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.

Dancing Goats Coming to Buckhead

Dancing Goats Coffee Bar is planning its fourth metro Atlanta location at The Exchange, a newly-renovated shopping center on Peachtree Road and Grandview Avenue. The new shop will specialize in exceptional espresso beverages, locally-made doughnuts and will feature a manual brew bar showcasing single origin coffees.

New Italian Dining Destination at the Shops Buckhead

Taverna is the latest restaurant to open at the Shops Buckhead Atlanta. The restaurant serves a variety of Italian fare, focusing on risotto and offers an impressive collection of spirits and wines. The space is designed to have a rustic, cozy feel, with lots of light and dark wood.

New Art for Loudermilk Park

The Buckhead Community Improvement District unveiled a new 12-foot-tall abstract sculpture anchoring the renovated Charlie Loudermilk Park at the heart of Buckhead Village. The sculpture, designed by John Portman, will have a water feature to reflect the piece. The piece is meant to symbolize Buckhead’s past and future success.

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.

Luxury Housing News

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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.


“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.


“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.


“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.

Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta Penthouse Campaign Wins Design Award

We are excited to announce that our Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta penthouse ad, designed by IF Studio, received a Gold Award from Graphics 2017 Advertising Annual. This print ad was designed to feature the unique floorplans and elegant finishes of the premiere penthouse perched atop one Atlanta’s most prestigious hotel.

Poised high above Buckhead, the penthouse commands the top of the luxurious 42-story high-rise Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta. The penthouse offers an array of five-star amenities including, 24-hour concierge, valet, maintenance, housekeeping and security, and is a massive blank slate for the owner to create his or her dream retreat. To showcase this home, with its soaring ceilings and stunning views, we engaged IF to create the winning ad contrasting the modern white walls of the customizable space with a woman in a beautiful, jewel-toned gown.

To view the impressive floorplan and learn more about the penthouse at The Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, visit penthouseatl.com.

Luxury Housing News


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.


Sleek Italian Kitchens Cross the Pond by Amy Gamerman of The Wall Street Journal.


“For some high-end buyers, a sexy kitchen provides an element of fantasy—like an Italian sports car parked in the driveway—that can seal the deal on a multimillion-dollar property. ‘It’s selling a vision of a certain lifestyle that’s clean and modern,’ said Gidi Cohen, a Los Angeles developer who gave one Sunset Strip manse a slick Pedini kitchen makeover before listing it for $16.5 million (and selling it for an undisclosed amount last year). “Whoever sees this kitchen wants to start taking cooking classes.’


A $350,000 Luxury Condo … For Your Car by Kathryn Vasel of CNN Money.


“There’s a luxury condo building planned for Miami that will offer 24-hour security, climate-controlled units, a members-only social club and concierge services. But you won’t be able to live in the building. Only your car can.”


Enjoy High-End Amenities Years Before Moving In at These Luxury Residences by Kathryn Hopkins of Mansion Global. 


“In the past, developers showed buyers what their lifestyles could be like if they purchased one of these luxury condos through videos and brochures, but now they are showcasing it through actual experiences.”

The Penthouse at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta Featured on House Envy


Atlanta Magazine’s House Envy blog covers the most fabulous homes throughout the region, so it’s no surprise that the stunning penthouse at The Residences at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta was featured last week. The magazine spoke with Robert Tretsch, the mastermind behind the proposed plan for the 10,000-square-foot home to discuss his design vision.

Tretsch’s floorplan reflects the luxury lifestyle of its prospective owners and includes a library, music room, fitness room, gourmet kitchen, keeping room, catering kitchen, and two balconies. He envisions a staff bedroom on the first floor and three guest rooms and a master bedroom upstairs, as well as upper and lower lounges. The two levels will be connected by a sweeping curvilinear staircase.

The master bedroom will feature two large closets, and the master bath will have an enormous shower with two shower heads. The spa, which will incorporate a sauna, steam bath, and soaking tub, will have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the mountains of North Georgia. In fact, almost every room will come with a breathtaking view. 

To read the whole blog, click here.

Find Your Zen with Wellness Programs at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta


Yoga offers a wealth of benefits for the mind, body and soul, and residents have an opportunity to find their zen with Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta’s fall yoga program. Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., renowned local yoga instructor Elizabeth Rowan leads a vinyasa flow class in the hotel’s elegant fitness center. Residents are welcome to take part in this weekly ritual.

This fall, as the leaves change and temperatures cool, the yoga program will move to the lovely English Garden behind the hotel for a rejuvenating outdoor practice once per month. On Sept. 3, Oct. 1 and Nov. 5, yogis are invited to take to their mats amongst the lush greenery of the garden for a truly serene class. 

For more information or to reserve your spot, email mo-atlspa@mohg.com.

Jetsetter Lifestyle at The Residences


Many different types of buyers are attracted to luxury high-rise living for a variety of reasons, from convenience to design possibilities to finding the right size home close to work. The concierge team at The Residences understands that a true lock-and-leave lifestyle is important many owners who may have work commitments around the world or simply love to travel in their spare time.

Whether for a Labor Day weekend getaway or sojourn abroad, the residential concierge is prepared to accommodate any owner’s absence and ensure that their home is in mint condition when they return. The dedicated team will stock your pantry, make arrangements for pet care, have the home cleaned and accommodate special requests. 

To learn more about the perks of living a jetsetter lifestyle at The Residences, visit moresidencesatlanta.com.

Tammy Stokes Returns to Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta for Fall Detox Retreat


At Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta, the health and wellness of both guests and residents is a high priority. The five-star hotel boasts a spa and plenty of opportunities for exercise and rejuvenation, like a saltwater lap pool and weekly yoga classes. The Mandarin is proud to partner with Tammy Stokes, fitness guru and founder of West Coast Workout, for a series of detox retreats, providing residents with an opportunity to work out, enjoy delicious, healthy food and reflect on their goals.

On November 4th, Tammy will host a Fall Detox Retreat at the hotel. This will be a wonderful opportunity for residents to cleanse and prepare before the hectic holiday season. The all-day retreat will combine tonics, healing superfoods, fitness classes, spa experiences and workshops to leave participants feeling renewed and energized. Highlights of the day include both cardio and yoga workouts and a seminar on stress management.

The all-inclusive experience costs $285, and is sure to book quickly. To reserve your spot, please call 404-995-7526 or email moatl-spa@mohg.com.

Creating a Perfect Penthouse

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At 10,000 square feet, the penthouse at The Residences is a massive high-rise home with two floors, multiple outdoor spaces and floor-to-ceiling windows. The penthouse is currently being offered as an unfinished space, where a discerning buyer can outfit the home to suit their needs and desires. 

However, to offer a dose of inspiration and allow the sweeping home to come to life, we partnered with renowned local firm Harrison Design to create a sample floorplan for the penthouse, showing off its vast potential. The home Robert Tretsch and his team crafted is nothing short of spectacular, with four bedrooms including a spacious master suite, a kitchen and a catering kitchen, a formal dining room with a temperature-controlled wine wall, a music room, a game room, a gym, a sauna and multiple cozy lounge and living spaces.

To view the stunning floorplan and learn more about this one-of-a-kind home, visit penthouseatl.com.