Even with the new name and logo, John Dewberry, chief executiveof the building's owner, Dewberry Hotel Co., said in a preparedstatement that it is "business as usual while the team and Iexplore potential renovation, design and operational changes."Executives at Dewberry were unavailable for comment late last weekon the reason for the management change.

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A spokesperson for Wyndham International Inc. was only able toconfirm that the hotel is "no longer in the Wyndham hotel system."Dewberry acquired the Atlanta hotel from Dallas-based WyndhamInternational Inc. in 2003 for $21.7 million, and Wyndham continuedto manage the property until earlier this month.

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The 11-floor hotel includes 5,388 sf of meeting space, a Cubancuisine restaurant and amenities including an indoor lap-sizedswimming pool, Jacuzzi and fitness center. It is located inHistoric Midtown Atlanta in close proximity to the High Museum ofArt, Piedmont Park, the Fox Theatre, Symphony Hall, Georgia Techand Federal Reserve Bank.

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"Though not a prototype for future Dewberry luxury hotels, theredesign and repositioning of Hotel Midtown is being carefullyconsidered, with tentative plans to update the guest rooms andsuites while maintaining it's gracious, classic look," says DanBeeson, a spokesman for Dewberry. "It's a commitment to innovationand quality Dewberry will take to the next level as the DewberryHotel brand unfolds."

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The hotel company, an affiliate of Atlanta-based DewberryCapital Corp., has plans to open ten luxury properties over thenext years, "initially targeting key gateway cities such asWashington, New York, San Francisco and Chicago, as well ashigh-profile secondary markets like Charleston, South Carolina,"according to a release.

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