Four Seasons Hotel, Atlanta
A grand, sweeping, chandeliered stairway right inside the entrance of this hotel lets you know as soon as you arrive: old-school opulence with a Southern flourish is alive and well. The public spaces—including the lobby, a mezzanine lounge, and the elegant Park 75 restaurant—all gleam with burnished rojo Alicante stone, gilded mirrors, and leather-upholstered chairs; attentive staffers, many of whom have been at the property for more than a decade, stand everywhere at the ready. The hotel's 244 rooms boast golden-yellow walls, silky, earth-toned fabrics, and crisp white bed linens. There's also a ground-floor spa, where a fleet of aestheticians provides peach manicures and pomegranate polish body wraps in the 10 treatment rooms; on the ground floor is a spacious indoor pool with an adjacent sun terrace for lounging. Visit newly minted Bar Margot for handmade pasta, charcuterie and cheeses overlooking the lobby's three-story atrium. And just across the street is the High Museum of Art, one of the city's don't-miss attractions.