Monday, July 25, 2011

Attn: Atlanta

Being new to the city within the last year, I still find myself getting overwhelmed with all the exciting things there are to do here. Being in the design industry, I find that each day that I'm out I discover new little hidden treasures. These places are not necessarily a secret, but if I've never seen them- they are to me! They range from beautifully landscaped parks, restaurants, and boutiques, to hotels, offices, and bars. So, I've decided to start my posts called "Attn: Atlanta" which will catalogue some of these great places.

When I was first looking to move from Valdosta to Atlanta, I came into the city for a quick interview and met with a friend at the Glenn Hotel for drinks. I had been to this hotel previously for a New Year's Eve celebration the previous year, so I was already familiar with the location in the heart of the downtown Luckie Marietta District. Because it was so chilly then, we weren't able to visit the bar on the roof of the small highrise. But lucky for me, it was warm and beautiful weather during this visit.! The view of the city from this spot (and maybe the Grand Marnier) literally made my decision to move for me. I realized I no longer had a say so, I had to be here.

The Glenn is considered to be a boutique hotel, being that it is on the smallish side with just at 110 rooms and providing personalized accommodation and services/facilities. A boutique hotel is usually luxurious and quite intimate, which is one of the benefits of not going to a typical chain hotel. One thing that also caught my eye about the Glenn was it's claim to being commited to sustainability. Because of their close proximity to public transportation, their revamping of the building that had remained empty for ten years prior to the Glenn's opening, and their use of high-efficiency thermostats and insulated windows, they are making strides to be earth-friendly.  They also boast about their Southern comfort food, sign me up! Although I've yet to try their food, I've heard it's delish! Check out the Glenn's kitchen menu.

Now, on to the important stuff. Design eye candy!

Do you see those rich colors? I spy a rich onyx wall..hands down, my favorite part of the lobby.

Think this:

Oh, baby baby.

Antique key chandy in the lobby

 complete with lush orange drapery, floating nightstands with pendant lighting above (thank the LORD, no tacky lamps), fresh art, crisp white hotel sheeting with orange stripes, a walk-in shower with a sexy glass window into the main room, and plenty of mood lighting

Drum roll please...

The Glenn is an Atlanta spot you shouldn't miss out on. Their excellent service and beautiful interiors will surely have me coming back for more!

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