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Dual-branded Hilton tops out; renovations begin on former Hotel Midtown; new bar opens at the Georgian Terrace.

Atlanta-based North Point Hospitality Group recently celebrated the topping out of the dual-branded Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Midtown, the first dual-branded hotel to be developed in Atlanta.

Construction began on the property in August 2011 and North Point has now officially laid the final beam to complete the highest exterior structure, with a scheduled opening in the first quarter of 2013.

Both hotels are housed within a 12-story tower, under one roof. The hotels are located at the northeast corner of 10th and Williams streets and will enjoy tremendous visibility and easy access to and from the downtown connecter. Combined, the two hotels will have 228 units and will include meeting and conference facilities accommodating up to 200 persons.

Amenities include a 110-seat full service restaurant and lounge accessible from both hotels, an outdoor elevated pool and jacuzzi as well as an expanded fitness center and valet parking.

"The Yates Construction team has done an outstanding job of going vertical and topping out the building in a very timely manner," S. Jay Patel, president and chief executive officer of North Point Hospitality Group, said in a statement. "We look forward to delivering the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton to the dynamic Midtown area of Atlanta at the beginning of 2013."

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Noble Investment Group has begun its $20 million renovation of the former Hotel Midtown near the 10th Street and Peachtree Street intersection at 125 10th St.

Noble purchased the property last fall for $15 million and is in the process of transitioning the former independent hotel to the full-service Hyatt Atlanta Midtown. Originally built in 1986, the hotel will add three rooms, bringing the count to 194 when it opens sometime in early 2013.

According to the Atlanta Business Chronicle, a concrete composite and glass panels will replace the red brick and windows on the exterior façade. The entrance will be made more pedestrian friendly, while all the public areas inside, such as the pool and dining area, will be redesigned.

The ABC went on to say that the former Mojito Restaurant Lounge “will be converted to a Hyatt-branded concept and relocated to front 10th St.”

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Speaking of hotel restaurants, Proof and Provision, a new bar under the Livingston Restaurant + Bar at the hotel, will open Monday, June 4. Chef Zeb Stevenson, who is with Livingston, will oversee this new addition too. His aim is to make Proof and Provision a little more relaxed and down-to-earth compared to its upstairs neighbor. Proof and Provision will focus on cocktails and artisan beers paired with high-end bar food-type nibbles. Check out their Facebook page and Twitter account for more details.

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