DOUGLASVILLE, Georgia — One of Atlanta’s top resorts will soon have another reason for guests to visit. According to a release, Foxhall Resort has been approved to build a five-story, 250-room Westin Hotel and a 50,000-square-foot conference center on the resort’s grounds.
Foxhall is located 20 minutes south of the Atlanta airport at South Fulton Parkway. Don’t be fooled by the location. Although only 20 minutes away from the busiest airport in the country, it feels like a world away.
“You have this 1,100 acres that was built as an equestrian facility and we kind of built around those elements and built the resort around it to make it a place where people come out, where they have a sense of decompression and they can go outside.” come 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 WSBTV.com’s Nelson Hicks on a recent visit.
Construction is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2022, with an opening planned for 2024.
“Foxhall Resort has become a global destination for corporate retreats, weddings, outdoor enthusiasts, and families seeking fun and adventure just 20 minutes from the Atlanta airport,” said Merrill Jr. “We are excited to introduce more people to this beautiful country and the outdoor experiences here, creating 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 and ad valorem taxes for Douglas County and the Douglas County School System over the next 15 years,” according to a press release for the hotel. “Together, the new Westin and existing Foxhall Resort are expected to attract more than 100,000 people to Douglas County, along with an estimated 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 excited to be at the forefront of that 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 activities and beauty to create many memories and photographic moments that will last a lifetime,” added Merrill Sr.
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