Yuk! The area reeked of left over greasy food left in plastic trays/cartons that "cured" in the sun for hours. Really pathetic; as NOBODY came around and cleaned up the place. They have a couple of guys working the drink machine but apparently it wasn't their job to keep the place clean.
Management was told about it by several people and nothing was done. The hot tub was GREEN after 10+ kids ran in and out of it for hours. Again, no management of the pool area.
The main pool was a kiddy pool. Period. No adults bothered to even attempt to enter the free-for-all.
Also, way short on lounge chairs, so many adults left on the concrete while families of 5+ took 3+ loungers for their under 10 year old kids. No management of pool activities so you had kids tossing footballs, tennis balls, etc all over the place.
Families would order their brunch and it was brought out to them in these plastic containers that simply rotted in the sun. I saw all kinds of sauce spilled on the lounge chairs inhabited by the kids and parents. Nastiest, smelliest pool scene I've ever encountered.
And this is a 5 star hotel? What a joke. Greasy, over-sized burgers, chicken wings, etc all brought out to the pool area by management. Really? Management encourages families to park themselves on 3+ lounge chairs and stay the entire afternoon. Many did so as my room had a view of the pool area and hours later they would still be out there.
Some adults would drop their towels on a lounge chair and disappear for an hour plus while their partner would constantly swat away people asking if they could use it. Adults left scavenging for loungers while kids sat on most of them.
Check out my photo of a bucket of empty beer cans and plastic trays that sat for hours outside.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Atlanta's prestigious Buckhead district, InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta offers stylish, upscale amenities in an inviting atmosphere with true Southern charm. All 422 elegant guest rooms feature 47" flat screen HDTVs, high-speed Wi-Fi, marble baths with separate shower and soaking tubs, pillow-top bedding, minibar, and complimentary use of the 24/7 Fitness Center overlooking famed Peachtree Road. Club InterContinental guest rooms also include private access to the fully staffed Club InterContinental Lounge with complimentary breakfast, snacks, and beverages. Helmed by celebrity chef Art Smith, InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta's on site restaurant, Southern Art, offers Southern-inspired cuisine and cocktails in a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. Alongside Southern Art, Bourbon Bar is the award winning bourbon-centric bar and lounge featuring more than 70 varieties of bourbon, including exclusive private label barrels from acclaimed distillers. ... more less
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