Gay Travel – Loews Atlanta – Atlanta, GA
Loews Atlanta / 1065 Peachtree Street / Atlanta, GA 30309 / 404-745-5000
I have been a fan of Loews Hotels ever since my first stay at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando back in 1999.
There are many reasons I adore Loews, including the fact that it is extremely Lgbt friendly, has an amazing pet friendly policy (Loews LOVES pets), provide super friendly service, a great choice of locations and beautifully appointed rooms.
Recently, my wife Jennifer and I had the opportunity to stay at Loews Atlanta. I was instantly impressed by its sleek, sexy, interior decked out in plum, tan and green color tones.
The lobby is vast and welcoming with contemporary Bar Eleven, Loews Atlanta’s signature neighborhood hotspot.
Bar Eleven’s wall of liquor is just as spectacular as the Midtown views!
This is a perfect spot to meet friends, relax and enjoy one of the hotel’s signature cocktails, including the uniquely local Atlanta cocktail, The Sage Blossom.
Guests of Bar Eleven are also treated to an extensive menu of signature southern cuisine at Loews’ restaurant, Eleven.
After a smooth check in my wife and I headed to our Grand King Room. Upon entering the first thing that literally took our breath away were the floor-to-ceiling, wraparound windows that offered gorgeous views of the Atlanta city skyline!
There was SO much I loved about this room. The views, the soft lighting, the extremely comfortable bed, the glass shower and soft earthly color tones.
The Grand King rooms are very spacious with fine linens, plus towels and an over-sized desk with ergonomic chairs.
Since we were only staying for an evening, we began to explore the hotel. I couldn’t help but notice how friendly all the workers were that we encountered. Each one made eye contact, gave us big smiles and said hello. I guess I would be pretty happy too if I worked for such a great company! 😉
GOOD TO KNOW:
- Loews Atlanta has 414 guest rooms including 44 suites, each spaciously designed with oversized desks, floor-to-ceiling windows, 4 fixture baths, and the ultimate in technological amenities.
- Room types include: Superior, Deluxe and Grand King Rooms.
- Suites include: Grand Luxury Suites, Business Suites, Vice Presidential Suites and Presidential Suites.
- Loews Atlanta’s onsite restaurant, Eleven, offers innovative farm-to-table cuisine with a southern accent.
- Bar Eleven has live local music, creative hand mixed cocktails, local microbrews, and artisanal wines.
- Market Eleven, the hotel’s mini market, features Starbuck’s Coffee, picnics to go, Eleven Restaurant items on the fly and cool gifts.
- Loews is EXTREMELY Pet Friendly and offers special amenities just for your pet.
- The hotel has over 40,000 square feet of flexible function space to accommodate groups up to 1,580.
- The hotel has a state-of-the-art business center.
- 24-hour room service is available.
- The hotel is home to Exhale Spa Atlanta.
- Check in is at 4:00 PM / Check-out is at 12:00 PM (late check out charge is 50% of daily rate)
SPA – EXHALE: Exhale is located on the seventh floor of the Loews Atlanta Hotel. It is an urban oasis offering fitness programming through a packed schedule of Core Fusion, yoga, and Core Cycling classes, as well as a large mind body gym with top of the line cardio and weight equipment. An expansive spa area accommodates individuals and groups for face, body, and nail therapies. Guests enjoy use of the detoxifying coed hammam, well-amenitized changing rooms, sauna, and steam rooms. For more information click HERE.
PACKAGES: Loews Atlanta has packages for everyone! For up-to-the-minute offerings click HERE.
PET FRIENDLY: Loews Hotels was the first national hotel chain to launch a pet program with the introduction of Loews Loves Pets in 2000. The program treats four-legged friends like VIPS (Very Important Pet) with amenities including a special pet room-service menu, a welcome letter from the general manager with local pet services listed, pet toys, bedding and more.
At Loews Atlanta pet friendly hotel, you have everything you need to feel right at home with your four-legged friend! For more information click HERE.
FAMILY FRIENDLY: Loews Loves Kids and Loews Loves Teens, Too are programs that set the standard for family travel to Atlanta. These unique services are designed to keep your children healthy and happy. From special “kids” clubs, camps and menus to on-call gear, Fisher-Price toys and entertainment, Loews has everything to make travel a pleasure for you and your family. For more information click HERE.
ELEVEN RESTAURANT & BAR ELEVEN: Unfortunately I did not get to experience dinner at Eleven during my short visit but from what I have heard – it is fantastic! Eleven serves contemporary southern cuisine with a straightforward menu. Click HERE for more information on Eleven.
Jennifer and I did enjoy Bar Eleven and highly recommend the Sage Blossom, the hotel’s own special cocktail!
As stated earlier, Bar Eleven is warm & inviting to both locals and visitors. You can enjoy LIVE music every Thursday evening. For more information click HERE.
SPECIAL EVENTS / CONFERENCE CENTERS / WEDDINGS: Loews has 40,000 square feet of flexible function space. Whether you are planning a corporate retreat, wedding or business meeting – Loews Atlanta has you covered. Let one of their experts, including their wedding planners, coordinate everything to suit your needs. For more information click HERE and HERE for weddings.
GAY & LESBIAN FACTOR: Gay Travel Information only spotlights businesses that meet our high standards of service. It goes without saying that the places we choose to feature on our web site are indeed “gay friendly”, are as most places these days, so what separates Loews Atlanta from the obvious gay friendliness is its superb product! This is a gorgeous property for EVERYONE. Loews has always been very popular with the Lgbt clientele and that is because we, like everyone else, want great service, amenities and value. Everything about Loews Atlanta is winning. The location, the service, the ambiance, the amenities and being in a city known for its Lgbt acceptance certainly is a plus! 😉 My wife and I were treated no differently than anyone else. We enjoyed every second of our experience, from check-in to check-out, okay, maybe check-out was bittersweet, I mean, who wants to leave a place like this? All I know is that as a travel coordinator and travel writer for 15+ years, I would wholeheartedly recommend Loews Atlanta to my clients and readers. With that said I am “OUTING” this amazing hotel as Lgbt friendly and worthy of our business and support!
Atlanta is infectious.
I love the city. I love the people. I love the weather…..and I love Loews Atlanta.
This hotel deserves more than a typical 5-star rating. It deserves more than simply reading my review.
It deserves YOU experiencing it first hand.
I for one cannot wait to return.
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