North Point Hospitality and its contractor Balfour Beatty held a “topping out” ceremony for the 186-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Atlanta Midtown in Atlanta, Georgia, last week. The ceremony marks the completion of the highest point of a building.

NORTH POINT HOSPITALITY reached the literal high point in its development of the new Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Atlanta Midtown last week, having installed the highest structure of the building. The Atlanta, Georgia-based company, led by President and CEO S. Jay Patel, held a traditional “topping out” ceremony to mark the occasion.

It was a particularly apropos moment considering that one of the 186-room hotel’s most enticing features is a 20th-floor lobby with an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar and lounge area offering skyline views of midtown Atlanta. Located on the corner of West Peachtree Street and 15th Street in the heart of the city, the Hampton Inn & Suites is expected to open in early 2020.

“Topping out this property continues our long-standing partnership with one of the strongest brands in the world, Hampton by Hilton,” Patel said.

The Hampton Inn & Suites in Atlanta will feature a 20th-floor lobby with an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar and lounge area offering skyline views of midtown Atlanta.

The hotel, which cost $52 million to develop, is located near the Museum of Design Atlanta, SCAD Atlanta and the Woodruff Arts Center, home of the Atlanta Symphony, the High Art Museum and the Alliance Theatre. Along with standard amenities like a fitness center and WiFi, the hotel’s rooms will be equipped with Hilton’s Connected Room technology, which allows guests to control the room temperature, lighting, TV and window coverings from the Hilton Honors app.

Currently 3.1 million square feet of building space is under construction in Atlanta’s city center, according to the Midtown Alliance, and 2.5 million square feet of office space has been developed since 2010.

North Point held its groundbreaking on the Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Atlanta Midtown last March.