This is a huge convention hotel in a famous very tall modern circular building (about ninety stories). It is located in downtown Atlanta, about a block from a MARTA (subway) station and several blocks up the hill from other large convention hotels such as the Marriott. The lobby atrium looks dated, but views from higher floors are amazing, but some could experience anxiety due to the floor-to-ceiling wall of glass in guestrooms. Several years ago, a tornado hit Atlanta and destroyed many windows in the hotel. New windows had to be manufactured specially for the restoration project, which was just recently completed. However, the water damage has left some rooms with mildew smells. Rooms are small but well designed and stylish with nice large desks (and outlets). Bathrooms are small and reflect the time when the hotel was built. Service IME was bad: it should not require four telephone calls and six hours to get a bath towel (none were in the room when I arrived). I noticed several long hairs in the bathroom upon arrival. Dirty room service dished remained in hallways for more than 24 hours. The hotel has multiple restaurants and bars. There's a lobby-level restaurant decorated in stylish modern plastic, a lobby-level bar, and a Starbucks, plus a more elegant restaurant/bar on the top floor. There's a gift shop, also on the main lobby level. Newspapers are not delivered to rooms but can be picked up in the lobby (free) or, curiously, for a better selection (also free) downstairs by the carriage entrance and hotel garage. As the lobby-level elevator lobby also serves as the main pathway from the main entrance to the check in/out area, it is extremely congested; there can be long waits for elevators. There's a health club and indoor pool accessed by a staircase from about level ten. I didn't find the pool to be very attractive as it is an older rectangular pool (smaller than Olympic size) in a room where children's voices are amplified and echo. There's a separate SPG check in/out area and the staff seem polite and welcoming. I've never been upgraded to a suite here, although the hotel seems to have a reasonable number. There is no lounge and the hotel does not offer alternative amenities.