The St. Regis Atlanta Hotel & Residences opened officially today shortly before noon with a few hundred guests in attendance. It was a really special event to attend, so thanks to Jay Jacob! If you follow my blog, you have seen some pre-construction photos of the interior a while back. You are going to be amazed at how it all came together. Atlanta is so lucky to have the St. Regis brand here in Buckhead. I have a large number of photos (33) in this post and probably could have split it up, but why make you wait? Enjoy!
Below: A white Bentley parked outside the entrance to the hotel.
The hotel features 151 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites, 51 branded St. Regis Residences, Georgia’s first Remède Spa, a 40,000-square-foot Pool Piazza, more than 16,800 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, a state-of-the-art fitness center and an impressive selection of world-class cuisine. The St. Regis Atlanta combines modern sophistication with classic Southern style to offer an unparalleled level of luxury and bespoke service at one the best addresses in the world.
The hotel is owned by SR Hotel Development Company, LLLP, with interior design by Hirsch Bedner Associates and architecture by Rabun Rasche Rector Reece.
Below: The ribbon cutting ceremony. Each person was given a pair of gold scissors, served on a silver tray.
Below: It’s official!
Below: I was in position, but didn’t quite get my shot. A hotel executive “sabered” a bottle of champagne.
Below: Guest poured into the hotel for a grand reception.
Below: A 750-pound chandelier made of more than 1,000 pieces of finely cut crystal. Simply breathtaking.
Below: The grand foyer. The doors lead to the valet outside.
Below: The huge lobby has seating areas with fireplaces and finely crafted, comfortable seating. It reminds me of being at home.
Below: Second floor elevator lobby.
Below: Famed St. Regis Bar.
Below: The Board Room
Below: Paces 88, the hotel’s signature restaurant complete with private seating and outdoor patio. Turkish limestone and Venetian plaster adorn the walls and ceiling.
Below: Warmth is something you will never never be without at The St. Regis. Fireplaces are everywhere you look.
Below: This isn’t the main ballroom. After guests left the lobby area, everyone came in here to have cocktails and food.
Below: The main ballroom. Silver leafed ceilings and large chandeliers.
Below: The Fitness Center. Beyond the flat screen tv is more equipment. It’s not a mirror and the space is pretty large for a hotel.
Below: New breezeways surround the hotel.
Below: The upper level terrace for your private functions. This is not real grass, it’s artificial! Under the “grass” there is a sophisticated drainage system which allows the area to be completely dry in about twenty minutes.
Below: The Pool Piazza offers private cabanas, a spectacular waterfall and a casual, yet stylish, Poolside Bar & Café. Think Italian.
Below: Here is a $400 per night guest room, ala resort style with the bathroom accessible through sliding doors – just in case you want to take a tub and look through the room to the view outside.
Each guest room features Macassar Ebony furniture, leather-wrapped writing desks, domed crystal chandeliers and luxurious Egyptian cotton linens. The unique and spacious five-fixture marble bathrooms, among the largest in Atlanta, offer oversized bathtubs, separate showers and dual vanities. In addition, each room includes a 37-inch LCD television with DVD player, a state-of-the-art sound system, MP3 docking station and an innovative 17-inch LCD television recessed behind the bathroom mirror, enabling images to be projected onto a screenless surface.
Below: Notice the hidden TV in the mirror?
I hope you enjoyed seeing the hotel. It’s quite special, so make sure you try to see it in person. I’m going to find out how the condos are coming along, so I’ll be back with more.