This restaurant, lobby bar, and cafe are located in the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, originally designed by John Portman in 1967 and the first of many Portman hotels to feature a signature interior atrium. The trio of projects is part of a series of commissions undertaken at existing Hyatt hotels that aim to create dining establishments on par with those in the city they are located. In keeping with the Atlanta property’s mid-century Modernist legacy, the designs for these three venues are designed to be clean, modern, and timeless with warmth and individuality.
Next to the restaurant is Market; an 1,100-square-foot take-out café with packaged food and beverages, especially coffee, open 24 hours a day. The design echoes that of Sway—using materials such as white oak, American walnut and Carrera marble.
The third component of this Hyatt overhaul is Twenty Two Storys, the hotel’s ‘Lobby Bar’ – so named for the number of floors of the atrium. Conceived as a “modern tavern,” it’s spatially separate from the lobby yet completely open. Covering 5,100 square feet, the venue echoes the modernist design of neighboring Sway and Market, but with darker finishes for its own identity. The large central bar focuses the action around it. Raised booth’s with integral draft beer taps line the window wall, and all other tables are bar height to catalyze the notion of very casual drinking and eating. Low walls covered in leather tile help to define this area from the lobby, which is further reinforced with the large floating wood ceiling that cantilevers out into the hotel lobby.