. For entertainment, the hotel is walking distance to posh shopping centers Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza, while on weekends, travelers gather for livemusic in the Café & Bar, which overlooks the English garden.