GROUP KORA Honored at Atlanta Realtors Association Top Producers Gala

We are proud to announce that our GROUP KORA sales team, led by exclusive listing broker Karen Rodriguez, was honored at the Atlanta Realtors Association’s Top Producers Gala celebrating Atlanta’s finest in the real estate industry.

Karen, founder of GROUP KORA with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Georgia Properties, received the Phoenix Award for ten years of being a top producer in the multi-million-dollar club. Since taking over sales at The Residences two years ago, Karen and GROUP KORA have sold over 63 million in sales at The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, and only a few homes remain available in the building. In late 2016, they sold $30 million in just 30 days, an unheard-of feat in the Atlanta market.

Celebrate Easter with Culinary Delights at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta

From adorable bunnies to chocolate and champagne, the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta is the perfect place to celebrate Easter with your family this month with two delicious events from our world-class food and beverage team.

Have a sweet tooth? Chocolate Afternoon Tea will be held Monday, April 10 to Saturday, April 15 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The indulgent tea will include a selection of chocolate truffles, cakes and fondue paired with coffee or tea and a glass of champagne. Children are welcome to join and will be given the choice of hot chocolate or juice.

Residents also have the option to join us at our Easter Brunch and Egg Hunt. Our lavish Easter Brunch will be complete with an Easter egg hunt and special appearance by Floppy the Easter Bunny, followed by a petting zoo from 2 to 4 p.m. featuring adorable bunnies, chicks and sheep! Brunch is priced at $95 per adult and $45 per child and includes the children’s festivities.

For more information or reservations, please contact +1 (404) 995-7545 or moatl-restaurants@mohg.com.

Nama-slay with Spring Yoga in the Garden at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta

 

At the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, providing an array of luxurious amenities to residents is a top priority. Fitness and wellness are an important part of this feature and we are proud to offer Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes in our private garden this spring.

Enjoy Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes this spring led by one of Atlanta’s top yoga instructors, Elizabeth Rowan. Elizabeth teaches yoga at several top Atlanta studios, leads yoga retreats around the world and has written about yoga and wellness for the Huffington Post. Saturday yoga will take place in our tranquil garden on April 1, 15, 22 and 29 from 10 to 11 a.m. The classes are priced at $30 per person and includes access to The Spa facilities.

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

Experience Coveted Private Outdoor Living at The Residences

Spring has arrived! With warm weather and longer days, Atlanta residents crave being outdoors enjoying all that nature has to offer. Outdoor space and privacy are top amenities for today’s luxury buyer, even when they’re buying in high-rise buildings, and The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta cater to that demand.

At The Residences, the high-rise condos are equipped with at least one spacious terrace with sweeping views of the city. The terraces are designed to be multi-purpose spaces, with each of them clocking in at over 300 square feet, and since they are covered, owners can incorporate their favorite furnishings. The Residences’ newest offering, the three-level Maisonettes, include front yards and spectacular backyard terraces. These outdoor spaces feature state-of-the art grills and fireplaces and offer endless opportunities for entertaining and leisure.

To learn more about how you can enjoy spring weather from your own terrace at The Residences, please contact our sales team at 404.995.7580 or info@moresidencesatlanta.com.

What’s New in Buckhead

 

One of Atlanta’s most vibrant neighborhoods, Buckhead is known for its posh culture scene, including dining, nightlife and wellness. It’s no surprise that luxury condos in Buckhead are in high demand, given that most have easy access to unique experiences, chef-driven restaurants and world-class shopping. Here’s what’s new in Buckhead this month.

Fine Art Festival Coming in April
Gather along Buckhead Avenue from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on April 4 for Olmsted Plein Air Invitational, an annual open-air painting competition and exhibition. The exhibition is hosted by a nonprofit and proceeds from the silent art auction at the event will help fund their youth scholarship program.

Two New Italian Restaurants Debuting in Buckhead

The team behind The Pinewood in Decatur and Ponce City Market’s The Mercury has two new projects in the works for Buckhead. The Italian ventures, Bar Americano and Bar Crema well take over the former Prohibition space at East Andrews Entertainment District. Bar Americano will serve lunch and dinner, and the adjoining Bar Crema will offer take-away items, desserts, gelato, and coffees. Early timeline calls for a summer 2017 debut.

PATH400 Grows

With outdoor walkways and trails being a hot topic around Atlanta, the “City in a Forest,” PATH400 continues to grow. The multi-use trail that runs along Ga. 400 through Buckhead, stretches more than 2.5 miles near The Residences, perfect for exercise or an urban stroll. The trail offers fresh perspectives on the city and is now halfway complete.

Virtually Explore Stunning Full-Floor Residence 52

Dream of owning your own floor in Atlanta’s premier high-rise hotel? Residence 52 at The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta is currently available and offers a coveted lock-and-leave lifestyle with plenty of space to call your own. Featuring a stunning, climate-controlled wine wall, four bedrooms, four baths, two half baths and two balconies with skyline views, this gorgeous residence comes fully equipped and move-in ready.

If you are dying for a sneak peek inside this spectacular home without traveling to Buckhead, look no further. Virtually walk through Residence 52 with this immersive, 3D experience and tour the over 5,000 square feet of beautifully-crafted new construction.

Take the 3D tour here, and to learn more about owning this home, contact our sales team at 404.995.7580 or info@moresidencesatlanta.com.

Luxury Housing News

Photo courtesy of Mansion Global 

The Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta is at the forefront of trends and technology in luxury high-rise living. Below are links to three noteworthy real estate stories that caught our eye recently.

In San Francisco’s Newest Developments, Amenities Cater to People and Dogs Alike by Rebecca Bratburd at Mansion Global.

Excerpt:

“Prospective buyers have a number of new condominium developments to choose from. Amenities cater to not only human residents, in the form of high-end communal spaces from outdoor yoga areas to rooftop solariums, but also to their canine companions. Rooftop dog runs and shared pet washing stations are becoming standard in new developments.”

High-income Millennials Use Their Buying Power on Luxury Homes from Michele Lerner at The Washington Post.

Excerpt:

“A surprisingly high number of millennials around the country earn a high enough income to afford a $1 million residence. Some high-earning millennials save money until they ae in their early 30s to buy a place and just skip over that starter-home phase. They’ll stay in an apartment until they can afford to pay for the place they want.”

3 Luxury Buyer Types You Should Know by Marcus Paul at Atlanta Agent Magazine.

Excerpt:

“The traditional trappings of luxury are quickly becoming old and outdated, and today’s luxury buyer is searching for something deeper and more meaningful.”

Toast and Taste with Champagne Expert David White at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta

On March 16, residents are invited to meet the author of But First, Champagne, David White and sip from a select serving of Champagnes.

Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta will host guests in the Taipan Lounge to meet David White, one of the world’s leading wine writers and the founder and editor of Terroirist.com, an award-winning wine blog. Guests will enjoy tasting five champagnes paired with passed hors d’oeuvres while Mr. White shares his knowledge on the bubbles being served. Each guest will receive a copy of the book for signing.

For information on how to reserve tickets, please email moatl-rsvp@mohg.com.

Q&A with Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta General Manager David Collas

One of the main features of living at The Residences is having access to the array of hotel amenities and personalized services 24/7. Recently appointed General Manager, David Collas, brings 30 years of experience in luxury hospitality to both residents and guests at the Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. We asked David about his role and how he works with his staff to ensure that Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta is a leader in residential experience.

How did your career lead you to and prepare you for your current role at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta?

Collas: My hospitality career began when I entered culinary school at 16 years of age. I have now been working in the industry for 30 years in a variety of destinations around the world including Paris, London, Hong Kong, New York, Cannes and Aspen. I have been fortunate to work with very talented people and to have had extensive opportunities to be immersed in various cultures and styles of organizations.

What do customers today expect and demand from a luxury hotel?

Collas: Each guest has a different expectation for their experience and the capability to deliver on each of those personal expectations is what luxury is all about. Outstanding amenities are important, but it is the customized experience and personal touch that we provide that truly makes a stay memorable.

How does Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta exceed those expectations?

Collas: Personalizing each guests stay and anticipating their needs are at the core of our culture. We strive to create moments of delight that will leave the guest with the feeling of having been taken care of and pampered.

How does Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta differentiate itself from other luxury hotels in Atlanta?

Collas: Mandarin Oriental’s legendary service and Oriental heritage are what set our brand apart. Our hotel groups history and the genuine way in which we care for our guests.

How are you and your team working to ensure that Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta is a premier residential experience?

Collas: We are dedicated to making our residents feel that they are part of the Mandarin Oriental family and that they have a seamless experience whether they are in their private residence or utilizing the hotel amenities. Our colleagues recognize our residents and know their personal preferences so that we can ensure they are delighted during every interaction and experience.

Disconnect with the Digital Wellness Escape at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta

Disconnect and renew the senses at The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta with the Digital Wellness Escape. Residents and guests are invited to disengage and reevaluate their relationship with technology through a calming and soothing respite from the stress and demands of a constantly connected, digital lifestyle.

Upon arrival at The Spa, guests are encouraged to power-down their digital devices, thus removing any online distractions. Guests have the option to book a 50 minute treatment or an 1 hour and 20 minute treatment. Both treatments use purifying Shungite crystals, the only known stone to contain Fullerenes, which work to neutralize negative radiation energy from mobile devices.

Following treatments, guests can participate in other mindfulness activities such as journaling, note card writing or simply enjoying the silence in the tranquil and peaceful setting of the relaxation lounge. On departure, guests will be gifted a phone sleeping bag along with beneficial tips to help establish a healthy, digitally balanced lifestyle.

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

 

 

 

Venetian Carnivale at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta Transports Diners to Italy

Looking for a new, authentic dining experience? The Café & Bar at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta is hosting a Venetian Carnivale featuring an exclusive Italian menu through the end of the month. Residents and guests are invited to dine on fare inspired by the famous coastal city’s annual Carnivale festival.

Until February 28, enjoy a taste of Italy in Buckhead. Escape to Venice for a romantic dining experience featuring Italian specialties, including Orecchiette with Braised Short Ribs and Veal Scallopine. Delicious Venetian desserts, Italian wine and hand-crafted cocktails round out the meal while classic Italian music sets the mood.

For reservations, please call +1 (404) 995 7545 or email moatl-restaurants@mohg.com.

Habachy Designer Model at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta Featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

Atlanta Homes & Lifestyle magazine is the city’s only monthly home and garden magazine, dedicated to showcasing the best in design and style. We’re happy to announce that the magazine chose to feature the Habachy Home in its March issue, giving readers an inside look at one of the most exclusive condo buildings in Atlanta. Renowned interior designer Michael Habachy created a model residence channeling warm, global sophistication leaving his signature stamp on The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta.

“The Mandarin Oriental is a world leader in luxury and sophistication, so we wanted this residence to ultimately reflect that brand and appeal to the well-traveled, global homeowner,” Habachy notes. Considering the unit sold within just a few months of completion, it’s safe to say: Mission accomplished.

To read more about this stunning home, pick up the March issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles today.