Hotel Clermont is like no other place in Atlanta. At the same time, it is a representation of the city itself, its Phoenix-like history and its citizenry from all walks of life. Since 1924, host to many a character and event—most good, some bad, all interesting—Hotel Clermont was and still is a communal melting pot. The place was nearly razed until some visionaries stepped in. Now, we have the dawn of a new era and every soul is welcome.