New luxury hotel is coming to a secret Atlanta-area resort – WSB-TV Channel 2
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. — One of Atlanta’s top resorts will soon have another reason to come visit. Foxhall Resort has been approved to build a five-story, 250-room Westin hotel with a 50,000-square-foot conference center on the resort’s property, according to a statement.
Foxhall is 20 minutes south of Atlanta Airport, off South Fulton Parkway. Don’t let the location fool you. Although it’s only 20 minutes from the country’s busiest airport, it feels a world apart.
“You have these 1,100 acres that have been built as an equestrian facility and we kind of built around those elements and built the resort around that to make it a place where people go out, where they have a sense of decompression and they can get out and be as active as they want with all the activities, but it’s also a place to relax,” Foxhall president Harrison Merrill Jr. told Nelson Hicks of WSBTV.com during from a recent visit.
Construction is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2022, with an opening scheduled for 2024.
“Foxhall Resort has become a go-to global destination for corporate retreats, weddings, outdoor enthusiasts and families seeking fun and adventure just 20 minutes from Atlanta Airport,” said Merrill Jr. “We are excited to introduce more people to this beautiful land and the outdoor experiences here, and in doing so, create an economic juggernaut for Douglas County.
“The Westin Resort and Conference Center is expected to generate more than 400 jobs and millions of dollars in sales tax revenue and ad valorem taxes for Douglas County and the Douglas County school system over the next 15 years,” noted a statement about the hotel. “Together, the new Westin and the existing Foxhall Resort are expected to draw more than 100,000 people to Douglas County, as well as approximately 1,000 corporate events, weddings and social gatherings each year.”
“We envision one of the largest economic development corridors in the United States along the South Fulton Parkway between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Foxhall Resort. We are thrilled to be at the forefront of this vision,” said Foxhall Resort founder Harrison Merrill Sr.
“Foxhall Resort is the Merrill family’s vision of a resort paradise in metropolitan Atlanta where families and groups can enjoy fantastic outdoor experiences, sports and beauty to create many memories together. and photographic moments that will last a lifetime,” added Merrill Sr.
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