Three Favorite Georgia “Destination Dupes” for Bachelorette Parties

Posted: July 8, 2024

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Trio of Mainsail Lodging & Development hotels offers brides fun Peachtree possibilities

ATLANTA (July 8, 2024) – According to The Knot, more than 80% of bachelorette parties take place in a handful of top U.S. cities – Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Nashville – prompting the “destination dupes” trend, as these groups look for similar options that are more affordable and don’t require long travel time. Brides in Georgia and the southeast U.S. have found three such popular alternatives in a collection of luxury boutique hotels from Mainsail Lodging & Development: Epicurean Atlanta in Midtown, Hotel Forty Five in Macon, and the newly opened Trilith Guesthouse in Fayetteville. These properties bring similar vibes and experiences as some of the “classic” bachelorette destinations, without the expense and travel time.


For Foodies & Sophisticates – Opt for Atlanta instead of NYC

There is no better place to embrace “the camera eats first” than the buzzing food scene in Atlanta and Epicurean Atlanta, an immersive culinary delight in the heart of Midtown. Opened in 2021, the Autograph Collection hotel is a perfect home base for bachelorette crews with one thing on their mind: where to eat.

Taste: Reverence, Aerial Kitchen & Bar and The Office Bar each dazzle foodies with signature dining, creative cocktails, and rooftop fun.

Instagram-Worthy: Bachelorette parties love the variety of backdrops at Epicurean Atlanta, from the cityscape to the rooftop Sky Terrace’s lush greenery to the resort-style rooftop pool and luxury cabanas.

Sizzling Packages: Upgrade to a magnificent suite for stays of two or more nights with the Grand Getaways package, or opt for the Georgia Resident Rate with up to 25% savings.

Things to Do: Purchase tickets to a sizzling Epicurean Theatre event, or book the Theatre for a private experience or wine tasting for a special bonding moment. Savor brunch after a big night out – or better yet, order room service. Leave feeling rejuvenated after Sweat & Sip rooftop yoga. Enjoy Midtown Atlanta with nearby attractions, including Ponce City Market, Colony Square, High Museum of Art, Atlanta Botanical Garden, the Atlanta Beltline, and the Fox Theatre.


For Cinephiles & Creatives – Opt for Fayetteville instead of Los Angeles/Hollywood

Opened in January, Trilith Guesthouse is one of the hottest new boutique hotels in the booming Town at Trilith. Located adjacent to the largest purpose-built studio in North America, the Tribute Portfolio hotel immerses storytellers, makers, and film-loving bridal parties in a world of possibility.

Taste: Prologue Dining & Drinks makes dining an all-consuming part of every bachelorette crew’s story. Take the party to the rooftop at Oliver’s Twist Bar & View and spend the night with the crew for a celebration worth capturing on film.

Get in on the Action: Prepare for a fast-paced role on set by registering for the monthly REEL Fridays within the Town at Trilith. Book the Trilith Experience for an inspiring trolley tour of this award-winning creative enclave, including Trilith Studios.

Marquee Packages: Stick around to enjoy up to 15% savings on stays of seven nights or more, or opt for the Grand Getaways offer to unlock 10% off for two nights or more.

Things to Do: Sign up for innovative classes in The Kitchen and enjoy a culinary experience with your favorite crew. Take a leisurely dip in the refreshing outdoor pool. Spend the day shopping in Trilith with local makers, craftspeople, and boutique designers, or get your steps in walking or cycling on the miles of trails that make a perfect backdrop to your bachelorette trip’s story – no studio required.


For History & Music Lovers – Opt for Macon instead of Nashville

Make the bachelorette party sing with a music-centric experience at Hotel Forty Five in the heart of downtown Macon. Humming with historical significance, the Tribute Portfolio hotel’s numerical name comes from the iconic 45-degree wedge where it sits and Macon’s musical past, recorded in countless 45 rpm records.

Taste: Loom, Hightales Rooftop Bar and Reckon Coffee & Wine Bar feed the fun in delicious Southern style, morning, noon and night. On the second Saturday of the month, Loom is reserved for the ladies. Indulge in a delectable charcuterie board paired with a favorite bottle of wine for Girls Night Out.

The Music Lives On: Every corner of Hotel Forty Five tells a story of the area’s historical significance with a bit of wit, a dash of class, and a pop of color, making it ideal for bridal parties focused on more than just dancing (and drinking) the night away.

Soulful Packages: Save up to 20% off a stay when booking in advance or enjoy courtesy room blocks for the celebration.

Things to Do: There’s always something to do in Macon, a hub for live music, enriching arts and culture, and multiple festivals throughout the year. Hotel Forty Five is within walking distance of the best attractions, including The Allman Brothers Big House, Otis Redding Museum and Capricorn Studios as well as various of restaurants and bars, making it the ideal home base for all bridal festivities.

Appealing to foodies, storytellers, history and music lovers and more, these three hotels weave captivating style, service, and amenities into a memorable travel experience for every bachelorette party. To plan a stay at one of these distinctive Mainsail Lodging & Development hotels in Georgia, visit EpicureanHotelAtlanta.com, TrilithGuesthouse.com, or HotelFortyFive.com.


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 associates, a growing group of enterprising investors, and a commitment to giving back, every step of the way. MainsailHotels.com

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. EpicureanHotelAtlanta.com.

About Trilith Guesthouse

In January 2024, Trilith Guesthouse opened its doors onto the idyllic Town at Trilith in Fayetteville, Georgia, just minutes south of Atlanta. The five-story, 193-room boutique hotel is designed to awaken and inspire the storyteller in all who visit, providing a curated space for spirited socializing and creative collaboration. Trilith Guesthouse is home to the signature, chef-driven Prologue Dining & Drinks; the rooftop Oliver’s Twist Bar & View; The Kitchen culinary studio; outdoor heated pool; fitness center; and more than 17,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. The first of its kind in the Town at Trilith, the hotel will act as a gateway to the award-winning community, home to a variety of retail, dining, natural landscapes, and Trilith Studios, the second-largest television and film studio in North America. A page-turning partnership between Mainsail Lodging & Development, Trilith Development, and Development Ventures Group, Inc. (DEVEN), Trilith Guesthouse is a proud member of Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio, a growing family of independent boutique hotels with a shared heart and spirit for connecting people and places. TrilithGuesthouse.com.

About Hotel Forty Five

Hotel Forty Five, owned by IDP Properties and Mainsail Lodging & Development, is a 94-room boutique hotel in Macon, Georgia. Joining Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio, an exceptional collection of independent hotels and resorts with unique personalities and spirit, Hotel Forty Five celebrates the building’s original character and historic significance. Each of Hotel Forty Five’s rooms and suites immerse guests in a timeless experience, providing the ideal space to rest and recharge. Vintage design elements with rich contrasting colors and copper metal accents are featured throughout creating a redefined yet classic finish. Hotel Forty Five boasts three different dining concepts, Loom, Hightales Rooftop Bar, and Reckon Coffee & Wine Bar. Occupying one of downtown Macon’s few remaining historic high-rises, the boutique hotel is aptly named after its location on an iconic 45-degree angle, formed by Cherry and First Streets with Cotton Avenue. HotelFortyFive.com.

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