Shayla Martin

Shayla Martin

Shayla Martin is a travel and culture journalist with published work in CNN Travel, New York Magazine, Atlanta-Journal Constitution, Delta Sky, Eater DC and more. As the former digital editor of Four Seasons magazine, she created food and travel content for the news magazine of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. Her writing has led her to live in New York City; Madrid, Spain; Durham, North Carolina; and Washington, D.C. where she now resides, with visits to countless other cities, states and countries between.

Most Recent Works

8 of the Most Beautiful Hotel Pools in Atlanta

8 of the Most Beautiful Hotel Pools in Atlanta

There's no better place to be on a sweltering summer day in Atlanta than lounging by a pool, and thankfully, most hotels in Atlanta have created inviting indoor and outdoor pool settings. From Mediterranean-style pool piazzas to serene indoor saline lap pools, here are the best hotel pools in Atlanta.
Unwind at These 8 Atlanta Hotel Spas

Unwind at These 8 Atlanta Hotel Spas

After a day of travel, a trip to the spa is always a welcome addition to your itinerary. Fortunately, these eight Atlanta hotel spas offer the top treatments in town, offering everything from relaxing massages and body scrubs to results-oriented facials and non-invasive body slimming procedures.
The 5 Best Atlanta Hotels in Buckhead

The 5 Best Atlanta Hotels in Buckhead

Known as the “Beverly Hills of the East,” the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta is known for its refined and elegant architecture, tree-lined streets and luxury shopping and dining. The most influential fashion houses in the world have stores here, most likely in Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza and The Shops Buckhead Atlanta, a walkable district of high-end retail. As you might imagine, some of the most posh hotels in Atlanta are located in Buckhead as well. Here are five to note.
Bring Fido! Check out These 6 Pet-Friendly Atlanta Hotels

Bring Fido! Check out These 6 Pet-Friendly Atlanta Hotels

When traveling with your beloved pet, it's so important to stay at a property where your pets are welcomed as guests, not simply tolerated. These six Atlanta hotels go above and beyond to make sure your furry friend has as delightful of a visit to the ATL as you do.
Presenting: Atlanta's 9 Best Hotel Restaurants

Presenting: Atlanta's 9 Best Hotel Restaurants

One of the best ways to truly connect with a destination is through its cuisine, and sometimes a hotel restaurant just doesn't cut it. But in a city like Atlanta where food in the centerpiece of most experiences here, hotels around town have realized that they can't skimp when it comes to on-property dining outlets. The following hotels have knocked it out of the park with their restaurants, offering forward-thinking cuisine, collaborations with celebrity-chefs and some of the freshest ingredients sourced below the Mason-Dixon line.
3 Lovely Hotels Near Atlanta's Piedmont Park

3 Lovely Hotels Near Atlanta's Piedmont Park

Arguably, Piedmont Park is one of the most overlooked attractions in Atlanta. The 186-acre park is a welcome green space among Atlanta's cement and skyscrapers, and is home to an aquatic center and pool, lake, walking and running trails, tennis courts, playgrounds, sports fields, a dog park, and a Green Market for fresh local food, handmade goodies, chef demonstrations, live music. While there, you may notice some similarities to another famous city park, that's because the park was designed by the Olmsted Brothers, sons of the famed landscape architect who designed New York’s Central Park.
These Are the 10 Swankiest Hotel Bars in Atlanta

These Are the 10 Swankiest Hotel Bars in Atlanta

These Atlanta hotel bars are so much more than the nondescript hotel watering holes you may find in Anywhere, America. Their menus are thoughtful and creative, led by some of the most talented bartenders in the country.
The 8 Best Hotels in Downtown Atlanta

The 8 Best Hotels in Downtown Atlanta

Atlanta is filled with fun and excitement, and the majority of the city's most popular attractions are centered downtown. At the heart is Centennial Olympic Park, where the 1996 Olympics were held, and other nearby sites include the College Football Hall of Fame, the Georgia Aquarium and the Center for Civil and Human Rights. Stay at the center of it all at these 8 hotels in downtown Atlanta.
These 6 Atlanta Hotels Are Oh-So Family Friendly

These 6 Atlanta Hotels Are Oh-So Family Friendly

Traveling with kids is not always the easiest adventure, but luckily a city like Atlanta not only has tons of family-friendly activities and attractions but also hotels that make stays for little ones even more fun. These six hotels have amenities that kids love like swimming pools and bedtime cookies, as well as extras that make life easy on parents like strollers and cribs.
These 5 Atlanta Hotels Cater to Business Travelers

These 5 Atlanta Hotels Cater to Business Travelers

As the preeminent city in the South, a lot of business gets done in Atlanta. When business travelers or meeting planners are on the road, there are certain amenities a hotel has to have to make for a comfortable and productive stay. Here are five of the best.