St. Regis Atlanta
This stately, resort-style hotel in the heart of Buckhead redefines luxury in Atlanta. Expect the same sensibility you'd encounter at other St. Regis properties (Champagne service, poolside Evian spritzes) but with some very obvious—and glamorous—nods to the South. The two curved staircases and brick fireplaces decorating the lobby evoke antebellum estates; and the posh Astor Court, the city's top spot for a power breakfast, also puts on a lavish afternoon tea. The hotel's soothing centerpiece is its 40,000-square-foot "Pool Piazza," where a team of doting butlers fulfills any request, from a frozen fruit skewer to the day's newspaper. Airy guest rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows feature handcrafted chandeliers and original artwork. The bathrooms—among the largest in Atlanta—are also a trump card: the marble spaces are equipped with soaking tubs, double vanities, separate showers, and an LCD television hidden in the bathroom mirror.