Where to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in ATL

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This year, Atlanta was named a top destination for ringing in the New Year by Wallethub – which comes as no surprise to residents of the city. A milder climate than other top spots like New York City, fabulous parties galore and headlining events like the Peach Drop and Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl make Atlanta a great place to be on December 31. Check out our picks for a stylish, enjoyable New Year’s Eve: 

  • Roaring Rooftop Bash at Ponce City Market: Atlanta’s hottest dining destination debuted its fantastical rooftop area with carnival games, a restaurant and beer garden this year, and Skyline Park is set to be Atlanta’s top New Year’s Eve destination. The black tie gathering offers unlimited bubbly, turn-of-the-century themed entertainment and more. VIP is available and includes a delicious raw bar in addition to the regular dinner service.
  • Buckhead Ball: Buckhead residents scoop up tickets to this all-inclusive bash, where world-renowned DJ Sam Feldt will be spinning tunes in a luxury setting all night long. VIP is available for an extra charge, providing access to an exclusive party area and premium libations.
  • Everything that Sparkles at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta: Residents at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta need not leave home for celebratory bubbles and delicious bites. The Café & Bar’s December bubbly and caviar program is coming to an end, and on New Year’s Eve from 5:30 to 10 p.m., they will host a tasting with all four caviars paired with a Billecart-Salmon champagne flight for $80 per person. Make your reservation now by calling (404) 995-7545.

 

The Residences Featured as Top Atlanta Option in Unique Homes

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The annual global issue of Unique Homes Magazine is on newsstands now, and The Residences are featured as a standout luxury property in Atlanta. The magazine named the top 45 cities for luxury living, and reported that The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta brought a new urban aesthetic to the market. 

Karen Rodriguez, our exclusive listing broker, spoke with the magazine about the latest in amenities, including outdoor living with high rise condos. “Outdoor living is becoming more and more desired and a sign of premier condo living. Atlanta has always been known for its green space and large backyards, so why should high-rises be any different?” she shared.

To read more about the latest in urban high-rise living, pick up the latest issue of Unique Homes or read it online here.

Spend the Holidays in Style at The Residences

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The holidays are upon us, and residents are gearing up to spend a magical holiday at The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. The gorgeous homes here are designed for entertaining the whole family with state-of-the-art catering kitchens and open floor plans for dining, mingling and dancing the night away.

For residents who prefer a low-maintenance holiday, the world-class food and beverage staff at the hotel has them covered. The team can prepare a Christmas Eve dinner or festive brunch in a resident’s home for them, and residents are invited to a holiday brunch on Sunday, Dec. 25 in The Café & Bar. The brunch will feature buffet stations with a variety of appetizers like chilled seafood and desserts and a charcuterie and cheese service, and entrees from short ribs to risotto will be chosen from an à la carte menu. The brunch is priced at $85 per person.

To make arrangements for a delicious holiday meal, call (404) 995-7545 or email moatl-restaurants@mohg.com.

Explore The Residences with Two New Virtual Tours

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Virtual technology is the latest trend in real estate marketing, and at The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, we recognize the importance of integrating tech in our sales efforts. In order to showcase our gorgeous new tower residences to buyers around the world, we use virtual reality tools to create the experience of actually being in the home. 

We use Matterport technology to create 3-D virtual tours, which allow a truly immersive walkthrough of a finished condo on a computer, tablet or smartphone. The viewer can move throughout the home as if they were walking, and can zoom out for a dollhouse view of the home.

Virtual technology like Matterport is the future of real estate, especially in the luxury sector where buyers are looking for innovative sales techniques and to be able to view a home from anywhere.

Two Residences Among Atlanta’s Top Home Sales in 2016

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The annual Tour of Homes issue of Atlanta Business Chronicle is out now, and we’re thrilled to announce that The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta have been featured twice on the list of top home sales in Atlanta. In fact, The Residences is the only condo project to make the list in 2016, cementing it as the hottest building in the city.

Residence 49 – one of the stunning full-floor residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta – was number five on the list, with four bedrooms and four and half baths. The home was listed for $4.05 million and closed in December. Residence 35B, a half-floor condo, also made the list, and the 24-hour staff and ultimate security amenities at The Residences were highlighted in the story.

This success comes after Karen Rodriguez and the sales team closed on $13 million at The Residences in just 30 days, marking a monumental fourth quarter as the building approaches a sellout. To read more from Tour of Homes, visit Atlanta Business Chronicle, and contact Karen and her team to learn more about The Residences.

Rejuvenate This Holiday Season with Silent Night at The Spa

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The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta – recently named to Atlanta Magazine’s annual Best of Atlanta list – is the perfect place to treat yourself, with a variety of relaxing and rejuvenating treatments as well as wellness classes and a beautiful saltwater pool. This hectic holiday season, The Spa is offering residents and guests the opportunity to enjoy a Silent Night to relax and contemplate amid the chaos.

On December 14 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., participants will enjoy an evening of total relaxation with a unique sensory experience created by disconnecting from the outside world. A serene, silent environment will be set in the Spa Suites enhanced with candles and fragrant oils. When booking a treatment on Silent Night, guests will also enjoy a complimentary silent meditation in the Yoga Studio from 4:30pm to 5pm.

 For reservations or more information, please call +1 (404) 995 7526 or email moatl-spa@mohg.com

Luxe Interior Design Trends for the Winter Season

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Cool weather is upon us here in Atlanta, which means we’re trading out our cool summer home décor for warm, inviting winter-inspired interior design. At The Residences, we’re proud to work with some of the region’s best designers to create modern, comfortable homes for any buyer’s taste, from art collectors to jetsetters to families with young children. Check out the top three design trends we’re loving this winter season:

·         Deep Jewel Tones: Winter white is always chic, but deep jewel tones incorporated into any space bring about a feeling of sumptuousness, even reminding us of the holiday season. Try a dark purple statement chair, deep emerald statement wall or bold burgundy velvet pillows to winterize your room.

·         Copper and Rose Gold: Metals are a great texture to add to any space, and provide a lovely contrast from typical winter materials like fur, velvet and suede. Use copper to bring a warm glow into the kitchen with dishware, or add a copper flowerpot or sculpture to a gathering area for a focal point. Bathrooms are also a great place to add copper and rose-colored fixtures to contrast with white tile and tubs.

 ·         Design Detox: The new year is typically a time of restraint, where we give up unhealthy food and nasty habits in hopes of bettering ourselves. In 2017, why not apply this to your home? Much like Coco Chanel’s rule for editing outfits (remove an accessory before leaving the house), homes – especially those with stunning vistas like The Residences – can usually stand to undergo a décor detox, where the beauty of the home itself is highlighted by a lack of clutter and useless décor items. This winter, try removing one piece from each room in your home and see how it feels!