Posted: January 12, 2021
Atlanta, GA (JANUARY 12, 2021) – Enviably situated in the heart of Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood at 1117 West Peachtree Street, Epicurean Atlanta will open its doors late Summer 2021 to reveal an elegant, urban-chic hotel that pulses with the city’s modern energy.
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, and now helmed by their son David, 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. The hotel occupies one of three towers located in the 1105 West Peachtree property by Selig Development, with the 31-story office tower and the luxury 64-unit condo tower all connected by a Sky Terrace. Epicurean Atlanta is a member of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection.
“Atlanta has always been a hub for cultural immersion that spans art, renowned design, education and culinary talent,” says Mainsail Lodging & Development founder Joe Collier. “We want to embed ourselves in the local landscape and breathe more life into the fabric of the city.”
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 will reflect an urban foodie and wine lovers’ paradise, with the design showcasing swanky finishes and modern style. Upon entering the 178 guest rooms, which includes 22 spacious suites, guests will notice special nods to the city that call attention to the history around them. An array of art and mixed media was specially curated to highlight Atlanta’s most-beloved landmarks, including dining destinations like Sweet Auburn Market and Ponce City Market, giving way to the hotel’s eclectic and personalized feel. Aside from the local cues, design elements pull inspiration from the hotel’s deep-rooted culinary connection with organic tones and textures. Hanging just below the ceiling in the Grand Cru Ballroom, guests will find three-dimensional wooden art installations reminiscent of an entanglement of apple branches, paying homage to Georgia’s extensive apple production. Every design element has been carefully planned with thoughtful attention to detail, tying together the culinary threads of Atlanta with the hotel’s brand values.
Epicurean Atlanta will offer discerning travelers and locals alike unparalleled amenities for all tastes and appetites. The Epicurean Theatre presents guests 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 will be equipped with a state-of-the-art kitchen via a partnership with Sub-Zero and Wolf to provide the ultimate playground for culinary discovery. The immersive and exhilarating space will also feature multiple 86″ LED TVs with space to accommodate up to 100 attendees. The cutting-edge venue also acts as a customizable event space with an emphasis on versatility, offering teleconferencing and hybrid meeting capabilities. The one-acre Sky Terrace is a one-of-a-kind destination in Atlanta, acting as the epicenter of the vertical development. Located on the ninth floor, this lush outdoor getaway will feature a café, a resort-style swimming pool with temperature-controlled cabanas, and an events lawn. This modern space will sweep guests off their feet with its city views and extravagant charm, creating a picturesque outdoor venue.
With over two decades of hospitality management expertise, award-winning business strategist Marc Bauer was brought on as General Manager of the hotel. Bauer has led multiple properties across the Southeast in a variety of roles, achieving unprecedented operating revenue growth, orchestrating million-dollar renovations, and increasing team retention rates, all while winning coveted regional and national awards along the way. Under his guidance, six hotels achieved the highly-reputable AAA Four Diamond Award, and he even secured the Forbes Four Star Award during his time at One Ocean Resort & Spa.
“Atlanta’s food scene is on fire and Epicurean Atlanta will bring that culinary interest to the next level,” says Bauer. “We’re looking to build upon what already makes Midtown great and solidify Atlanta as the ultimate dining destination in the region.”
Sara DeBerry was named Director of Sales for the property and will oversee over 11,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. Having most recently served as the Southeast Group Sales Leader for W Hotels, she looks forward to building innovative programs for the emerging hotel project.
To learn more, please visit EpicureanHotelAtlanta.com and follow along on Instagram 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 mid-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. Travelers will be whisked away by the hotel’s amenities, including the Sky Terrace and its sweeping views, the gorgeous events lawn, and the innovative Epicurean Theatre where guests will watch, listen and learn from a curated lineup of incredible chefs, winemakers, mixologists and artists. 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 www.epicureanhotelatlanta.com/ or call (833) 248-1670 to reserve.
About Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC
Mainsail Lodging & Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. Their property portfolio includes four Autograph Collection Hotels: Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (ScrubIsland.com), a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands; the boutique, foodfocused Epicurean Hotel (EpicureanHotel.com) in Tampa, Florida; Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club (WaterlineResort.com) on Anna Maria Island, Florida; and the historic Fenway Hotel (FenwayHotel.com) in Dunedin, Florida; as well as Mainsail Beach Inn (MainsailBeachInn.com), a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast, exclusively managing the Florida, Georgia and Tennessee markets for Oakwood Worldwide® under both its ExecuStay® (ExecuStay.com) and Oakwood® (Oakwood.com) brands. Additional future projects include Luminary Hotel & Co. (LuminaryHotel.com) in Fort Myers, Florida; a 128-room Residence Inn in conjunction with an indoor sports complex in Pasco County, Florida; and a historic boutique hotel in Macon, Georgia. Mainsail Lodging’s corporate charity is Feeding Tampa Bay, the largest food rescue and distribution organization in the community. Mainsail actively supports the cause through a variety of employee and guest programs ranging from packing and sorting at the warehouse, to annual events such as the Epic Chef Showdown. Learn more at 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.