HYATT CENTRIC BUCKHEAD ATLANTA APPOINTS JOSH HOPKINS AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE
The new 218-room Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta, a boutique hotel just steps from Lenox Square, has named Josh Hopkins as the hotel’s executive chef. In this role, Hopkins will oversee the hotel’s two food and beverage outlets, including Spaceman, its popular rooftop lounge.
Located at 15e floor of the hotel, Spaceman offers 5,000 square feet of flexible indoor-outdoor event space, designed to accommodate events and social gatherings for up to 250 people. The carefully curated space features an expansive bar in front of floor-to-ceiling windows as well as two outdoor terraces with lounge seating, lawn games, and stunning views of the Atlanta skyline.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Josh join our culinary leadership team,” said Kristi Cotten-Morris, General Manager of Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta. “As an industry veteran, we’re confident he will bring exciting new additions to both Spaceman and our first-floor restaurant, which will be re-launching in September with an all-new concept.”
Originally from Atlanta, Hopkins began his career under the apprenticeship of French master chef Christian Chemin, then moved to Charleston, South Carolina, where he spent eight years in the kitchen of Slightly North of Broad and High Cotton. Known for elevating every part of the animal used in his meat-centric cuisine, Hopkins demonstrates unique and exceptional culinary methods to further excite his guests’ tasting experience.
“I am delighted to join the Hyatt team and oversee the relaunch of the hotel’s first floor restaurant,” said Josh Hopkins. “I look forward to revealing new menu items and working on exciting collaborations and partnerships to expand the hotel’s offerings to locals and visitors alike.”
With nearly 30 years of hospitality experience, Hopkins joins the Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta team from Thompson Hotels. Hopkin’s past work experience in the area includes Anne Quatrano’s Bacchanalia and Empire State South. He was also executive chef and co-owner of the critically acclaimed Abbatoir and was named one of four “Chefs to Watch” by Squire in addition to being a Food & Wine Nominated “Best New Leader of the People”.
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About Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta
Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta, opening December 2021, is a stylish, upscale boutique hotel located on the edge of Lenox Square Mall in the heart of Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood. The property was designed to reflect the history of its location, drawing inspiration from Georgia’s ancient pottery heritage and Buckhead’s evolution as a fashion destination. The 15-story hotel offers 218 rooms, 3,702 square feet of meeting and pre-function space, a fully equipped fitness center, heated outdoor pool, 15e rooftop bar and lounge, Spaceman, which offers 270-degree views of the Atlanta skyline, and a first-floor restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. For more information about Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta, visit hyattcentricbuckheadatlanta.com. Follow @HyattCentricBuckheadATL on social media on Facebook and Instagram.
About Hyatt Centric
Hyatt Centric is a brand of full-service lifestyle hotels located in select destinations. Created to connect guests to the heart of the action, Hyatt Centric hotels are carefully designed to enable exploration and discovery so they never miss a moment of adventure. Each hotel offers social spaces to connect with others in the lobby, while the bar and restaurant are local hotspots where great conversation, locally-inspired dishes, and signature cocktails can be enjoyed. Clean, modern rooms aim to offer everything guests want and nothing they don’t. A passionately engaged team is there to provide local expertise on the best food, nightlife and activities the destination has to offer. For more information, please visit hyattcentric.com. Follow @HyattCentric on Facebook and instagramand tag photos with #HyattCentric.