The restaurant spins to offer 360 degree views of the city's skyline, and the boy reportedly became lodged between the wall and a rotating table.
Police say the child and his family were having lunch at the restaurant after traveling from Charlotte, N.C., CBS affiliate WGCL reports.
A 6-year-old child has died after he sustained head injuries at a popular Atlanta tourist location Friday afternoon.
The rotation automatically shut off and the Westin's security staff and restaurant employees were able to dislodge the boy, Atlanta police said.
He was transported to Grady Hospital with major head trauma.
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Atlanta police spokeswoman Officer Stephanie Brown told Fox News the boy had earlier wandered away from his parents, who were seated at a window-side table.
The child was bleeding from the head, according to emergency officials, as he was rushed to a nearby hospital.
WXIA has reached out to the business for comment and got a statement from George Reed, hotel manager for the Westin Peachtree Plaza.
The restaurant will be closed until further notice. "Our thoughts remain with the family", he said in the article. We are working with the authorities as they look into this tragic accident and we will continue to assist them in any way we can.
Westin's manager said, "words can not express the depths of our sorrow".