Posted: March 15, 2022
With almost 20 years of experience, Amato brings exceptional leadership to the Epicurean brand
ATLANTA, Ga. (March 8, 2022) – Alex Amato has officially joined the Epicurean Atlanta team as their new general manager. With an extensive range of fine dining and hospitality experience, Amato brings a new level of precision and excellence to the culinary-focused hotel.
In his new role, Amato will oversee all aspects of operations of the hotel, from day-to-day staff management to guest and client relations, utilizing his prior experience to foster synergy across all departments. He is a passionate team leader and consistently inspires his teammates to deliver the highest quality of service to leave guests with an unforgettable experience.
“Epicurean Atlanta pulls together carefully crafted dining concepts and above-standard guest services to form one of the best additions to Atlanta’s hospitality scene,” said Alex Amato, General Manager, Epicurean Atlanta. “I am honored to serve as general manager and look forward to continuing to distinguish the property with unparalleled guest experiences.”
“Alex’s extensive experience in luxury fine dining and hotel management gives him the pedigree which our brand requires,” Joe Collier, president and founder of Mainsail Lodging & Development. “He is the perfect candidate to lead our team of Epicureans to the next level.”
Most recently, Amato served as the food & beverage director at Loews Atlanta Hotel for four years and managed a multimillion-dollar budget. Prior, he worked with Loews Philadelphia Hotel for five years, working his way up from the general manager of Bank & Bourbon to the food & beverage director.
About Epicurean Atlanta
An immersive, culinary-driven hotel in the heart of Midtown, Epicurean Atlanta celebrates all the wonderful flavors that life has to offer. 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. Offering three on-site restaurants – Reverence, Aerial Kitchen & Bar and The Office Bar – each concept summons the curious and captivates the senses in distinctly different ways. 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. 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, 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. Founded 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. Stay Sojo, Mainsail’s newest brand, provides short-term furnished living options across the country, while Mainsail Vacation Rentals manages a collection of private vacation homes in Florida and the Caribbean. 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
Kelly Prieto, APR
Hayworth Public Relations