Atlanta is losing its signature Rosewood hotel, the Mansion on Peachtree, and gaining Mandarin Oriental when the hotel changes management in May of this year. The hotel will be rebranded and operated by Mandarin Oriental, but no major overhauls of the hotel are planned. The hotel will now be called The Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta.
The Peachtree area hotel is primed to get new restaurants (Del Friscos, according to the Atlanta SkyRise blog), as well as a transition to a signature Mandarin Oriental Spa. The hotel’s 25 private residences will also be rebranded as Mandarin Oriental Residences.
Forbes Travel Guide reports that Mandarin had planned a hotel in Midtown in 2007, which failed after the economic downturn.
If you know (or are) someone under 30 who exhibits leadership with strong values and wisdom beyond their years, why not help them get a free vacation out of it?
For their 30 year anniversary, Rosewood Hotels is hosting a competition called 30 Under 30, which is offering rewards to 20-somethings (and under) who exhibit the qualities Rosewood values. Here are the criteria:
- Mindful of the community
- Leadership with integrity
- Passion of conviction
- Dedication to preserving our natural environment
- Strong sense of life balance
On December 1, 2010, Rosewood will announce its 30 finalists and donate $100 to the non-profit organization of each finalist’s choice, as well as provide them all with complimentary dinners for two at Rosewood properties. The most exemplary nominee will be chosen and rewarded with a $1,000 donation to the non-profit of his or her choice and a complimentary three-night stay at any of the five-star Rosewood hotels or resorts across the world, such as Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek in Dallas, Texas (above).
Judges for the competition will include Peter Greenberg, CBS News Travel Editor, Jason Binn, CEO of Niche Media and Pamela Fiori, Editor-at-Large of Town & Country.
To nominate someone you know (or yourself), visit RosewoodHotels.com/30under30.