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ATLANTA, GA (May 13, 2016) – Batson-Cook Construction ceremonially topped out the Renaissance Hotel project today in an event that included lunch and prizes for the construction workers.









“This celebration is all about you, the construction workers building this significant new hotel,” said Steve McTighe, project executive for Batson-Cook.  “You are our most important resource, and we appreciate the skill and integrity you bring to this jobsite every day.  Thank you!”

The hotel, being developed by Grove Street Partners, is located at the Gateway Convention Center near Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.  It is a seven-story, 136,000-square-foot facility that will include 204 guest rooms and a conference center with ballrooms and meeting rooms.  Other amenities include a restaurant, full-service bar and studio, and a fitness center.  An additional 187 parking spaces will be added to an existing parking deck on the site.

The project is scheduled to open in March 2017 and will cost $34.4 million to construct.  At the peak of construction, more than 200 workers will be on site. 









In addition to McTighe, the Batson-Cook construction team includes Chad Loggains, senior project manager; Charlie Meachum and David Higginbotham, project superintendents; David Rose, assistant project manager; Robbie Connell and Rob Grupp, engineers; and Angelo Williams and MacKenzie Bowers, carpenters.








Rule Joy Trammel and Rubio of Atlanta is the architect for Renaissance Hotel.  Mechanical, electrical and plumbing services are being project by McKenney’s, Inc., Excel Electrical Technologies, and Stasco Plumbing, respectively.

Batson-Cook Construction, founded in 1915, builds a wide range of commercial projects for healthcare, industrial, manufacturing and private development clients throughout the Southeast.  We have the heart of a family-owned general contractor with the reach of a global construction firm.  We build with passion.  We operate with integrity.  For more information, visit