Atlanta Renaissance hotel to lose flag

ATLANTA The 502-key Renaissance Atlanta Downtown Hotel has begun reassigning workers in advance of its conversion to another brand later this year.

Marriott International’s management deal with the property expires September 30, and most employees are being reassigned to other Marriott-managed hotels in the area, says spokesman Jeff Flaherty.

A deal is in place for another brand to take over management of the hotel in October, but no announcement has been made publicly. However, Atlanta Business Chronicle reported last week that Carlson Hotels Worldwide is keen on flagging the property as a Radisson. The property is owned by Berlin-based Fundus Group.

Elsewhere in Atlanta, Wyndham Garden Hotel Atlanta Downtown and Baymont Inn and Suites Atlanta Downtown are preparing to close later this month, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Those hotels have reportedly been acquired by nearby Georgia State University, which may be planning to convert them into student housing.