The City Council on Tuesday approved zoning to allow a Drury Hotel to be built at 7301 Shallowford Road near I-75.
The location was the longtime site of New Hope Presbyterian Church.
The council approved rezoning from R-1 to C-4.
The hotel developers will be required to reconstruct the eastbound left turn lane and add a dedicated southbound right turn lane.
Ken Defoor, who developed the nearby Waterside development, said he would have preferred another use other than a hotel at the site.
He said Waterside will not use Napier Road, which is by the hotel site.
The hotel property includes 4.5 acres.
Parking will be in the rear.