The Kimpton Sylvan Hotel


Client: Portman Holdings

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Status: Completed in 2021


  • Landscape architecture services for conversion of multifamily building to a hotel

  • Design for amenity areas, including pool, courtyards, entrance, and paths



Originally constructed in 1952, The Kimpton Sylvan Hotel is newly reimagined as a boutique hotel and its design pays homage to the building’s mid-century roots while looking forward with bold, contemporary art and accents.

TSW led design development and construction administration for the landscape design. The original concept design was developed by Savino Miller, with TSW serving as advisors. The design creates a lifestyle environment that provides state-of-the-art amenities on the 2.8 acre site and knits together the land and buildings into a seamless space that is accessible to all residents. The outdoor areas are flexible, relaxing, entertaining, and high end.
Technical aspects of the design included stormwater storage and integrating stormwater features into the landscape, grade changes for the front entrance, and incorporating ADA access.