Posted: June 25, 2021
A Rooftop Garden Bar and Sophisticated Office Lobby Lounge to Offer Unparalleled Amenities for Guests and Midtown Residents
ATLANTA, GA (June 25, 2021) – Epicurean Atlanta, Midtown’s forthcoming food and beverage-focused hotel located within Selig Development’s mixed-use project 1105 West Peachtree, is pleased to reveal plans for its resort- style rooftop restaurant and bar, as well as the neighboring lobby lounge of the development’s office tower
Epicurean Atlanta is the second location of the Epicurean Hotel brand by Mainsail Lodging & Development in partnership with ownership of the legendary Bern’s Steak House in Tampa, Fl. The hotel occupies one of three towers located at the 1105 West Peachtree property, and is connected to the 31-story office tower and the 64-unit luxury condo tower, 40 West 12th, by the Sky Terrace. Executive Chef Ewart Wardhaugh and the hotel’s General Manager, Marc Bauer, oversee Epicurean Atlanta’s culinary and hospitality programs.
Immersed in Atlanta’s skyline, Aerial Kitchen & Bar will soon be Midtown’s premier outdoor dining destination, joining the property’s signature restaurant, Reverence, and the Epicurean Theatre. Located in the heart of the lush and vibrant garden setting on the 9th level Sky Terrace, the sprawling urban oasis is inspired by the hotel’s namesake Epicurus, and his belief that the garden was a symbol of tranquil pleasure. The bar boasts a casual atmosphere with a blend of modern textures and industrial materials with brick and warm rose copper metal accents, a dimensional tile front bar, sleek concrete countertops, and warm gray and blush colored cushioned outdoor seating. This resort- style sanctuary will offer hotel pool guests, alongside surrounding high-rise residents and office occupants, the opportunity to bask in this open-air destination while enjoying signature cocktails and refreshing seasonal bites that naturally complement the midday sun or evening sunset. Aerial Kitchen & Bar will be open daily with private poolside cabana service available to hotel guests.
When Selig Development envisioned the amenities of the property’s 31-story anchor office tower, it was only natural to tap the Epicurean Atlanta team with the task of curating a vibrant workspace and lounge in the tower’s generous lobby space. Chris Ahrenkiel, Executive Vice President of Selig, said of the office bar, “Our goal for the office tower was to curate a hospitality-infused experience for our tenants with an easily accessible food and beverage program in the lobby, and working alongside the Epicurean team we have accomplished just that. Our innovative office lobby is emblematic of this successful collaboration, and we look forward to seeing office employees, hotel guests, residents and locals alike gather in this unique environment.”
Conveniently situated across from the entrance to the Epicurean Hotel, The Office Bar will offer the ideal reprieve for professionals working and living in this vibrant tech and business district. Inspiration and creativity flow freely during casual meetings, collaborative lunches, or pre-dinner cocktails, creating the ultimate intersection of a boutique hotel experience and Midtown office life. Rich wood tones and luxurious textures are illuminated by custom suspended light fixtures to create a mood of sophistication and warmth. The dynamic setting features 89-seats, grouped in thematic fashion to cater to all tastes with stylish lounge seating and communal tables to ample bar seating. Lunch and dinner will be served seven days a week, with an emphasis on salads, hearty bowls and handhelds coupled with a beverage menu of inventive cocktails, local craft beers and an elevated wine list.
Upon opening later this summer, Epicurean Atlanta will reflect an urban foodie and wine lovers’ paradise, featuring 178 guest rooms including 22 spacious suites and 11,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor adaptable function space for meetings and events. Reservations are now available and can be reserved beginning September 26.
To learn more, please visit EpicureanHotelAtlanta.com and follow along on Instagram and Facebook (@EpicureanAtlanta).
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.
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, food focused 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 SELIG DEVELOPMENT
Selig Development, the development arm of Selig Enterprises, was started in 2016 by Scott Selig. Selig Enterprises, a 102-year-old family-owned real estate company led by third generation owner Steve Selig, has assembled an impressive portfolio of properties in some of Atlanta’s most coveted neighborhoods. Selig Enterprises had traditionally partnered with outside developers, but Scott Selig’s vision was to build a best-in-class development team to strategically utilize the company’s vast portfolio for new development.
Scott Selig along with co-founder Steve Baile launched Selig Development in 2015 with two large-scale developments —1105 West Peachtree, a three-tower mixed-use development comprising of a 675,000 square feet office tower, 178-key hotel and 64 luxury residential tower on 3.5-acre city block; and The Works an 80-acre adaptive mixed-use development of retail, office, residential and entertainment on Atlanta’s Upper Westside. Both are currently under construction.
After a year-long battle with cancer, Scott Selig passed away in 2017. However, the execution of his vision lives on and will create a lasting impact on Atlanta. Today, Selig Development, led by Steve Baile, is one of the Southeast’s most active developers with more than $1 billion in development under construction.