I am a very frequent Hilton patron, as is my husband. We happen to have different last names, as many couples do. When I arrived, I presented a printed copy of my reservation, my ID (which included my home address) and my credit card. The desk attendant asked whether my husband was with me. No. She asked me if I had a different last name from my husband. Yes. I used my ID to show her that he and I have the same home address on our account. She then muttered comments about women who "act like that" and "ain't got his name" and made me write down my husband's cell number so that she could call and GET HIS PERMISSION for me to check in. I was shocked, but didn't balk because I was exhausted and wanted to go to my room. However, later I went up to the Honors lounge where a concierge was on duty. I told him what happened. He said that was their policy because once someone checked in who had a different last name and there was a "grisly murder." Oh for Pete's sake! If this is a security issue, call it a security issue. Don't lecture me on the social implications of my name. I have checked into Hilton properties all over the world and this has never happened anywhere else. This is 2012, not 1912.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A modern convention hotel, the Hilton Atlanta defies typical and embraces extraordinary in an ideal setting for business or pleasure. Positioned in the heart of downtown Atlanta, Hilton Atlanta is conveniently location near renowned attractions and premier venues and only 15 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. 1,249 guest rooms provide a comfortable home-base to recharge and rejuvenate, and a full range of amenities are offered to conduct business, stay fit and unwind. Known for delectable culinary delights, Hilton Atlanta features a variety of dining options including the award-winning Nikolai’s Roof and Trader Vic’s restaurants. Hilton Atlanta boasts 65 individual meetings rooms and approximately 129,000 square feet of SMART-FLO™ flexible space designed to maximize meetings and events for productivity and success. In summer, 2017 Hilton Atlanta will complete a multi-million dollar renovation consisting of enhancements to public areas, guestrooms, suites and meeting spaces. Meeting planners can expect increased flexibility and functionality with the transformation of ballroom space, as well as increased internet bandwidth to fulfill demands and expectations. A revamped Lobby will provide a captivating sense of arrival with a new front desk location and vibrant lighting. The second floor will be completely transformed as the ceiling height is raised and pillars are removed in the Grand Salon for increased flexibility and functionality. The 38,000 square-foot Galleria Exhibit Hall will be reconfigured to include breakouts, and all meeting space will feature increased internet bandwidth to fulfill meeting planners’ demands and expectations. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Atlanta Hotel Atlanta
- Atlanta Hilton Hotel
- Hilton Hotel Atlanta