Ravinia Reveals Upscale Renovation
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Ravinia Reveals Upscale Renovation

The Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia has been completely transformed into a new brand flagship property.

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The Ravinia renovated ballroom is already booking dates for future simchas.
The Ravinia renovated ballroom is already booking dates for future simchas.

The Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia has been completely transformed into a new brand flagship property. The renovation has touched every aspect of the hotel, from better Wi-Fi to the modern WorkLife room design.

The Plaza Workspace reimagines the lobby area and provides flexible areas where guests and locals can work and meet. Three new restaurant concepts were developed in partnership with the Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants team, and diners can expect locally-sourced menu items. The Ravinia Ballroom is poised to host many weddings, b’nai mitzvah, reunions, or special occasions.

“Expect a true upscale experience throughout every portion of the property,” said Sharon Kilmartin, area general manager.

The hotel has 495 rooms and 32,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 12,000-square-foot ballroom, the largest in the market. The location at Interstate 285 on the border of Dekalb County and Sandy Springs gives guests easy access to Perimeter Mall.

Aerial view of the renovated Crowne Plaza lower floor with Parkwood restaurant.

We asked Kilmartin to tell us more about the newly renovated hotel as an event location.

Jaffe: How would you describe the new event décor?

Kilmartin: Crowne Plaza’s New Modern design philosophy was used as a guiding light in the redesign of the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia hotel. New Modern design is purposeful, contemporary and inspiring. Drawing inspiration from the angular lines of the Ravinia Complex buildings, the design uses warm wood tones in repetitive linear details to help balance and soften the steel and glass structure. The colors are neutral to suit all event themes and décor choices. The circular chandeliers are classic and contemporary, with adjustable lighting levels to fit every mood.

The reimagined lobby is a sophisticated spot for guests.

Jaffe: Have you already started booking events for 2019?

Kilmartin: Yes! We are ready to host events of all sizes, from small team meetings to grand social affairs.

Jaffe: How many can you seat for an event?

Kilmartin: We have numerous options for event layout and can customize our space for you. We can seat up to 1,500 guests in a theater configuration.

Jaffe: Anything unique about the menu choices?

Kilmartin: Our restaurants and menu program are led by Executive Chef Joe Gentempo, most recently executive sous chef at 4 Saints, an upscale Mediterranean and French-inspired restaurant atop the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel. Chef Gentempo’s menu is filled with timeless and comforting classics rooted in the tradition of regional Southern-American cooking. We can cater to all palates by tailoring our banquet menus ranging from Italian to Mexican fare.

Jaffe: What would the price range be for a wedding or bar mitzvah per person?

Kilmartin: There are variations depending on night of the week, number of guests, and space selected. A typical range is around $125 to $145 per person, which would include food and liquor. We require a 25 percent service fee, and our staff has participated in extensive training to ensure every aspect of your event is excellent.

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