Roswell Boutique Hotel and Mixed Use Development Progress

Canton Place Development LLC announced updated conceptual renderings for the new boutique hotel and mixed-use development it is bringing to Historic Roswell. The project is anchored by a 125-room boutique hotel and will be home to restaurants, retail shops, urban markets, office space, parking and lifestyle amenities within an easy walk to Canton Street. We just featured a few boutiques that were relocating of that area due to the upcoming ground-breaking in October for the Fall 2020 opening.

The entire development is located within the boundaries of Magnolia Street, Mimosa Boulevard and Webb Street, and sits behind the store fronts facing the south end of Canton Street. The $88.2 million investment for the Roswell community includes approximately 50,000 square feet of retail, restaurant, and office space available for lease, and approximately 400 self-parking and valet spaces with a Lyft and Uber drop-off area.  Parking is a big concern in the Roswell community, so hopefully these spaces will help fill a void.

“This project was designed with two key elements always in mind – establishing connectivity with all of Canton Street and neighboring historic district and creating an experiential gathering place for Roswell residents and visitors,” said long-time Roswell resident Kevin Bryant and Abby Port, co-founders of Canton Place Development. “The vision of everyone involved with the project is to transform the area from a linear street to a full city block that features pedestrian areas to explore, work, stay and play.”

The hotel will be built on the land owned by Roswell King when he first came to his future namesake city and feature garden views, upscale dining, lounge, pool, fitness center, and spa. The hotel brand will be part of the Hilton Curio Collection, a group of unique hotels, each with their own history and character in cities across the globe. It will be operated by Atlanta-based Davidson Hotel Company along with its lifestyle and luxury operating division, Pivot Hotels & Resorts.

The adjacent event building will house additional restaurant and large event spaces and is designed to honor the look and feel of old Roswell and the historic Mill that Mr. King built in 1836. Large tracts of greenspace are planned for the site including a 24,000-square-foot outdoor ballroom and garden running along Magnolia Street and a large hotel courtyard that will sit at the project’s center.

“The design vision for the development was to create a walkable urban gaslight district that connects Canton Street with this truly historic part of Roswell through beautifully landscaped terraces, wide sidewalks, stairs and the hotel’s courtyard,” said Alex Paulson, principal at Randall-Paulson Architects. “We have structured multiple entry points to retail, restaurant, hotel and garden spaces for easy pedestrian access, and hidden parking structures to enhance the walkability, safety and attractiveness of the area. The character and ambiance of this project will be reminiscent of the southern charm that still defines Historic Roswell today while weaving in modern amenities and functionality.”

Paulson has worked alongside Gray Reese to lead the project’s design and architecture. Both men have nearly three decades of experience in hospitality and mix-use architecture and construction contracts resulting in award-winning projects. Reese has been lead architect on several Bohemian hotel concepts, part of the Marriott Autograph Collection, and his work can be seen in such historic cities as Savannah, Asheville, NC and Charleston, SC.

Updated conceptual drawings show scope of the 2.92-acre development including the hotel and mixed-use spaces, as well as additional 0.43 acres of boutique retail space along Webb Street at the north end of the land parcel.

“The boutique hotel and mixed-use project is going to create an incredibly unique, vibrant destination within Roswell’s historic district that will truly set our community apart within the region,” said Steve Stroud, executive director of Roswell Inc. “This creates a stronger sense of place and identity for our city and will also serve as a catalyst for additional investment in Roswell.”

A ground breaking to kick-off construction is expected to take place in October 2018. Additional information will be released as it is confirmed regarding development and construction milestones, signed retail and office tenants, parking and traffic flow updates, etc. The entire project is slated for completion in late 2020. Leasing inquiries may be sent to Kevin Bryant at

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