Coming from left wing here, but the Ritz Carlton in Dana Point Ca explicitly ALLOWS cigar smoking on is lounge porch. In fact if you sit there and break out your own cigar they will bring you matches and an ash tray. It shocks the heck out of a few customers, but it is allowed. Now this is moot as Dana Point is as far from Atlanta as you can get in the US, however, I wonder if there are any other Marriott properties in Atlanta which have the same policy.
I could probably find one here if I look now, but we should probably have a cigar friendly hotel thread. I suppose it might be in the regional forums.
I have found that cigars help me enjoy that time between the seconds.