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Fodor's Logo By Barbara Noe Kennedy of Fodor's | Slide 1 of 15: <p><strong>Where: </strong>Atlanta, Georgia</p><p>Architect aficionados have John C. Portman to thank for creating Atlanta’s sparkling skyline in the 1960s. He went on to design neo-futuristic buildings around the world—and now he’s back in town. The superstar nonagenarian has bought one of his original office edifices, and on its lower nine floors has masterminded the boutique <a href="http://www.indigoatlantadowntown.com/">Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown</a>. He’s had his say (and way) in every aspect of the overhaul, from its hanging-glass-and-steel lobby spiral staircase to carpets depicting artwork from his private collection to specific dishes on the menu. The avant-garde murals in the guest rooms depict another Portman project, the <a href="http://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/georgia/atlanta/things-to-do/sights/reviews/peachtree-center-164313">AmericasMart-Atlanta</a> located next door. No doubt, if you were an architect and could dream big, Portman’s pet project would be your inspiration.</p><p><strong>Plan Your Trip:</strong> Visit <a href="http://www.fodors.com/world/north-america/usa/georgia/atlanta">Fodor’s Atlanta Travel Guide</a></p>

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown

Where: Atlanta, Georgia

Architect aficionados have John C. Portman to thank for creating Atlanta’s sparkling skyline in the 1960s. He went on to design neo-futuristic buildings around the world—and now he’s back in town. The superstar nonagenarian has bought one of his original office edifices, and on its lower nine floors has masterminded the boutique Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown. He’s had his say (and way) in every aspect of the overhaul, from its hanging-glass-and-steel lobby spiral staircase to carpets depicting artwork from his private collection to specific dishes on the menu. The avant-garde murals in the guest rooms depict another Portman project, the AmericasMart-Atlanta located next door. No doubt, if you were an architect and could dream big, Portman’s pet project would be your inspiration.

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