Posted: September 15, 2021
Innovative Culinary Programming, Resort-Style Amenities, and Modern Event Spaces Aim to Awaken Appetites Unknown
Atlanta, GA (September 15, 2021) – The highly-anticipated Epicurean Atlanta, Midtown’s only food and wine centric hotel, will begin welcoming guests on Thursday, September 16th. The urban chic hotel is a member of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection and the second location of the Epicurean Hotel brand, a collaboration between Mainsail Lodging & Development and the legendary Bern’s Steak House in Tampa, Fl. As one of three towers located in the 1105 West Peachtree property by Selig Development, Epicurean Atlanta will offer discerning travelers and locals alike unparalleled experiences for all tastes and appetites.
“It is my great privilege to officially invite guests and locals alike to experience Epicurean Atlanta. Our dynamic team joins an already impressive lineup of design, arts and culinary superstars in Midtown,” says Mainsail Lodging & Development president and founder Joe Collier. “It is our hope that Epicurean Atlanta provides the kind of unique and superior culturally-enriching adventure of the senses that patrons of the city have become accustomed to.”
Epicurean Atlanta is anchored by three innovative dining concepts, all led by Executive Chef Ewart Wardhaugh. Originally from Scotland, Wardhaugh’s culinary prowess has awarded him prestigious international appointments throughout his career. At Reverence, the hotel’s signature restaurant, Chef Wardhaugh looks to combine his global experience with the very best of the region’s producers and ingredients, creating synergy between dishes and promising a hint of exploration in every bite. An early preview of the dinner menu includes dishes like King Trumpet Oyster Mushrooms with Cherry Confit, Blue Cheese, Chocolate Oil, and Truffle as well as Hay Smoked Rack of Lamb with Hazelnut Romesco, Burnt Onion and Chanterelles. The 2,886 square-foot space is outfitted with rich wood tones and luxurious textures for seating up to 127-guests with an expansive patio facing West Peachtree Street. With a dazzling show kitchen on full display, guests will observe and delight in the beautiful artistry and nimble movements of the kitchen’s culinarians. Beverage Manager Arthur Huynh worked alongside Bern’s Steak House’s renowned team of sommeliers to present a selection of offerings that flawlessly pair alongside the flavor profiles of Chef Ewart’s well-traveled cuisine. The wine program features 136 bottles as well as 26 by-the-glass options, with an emphasis on single vineyard pinot noirs for their ability to translate a true sense of place and terroir.
Located in the heart of the lush and vibrant garden setting on the 9th level Sky Terrace, Aerial Kitchen & Bar will soon be Midtown’s premier outdoor dining destination. This resort-style sanctuary will offer hotel guests, alongside surrounding high-rise residents and office personnel, the opportunity to bask in this open-air destination while enjoying refreshing cocktails and inspired bites that naturally complement the midday sun or evening sunset. Open for lunch and dinner, Aerial Kitchen & Bar celebrates South American and Mexican cuisine with a bountiful selection of raw bar offerings, ceviche preparations, and masa plates featuring tacos and more.
Conveniently situated across from the motor entrance of Epicurean Atlanta at 1105 West Peachtree, The Office Bar will offer the ideal reprieve for professionals working and living in this vibrant tech and business district. The sophisticated lounge setting features marble and leather accents, personalized bourbon lockers and plenty of TVs for sports fans to cheer on their favorite team. Lunch and dinner will be served seven days a week, with an emphasis on a more bourbon-focused beverage program and eclectic noshes like Fried Chicken Flavored Popcorn and a Shrimp & Grits ‘Scotch Egg’ as well as seasonal salads and a selection of sandwiches. Chef Ewart looks forward to customizing special menus surrounding beloved sporting events and tournaments for a fully immersive fan experience.
Upon opening on the 16th, Reverence will be open for breakfast daily from 7 – 11 am. Dinner will be served Sunday – Thursday from 5 – 10 pm and Friday – Saturday from 5 – 11 pm. Reservations for Reverence can be made by following the link here. Aerial Kitchen & Bar will open Sunday – Wednesday from 11 am – 8 pm, Thursday 11 am – 9 pm, and Friday – Saturday from 11 am – 10 pm. The Office Bar will be open from 11 am – 10 pm Sunday – Thursday and Friday – Saturday from 11 am – 11 pm.
Atlanta-based architectural and interior design firm Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio was commissioned to oversee the hotel’s design and bring this extraordinary vision to life. The project’s interior reflects an urban foodie and wine lovers’ paradise, with the design showcasing swanky finishes and modern style. The 16-story hotel has a sleek and modern design with clean lines and tasteful proportions in keeping with the active urban and pedestrian feel of its surroundings.
Upon entering, the lobby provides an immediate sensory immersion, with warm tones and mixed textures to frame the viewing window into the culinary heart of the property, the kitchen of Reverence. The experience immediately tantalizes the senses, offering guests a visual connection to the creativity, in addition to being greeted by a spirited welcome beverage.
As guests move throughout the hotel, opportunities of discovery and whimsy await on each floor. Elevator lobbies are punctuated with cloche and decanter inspired lighting, while custom accent walls by local artists repurpose wine crates from Bern’s Steak House’s world-renowned wine collection to thematically name each level by wine varietals. Custom carpeting inspired by a photograph of pastries, is composed of warm wheat, honey, caramel and toasted tones. Epicurus himself greets guests at their private room doors on the shadow of a wine bottle label, with a touch of cork, embodying tranquility as he welcomes guests to their rooms.
ROOMS & SUITES:
The 178 guest rooms, which includes 22 spacious suites, feature organic tones and textures in addition to eclectic furnishings and art inspired by the hotel’s deeply rooted culinary connection. Guest rooms boast curated artisanal pantries, butcher block accents, innovative Google technology, and sweeping city views to create the optimal environment for relaxation. Additional guest amenities include a state-of-the art fitness center with floor to ceiling windows, and a resort-style pool-oasis on the 9th level Sky Terrace, with temperature-controlled cabanas and butler service. Guests can also look forward to programming on the Events Lawn with wellness activities and more.
The Epicurean Theatre presents hotel guests and locals the opportunity to watch, learn, experience, and create with award-winning chefs, star mixologists, buzzworthy winemakers and talented artists to bring their inner connoisseur to life. The 1,964-square foot theatre provides a state-of-the-art kitchen via a partnership with Sub-Zero and Wolf, creating the ultimate playground for culinary discovery. The immersive and exhilarating space will also feature multiple 86″ LED TVs with space to accommodate up to 80 attendees. The Epicurean Theatre will make its debut with a series of deeply immersive Master Classes held October 14-17th as part of the inaugural Gather ‘round culinary weekend celebration, highlighting topics curated by The Local Palate’s editorial team and featuring celebrated talent from across the South. To learn more about the Master Classes, purchase tickets and to stay up to date on the hotel’s programming, please visit EpicureanHotelAtlanta.com/Events/.
MEETINGS, WEDDINGS & EVENTS:
Epicurean Atlanta boasts 11,000 square feet of sophisticated indoor and outdoor adaptable function space for meetings and events. The Sky Terrace is a one-acre, resort-style amenity deck located on the ninth floor of the development and is home to an outdoor saline pool and (3) poolside cabanas. The Sky Terrace’s Events Lawn is equipped with 144” HD TV and breathtaking views of Midtown’s skyline, perfect for any season. The 3,096 square-foot Grand Cru Ballroom, conveniently connected to the lush Sky Terrace, can be divided by two to accommodate a wide range of event sizes. Perfect for weddings and larger events, the Grand Cru Ballroom also features a custom ceiling canopy of wooden branches, a subtle nod to North Georgia’s prolific orchards. Continuing the theme of Georgia produce – the six indoor meeting rooms and hospitality suites are also named after varieties of Georgia peaches with capacities from 10-240, ideal for board meetings, break out groups and private receptions. The Epicurean Theatre can also be transformed into a customizable event space, offering hybrid meeting upgrades, in addition to programming options suited for team building activities. Epicurean Atlanta’s team of hospitality experts will ensure a fully immersive, one-of-a-kind event from start to finish.
PLAN YOUR STAY:
Epicurean Atlanta is proud to be a Preferred Hotel of the Georgia Aquarium, with exclusive access to one of Atlanta’s top attractions. The Georgia Aquarium Ticket Package includes guest room accommodations, two adult tickets to the Georgia Aquarium, and valet parking for one car. View and book the packages via the website EpicureanHotelAtlanta.com/Offers.
Epicurean Atlanta is located at 1117 West Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30309. For more information and to make a reservation, please visit EpicureanHotelAtlanta.com and follow along on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook (@EpicureanAtlanta).
About Epicurean Atlanta | Atlanta, GA
An immersive, culinary-driven hotel in the heart of Midtown, Epicurean Atlanta celebrates all the wonderful flavors that life has to offer. Opening September 2021, guests will find inspiration behind elevated experiences that span culinary enrichment to impeccable hospitality. Epicurean Atlanta is the second location of the Epicurean Hotel brand, the first of which was a collaboration between Mainsail Lodging & Development and the legendary Bern’s Steak House in Tampa, Fl. Founded in 1956 by husband-and-wife restaurateurs Bern and Gert Laxer, Bern’s Steak House is world-renowned for their exceptional cuisine, use of fresh, quality ingredients, and their extensive wine cellar featuring more than half a million bottles. Epicurean Atlanta is a natural extension of this commitment to excellence, creating a fully immersive experience that celebrates the teaching of its namesake, Epicurus. Inspired by urban chic design elements and modern styles, Epicurean Atlanta boasts 178-guest rooms including 22-spacious suites that give way to its sleek allure. Internationally acclaimed executive chef Ewart Wardhaugh oversees the hotel’s food and beverage offerings including the 127-seat signature restaurant Reverence. Meaning “appreciation and respect”, Reverence promises a hint of exploration in every bite while paying respect to the artistry of carefully sourced, regional producers and products. Travelers will be whisked away by the lush and vibrant garden setting on the 9th level Sky Terrace featuring a resort-style swimming pool, events lawn, and Aerial Kitchen & Bar. This open-air destination will feature signature cocktails and refreshing seasonal bites that naturally complement the midday sun or evening sunset. The innovative Epicurean Theatre will offer guests the opportunity to watch, listen and learn from a curated lineup of incredible chefs, winemakers, mixologists and artists. Guests can also enjoy the sophisticated lobby lounge, The Office Bar, located in neighboring 1105 West Peachtree office tower, ideal for casual meetings, collaborative lunches, or pre-dinner cocktails. Situated within the vibrant arts hub that is Midtown, guests can explore the bustling commercial area that’s home to Piedmont Park and The High Museum of Art. Epicurean Atlanta is a member of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection.
For more information, visit EpicureanHotelAtlanta.com or call (833) 248-1670 to reserve.
About Mainsail Lodging & Development
Mainsail Lodging & Development is an award-winning, Tampa, Florida-based company specializing in hotel, corporate furnished housing, and resort property management and development, marketing and sales. An established company with a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit, Mainsail prides itself in finding unique lodging opportunities with a purpose and applying its passion and expertise to each project. Created by President Joe Collier with a combination of daring vision and dogged determination, Mainsail has built an impressive portfolio of top-branded properties throughout the southeastern United States and Caribbean. Each Mainsail property inspires guests with a distinct character and meticulously crafted, sophisticated style, from a private island resort, and urban culinary showplaces, to waterfront marvels, boutique southern hotels, and a historic jazz era icon. Through its Mainsail Corporate Housing and Mainsail Vacation Rentals brands, the company manages a collection of private vacation homes in Florida and corporate housing solutions across the country. To ensure long-term success and profitability, Mainsail relies on the dedication of its high-performing leadership team, a growing group of enterprising investors, and a commitment to giving back, every step of the way. MainsailHotels.com
About Autograph Collection Hotels
The Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Exactly like nothing else, each destination has been selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional. For more information and reservations please visit www.autographhotels.com, or explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit. Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr.
About Selig Development’s 1105 West Peachtree
1105 West Peachtree is a transformative project that will significantly impact economic development and urban design in Midtown Atlanta while making its mark as the newest iconic building on Atlanta’s skyline. 1105 West Peachtree is surrounded by abundant amenities including a diverse collection of celebrated restaurants, some of the city’s most popular green space, the city’s Arts district and thousands of residences. The project, currently under construction, converts a 3.5-acre, full city block into a dense mixed-use development anchored by a 31-story office tower. Two additional towers contain 64 luxury residences, 40 West 12th, and a Marriott Autograph hotel, Epicurean Atlanta. The three towers rise from a retail and parking podium capped by a one-acre Sky Plaza providing a one-of-a-kind amenity for tenants, residents and guests. 1105 West Peachtree will contribute to the pedestrian experience along the Midtown Art Walk, a half-mile long planned pedestrian public art promenade linking the Midtown and Arts Center MARTA stations. The anticipated completion is mid-2021.