This is one of three W hotels in the Atlanta area, the others being downtown and midtown. This one is located in the upscale Buckhead area of Atlanta, on the opposite side of the city from the airport. It is located at the Buckhead MARTA (subway from airport and downtown) station and almost next door to the Westin Buckhead. The hotel is built "sideways" perpendicular to the street, so that to enter you must walk or drive along a driveway to arrive at the front entrance, which does not face the street. I'm not sure whether I'd like to walk from the street to the door very late at night, but the hotel seems lively so there should be people around, including valet parkers. The hotel's decor has a southern, even tropical, feel with light colors (very unlike other Ws).The lobby is pretty and distinctive, although I would not characterize it as particularly feminine as some have complained. It has the obligatory Living Room bar and a very popular restaurant. The small rooftop pool is also interesting. Normal rooms appear small with tiny bathrooms (small shower stall only, no bathtub) and even narrow doors. They're attractively decorated, again in light colors. Prices are frequently the same as for the Westin Buckhead. They're very different hotels and I'm not sure that one dominates, although the lounge in the Westin is a big advantage for SPG Plats.