Business Briefs: New hotels, new retail opening around Intown

A rendering of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Buckhead.
A rendering of the Hampton Inn & Suites in Buckhead.

McKibbon Hospitality and Coro Realty Advisors will build a new, 186-room, 108,659 square feet Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton along Piedmont Road in Buckhead.  The hotel will be located in the present shopping center named Buckhead Place, which is anchored by LA Fitness, Marshall’s, Pier One, Hyatt Place and 05 Buckhead apartment tower. The Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Buckhead Place will front on a private access road that runs to Piedmont Road.

Huff Harrington Home is relocating to 3850 Roswell Road in Buckhead in October. The light and airy 5,000 square foot store will offer more space to display Huff Harrington Home’s collection of furniture, lighting, and home decor available in a wide range of styles.

Techstars Atlanta, in partnership with Cox Enterprises, has selected 10 companies to participate in the program’s 2016 class. The inaugural program kicked off in August for 90 days. The goal of the program is to accelerate startup companies, along with their products and services. The Atlanta companies selected are LaaSer, a tech company that has created software to prevent 911 calls placed via cellphone to the correct address, latitude and longitude; Real Meal Delivery, which delivers fresh, made-from-scratch meals daily; and Sequr, visitor management system for communities using call boxes.

Cycling studio Peloton has opened its first Atlanta showroom at Lenox Square in Buckhead. Equipped with a 22-inch touchscreen featuring live and on-demand fitness classes, Peloton’s design and technology puts riders in the center of each workout at home and offers in-depth fitness metrics and interaction with fellow riders across the country. For more information, visit pelotoncycle.com.

Noble Investment Group and Simon Property Group have opened AC Hotel Buckhead Atlanta at the intersection of Peachtree Road and Wieuca Road next door to Phipps Plaza. Along with 166 guest rooms and suites, 24-hour health and fitness including indoor swimming, local companies may take advantage of the 2,500-square-feet of executive meeting space as well as the AC Library. Guests can enjoy a breakfast selection of self-serve European fare in the AC Kitchen while the AC Lounge boasts tapas-inspired small bites, craft beers, cocktails and specialty wines.

Little Barn Apothecary
Little Barn Apothecary + Co.

Atlanta-based international beauty brand Little Barn Apothecary has opened Little Barn Apothecary + Co., their first retail store and flagship shop, in Atlanta’s Westside Provisions District, 1170 Howell Mill Road. For more information, visit littlebarnapothecary.com.

Dior Boutique has opened in 5,000 square feet at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta offering women’s clothing and accessories, including ready-to-wear, shoes and handbags.

Comcast has donated $10,000 to the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s Kids In Need program. The money will help provide school supplies to students across metro Atlanta whose academic success is threatened by poverty. In addition, local Comcast employees last week helped distribute the supplies from the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s Jefferson Avenue location to area schools. For more on Kids in Need, visit this link.

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