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The Grand Hyatt Hotel is located at the heart of Atlanta’s premier Buckhead district. The intent of its renovation was to develop an atmosphere of “casual elegance” that would appeal to the hotel’s elite clientele. A new lobby bar and lounge underwent a dramatic transformation utilizing the “good bones” present in the existing building. The resulting lobby space evokes a feeling of elegance without formality, thus encouraging guests to relax and linger in the bar and lobby lounge as well as enjoy the fine cuisine offered by the Grand Hyatt’s restaurant, Cassis. designONE raised the existing recessed main floor to create a level hotel lobby, relocated and emphasized the bar and lobby seating areas. A feature fireplace was also added to a private seating area in the lobby. The hotel’s fine-dining restaurant, Cassis, was redesigned to provide a social function room and a reduced capacity restaurant with a concealed buffet service for breakfast and lunch, while featuring a la carte service for fine-dining during evening use.