A groundbreaking ceremony was held last week for the 146-room Motto by Hilton Atlanta Old Fourth Ward, slated to open in 2021. Lucror Resources, under Managing Principle Arun Nijhawan, is developing the hotel along with Sixty West.

Construction is under way for one of the first Motto by Hilton hotels, Hilton’s new lifestyle micro-hotel, in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta. Lucror Resources, the company leading the development along with equity partner Sixty West, is led by Managing Principal Arun Nijhawan.

City officials and company representatives attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the 146-room Motto by Hilton Atlanta Old Fourth Ward, slated to open in 2021, at Waldo’s, an $80 million modern mixed-use development project that will include food and beverage outlets. Atlanta-based Hospitality Ventures Management Group will operate the hotel.

“Motto by Hilton embodies Waldo’s philosophy of being true to oneself and not an imitator of another – do the things at which you are great,” Nijhawan said. “We believe Motto is at the forefront of redefining the micro-hotel experience and will showcase the history and culture of the Old Fourth Ward community.”

Hilton launched Motto in 2018 as an affordable option for travelers to destination cities. Other Mottos are planned for Brooklyn and Chelsea, New York; Indianapolis; Lima, Peru; Savannah, Georgia; and Washington, D.C.

“Since launching Motto by Hilton last year, our expansion in the U.S. and abroad is a testament to our incredible partners, owners and the development community,” said Ian Carter, Hilton’s president for global development, architecture, design and construction.

The other planned U.S. Motto locations are:

Motto by Hilton Washington D.C. City Center — opening early 2020

A 245-room hotel in the city’s Penn Quarter featuring three restaurants, including Crimson View on the roof.

Motto by Hilton Indianapolis Downtown — opening 2021

A 108-room conversion project to be built in the former location of Kahn Tailoring featuring a coffee bar and a rooftop bar.

Motto by Hilton New York City Chelsea — opening 2021

A 374-room hotel near Chelsea Market and the High-Line with a theme based on New York’s theater district.

Motto by Hilton Brooklyn Downtown — opening 2022

A 117-room modular-built hotel with rooftop terraces overlooking Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Motto by Hilton Savannah Historic District — opening 2022

A 125-room hotel in the Historic District of Savannah near retail and tourism center Broughton Street, it will include 2,500 square feet of meeting space. It also will have a rooftop pool and bar.