Friday, May 22, 2009

Georgian Terrace Gala One For The Books

The Georgian Terrace Hotel had its Grand Re-Opening this past Thursday evening with burlesque entertainment Dames Aflame and Kingsized, as well as forties-inspired fashions from Atlanta's own Mychael Knight. (PR maven Liz Lapidus donned a Knight original for the evening.) First opened in 1911, the Georgian Terrace has hosted a wide variety of lavish events, most notably the 1939 "Gone With the Wind" movie premiere party. Currently the hotel is owned by Fremont Realty Capital and managed by Fairfax, Virginia-based Crescent Hotels & Resorts. After an extensive $11 million renovation, this classic hotel has been brought into a new era with the help of San Francisco-based The Puccini Group and boasts both a new signature restaurant , Livingston, and cafe, Mim's, both under the direction of the highly regarded Gary Mennie. Also included in the renovation were the addition of a third ballroom and board room. Although we were previously unaware of it, the hotel features a rooftop pool with spectacular views of downtown and midtown. Noticeably absent from the event were the "Real" Housewives of (the outskirts) of Atlanta, who have become ubiquitous at events in Atlanta. Overall a nice event to make sure this 326-guest room property remains on the mind of Atlantans. Repeat Atlanta!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I thought the party was rather subdued and certainly did not have the invited clientele that one would expect from such a high profile party. I felt like I was at some combination of a bad prom and a BBQ. And what is with having the Dames Aflame provide entertainment these days? These women can't dance and are really just a step up from the dancers we pay for at Pink Pony.
The new restaurant is good looking - not sure of the food - but I found it very odd that the ballroom had carpet and that the beautiful tiled floor had been covered with wood in some rooms. Very odd choice.

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