Monday, March 28, 2016

Atlanta Hospitality Alliance Presents John C. Portman, Jr. with Lifetime Achievement Award

John C. Portman Jr.
                ATLANTA, GA,  March 28, 2016—The Atlanta Hospitality Alliance (AHA) today announced that it has presented John C. Portman, Jr., with its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the overall architectural look and feel of Atlanta, particularly in the hotel sector.

 The award ceremony was held during AHA’s spring meeting at the new Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown, designed by Portman and operated by Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), an Atlanta-based, private hotel ownership and management company.

                “Atlanta would be a very different city without the vision of John C. Portman, Jr., and the hotel industry would be much more drab,” said David Marvin, president of AHA. 

David Marvin
“Having designed and built some of this city’s most iconic buildings and hotels, including the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Peachtree Center, SunTrust Plaza and Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Mr. Portman literally has helped architecturally reshape ‘southern hospitality.’  We can think of no better recipient for this inaugural honor.”

                Known for his signature mix of modernism and brutalism, highlighted by massive atriums and long, glassy elevators, Portman’s buildings can be found in 60 cities on four continents, helping redefine cityscapes in America, and skylines in China and the rest of Asia.  

In addition to his Atlanta work, Portman is responsible for such diverse projects as 151 Incheon Tower in South Korea, the Mandarin Oriental in Singapore, the Marquis Theater in Manhattan and the iconic Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

“I am honored to have been chosen by the Atlanta Hospitality Alliance for this special recognition and doubly honored that you showcased JP Atlanta and the Hotel Indigo by hosting your event there,” noted John Portman, chairman, The Portman Companies.

For a complete copy of the company’s news release, please contact:

Chris Daly, media
 (703) 435-6293

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