Some people are partial to specific hotel brands…for me, it’s the St. Regis. There’s just something about the crisp, elegant look and their one-word marketing strategy: bespoke. I’ve visited the St. Regis Bora Bora and would kill to stay in the Tiffany Suite at the St. Regis New York; I’m a fan of Starwood properties in general, but this is truly the line that fits my tastes.
I’ve been meaning to check out the St. Regis Atlanta (located in Buckhead) for ages now and picked the perfect time to do so. The property is decorated for Christmas with a towering tree in the lobby, just barely out of reach from the chandelier.
The color palette, soft blues and creams set against the rich, dark wood is just breathtaking; it echoes throughout the entire hotel, from the lobby to the guest rooms to the ballroom.
Since the hotel is only 2 years old, each of the guest rooms are well up to date. The rooms are an interesting mix of elegant, with soft curves and those baby blues, and modern, complete with TVs in the bathroom mirrors.
I toured a St. Regis Suite, which I would gladly live in if ever invited, and a Deluxe Room, which has the same layout as an entry level room but is a step above with its Juliet Balcony: it was spacious and comfortable, perfect for a long weekend in Atlanta or overnight stay before an early morning flight.
Halfway through my tour of the property I texted Kayla, one of my best friends and a self-made wedding aficionado, and told her I would get married at the St. Regis.
“To who?” she quipped back. Irrelevant question. In 5-8 years I might be able to answer that and Kayla will be among the first to receive an invite to my St. Reeg wedding.
I love everything about the property for Christmastime – the outdoor pool-turned-ice-skating rink and the life-sized, penguin-themed gingerbread house.
I feel that a trip here in the warmer months would be a completely different, yet equally amazing, experience. For instance, the outdoor patio to the Wine Room would be so inviting on a warm spring day, I would love to just sit outside and enjoy one of their 400+ bottles of wine that line the room like showpieces.
After the site inspection, Jenifer, our rep and my wonderful host for the day, took me to Paces 88, the on-property restaurant, where the butternut squash soup was almost too beautiful to eat (almost).
We shared travel backgrounds and funny client stories (my favorite question to ask hotel reps revolves around celebrity clients and their extravagant demands). I love getting to know our reps and it’s times like these that I wish I lived just a little closer to Atlanta to grow those relationships a little more.
Either way, I’m thankful that I’m close enough to hop up here and enjoy the city. Atlanta is just far enough away to be the perfect weekend escape for those from Athens and Columbus, plus my agency can get guests special amenities, like a complimentary upgrade if available, daily breakfast, and a $100 food and beverage credit. The perks of working with a Virtuoso agent!