The striking architectural glass box that is the W Atlanta brings a landmark buzzy scene to Downtown, with lively social areas that are a magnet to a trendy crowd. The rooftop pool is a major draw, particularly over summer weekends.

Taking up residence in one of Atlanta’s glass towers, W Atlanta - Downtown has a commanding presence on the skyline. An atmospherically lit entrance sets the scene for what lies within. The Living Room bar and lounge is a botanical hideaway designed to make guests feel they’re sipping their cocktails beneath a canopy of trees. The equally boldly designed Local Motives is an all-day dining restaurant serving up classic American dishes. It’s a good place for a bite if you can’t tear yourself away from W Atlanta’s social scene. The rooftop pool is the talk of the town in the summertime, where guests and locals peruse the excellent bar menu and admire the skyline. The 16th-floor spa is hard to resist with an impressive choice of treatments and a Blow Bar for glamming up before a big night out, Atlanta style. When you finally do retire for the night, W Atlanta’s rooms are modern, steering clear of anything that could be considered boring, with sleek fixtures and opulent aubergine accents. If mornings demand immediate caffeine, a local brew from Local Motives will kickstart your day.

4.5 stars