Category: Georgia

Hyatt Regency Atlanta to undergo $60 million transformation

Hyatt Regency Atlanta has commenced a $60 million transformation. The landmark downtown hotel, located on Atlanta’s famed Peachtree Street, has started updates to the property including the Atrium lobby and the Atrium Tower’s guest rooms. Designed by famed architect John Portman, Hyatt Regency Atlanta has long served as a leader in the Atlanta hospitality industry.
Interview with Todd Harris, Senior Vice President at Exclusive Resorts

Interview with Todd Harris, Senior Vice President at Exclusive Resorts

Todd Harris is Senior Vice President for Hospitality and Member Services at Exclusive Resorts, a luxury destination club offering members hundreds of vacation residences around the world. He supervises all aspects of the member experience. Previously Todd spent 14 years with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, serving as General Manager of some of their most acclaimed

Historic resort on St. Simons Island, Georgia

The King and Prince Beach & Golf Resort has been a premier destination for travellers seeking luxury and relaxation for over 75 years. On the National Register of Historic Places and a member of Historic Hotels of America, this Georgia resort is steeped in history and southern charm. And, as one of the only oceanfront
Wine and beer weekend at Château Élan

Wine and beer weekend at Château Élan

Enjoy a Shiraz wine tasting experience with an overnight package for two at Château Élan. This second class in an ongoing series includes Friday night wine tasting of national and international Shiraz wines with winemaker Peter Kasprzak. The price of this package is just $199 + tax. Go to this page for further details.
Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Luxury hits the beach at sunny.org The dazzling Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta Luxury motor yachts from Ferretti Yachts Luxury for the select view, from Seaside Properties Group
Vineyard Fest 2008

Vineyard Fest 2008

Don’t miss your last chance to attend Atlanta’s Premier Wine Tasting Festival, the 12th Annual Vineyard Fest at Chateau Elan. More than 100 domestic and international wines will be available for guest tastings with wineries from Chile, Argentina, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Australia and New Zealand plus regional wineries from California, New York, Washington, Oregon,
A special wine weekend at Château Élan

A special wine weekend at Château Élan

Only 40 minutes from Atlanta, the wonderful Château Élan is not only impressing its guests with its accommodation, spa and fine dining… but also its wines. As Georgia’s largest producer of wines, this is a great place to experience winery cooking classes, as well as wine tours and tasting.     You can be party
A fairytale setting for a perfect proposal

A fairytale setting for a perfect proposal

The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation – located 75 miles east of Atlanta –  is encouraging  couples to take the next step for a “Perfect Proposal”. The Lodge offers men in love everything they need to ensure that the special lady in their life says ‘yes’ after they pop the question. With everything from an engagement
The luxury category in the Spa Finder Readers' Choice Awards

The luxury category in the Spa Finder Readers' Choice Awards

In addition to the Crystal Award winners at the 2007 Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards, there’s a multitude of addtional winners sorted by both country and category. Among the categories, one of particular interest to this blog is the luxury category.    Perhaps it is due to Spa Finder’s readership, but all the winners are
Silverjet, Maxjet and L'Avion compared

Silverjet, Maxjet and L'Avion compared

Seasoned traveller and A Luxury Travel Blog reader,  Gianugo Rabellino, contacted me recently to say that, thanks to a recent trip to Atlanta,  he’d now flown with Silverjet, Maxjet and L’Avion.   He’s therefore well-poised to compare the three all-business airlines and has done so quite thoroughly with this entry on his own blog.  
Atlanta Stone Mountain Package from the Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort

Atlanta Stone Mountain Package from the Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort

Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort is rolling out the red carpet to introduce an amazing Stone Mountain Park holiday package available from 10th November to 30th December  2007. With prices starting at $189 per night, it’s the perfect way to ring in the holidays. The package includes deluxe accommodation for one night, breakfast buffet for two
Expansion of Hotel Indigo

Expansion of Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo is a branded boutique hotel experience from the InterContinental Hotels Group which appears to growing quickly. The ninth Hotel Indigo will open this summer in Amherst, NY, less than 3 years  after the first opened in Atlanta. The Hotel Indigo Buffalo-Amherst is a six-story, $6 million renovation of a Hampton Inn, and will

Top 20 US restaurants

I sometimes find myself dwelling on hotels and accommodation too much on A Luxury Travel Blog, and don’t pay enough attention to others such as bars, restaurants and the like.   To make up for that, I’m listing the first 20 of Zagat’s current top 100 restaurants (even if they are mostly situated in hotels
Experience romance at Barnsley Gardens Resort in Adairsville, GA

Experience romance at Barnsley Gardens Resort in Adairsville, GA

There is already Valentines Day, Chinese New Year, and Fat Tuesday with which to celebrate the month of February. But, in case that’s not enough, Barnsley Gardens Resort in Adairsville, Georgia, is  giving you one more reason to celebrate.   Stay any night through until the end of the month and you’ll  get a fantastic

America's Top 10 Most Romantic Inns of 2007

Take note if you’re yet to book a stay for Valentines. We’re still only in January, but the the “Top 10 Most Romantic Inns of 2007” as chosen by the guidebook publisher, American Historic Inns, Inc, has been revealed as follows: Adobe & Pines Inn – Taos, NM McMillan Inn – Savannah, GA Magnolia Mansion
Super Sunday getaway in Adairsville, Georgia

Super Sunday getaway in Adairsville, Georgia

Start the week in luxury by spending Sunday night at Adairsville’s spectacular Barnsley Gardens Resort. For $484 per couple, including tax and service charges, you’ll get to spend Sunday night in a luxurious cottage suite. The Super Sunday Getaway package also includes a bottle of wine upon arrival, a three-course dinner and breakfast the following