1:52 pm December 15, 2009, by John Kessler
The Sun Dial Restaurant — which perches 723 feet above downtown Atlanta on the top floors of the Westin Peachtree Plaza — will reopen with new windows in late January after a four-month hiatus.
But it won’t rotate — not just yet.
The tri-level restaurant still needs more work before it can sends its diners on a revolving, 360-degree tour of the downtown skyline. Sources at the hotel hope to crank up the human Habitrail in time for Valentine’s Day, when Atlantans of every stripe hope to propose to their spinning sweethearts, high above the city.
Spiffing up the Sun Dial has been a top priority for the 30-plus-year-old hotel since it was damaged in the March 2008 tornado that ripped through the city’s center. The restaurant needed to close to expedite the hotel’s massive renovation project. In total, 6,350 windows will be replaced.
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