By Special to the Daily World
On Thursday, Oct. 20, the Georgian Terrace will host an event to honor Atlantans who are currently spheres of influence in the metro area. Well-known Atlantans from business, government, arts, philanthropy, and media will be treated to a lavish black-tie dinner as the historic Georgian Terrace Hotel will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Dinner guests will be seated at a table as diverse in discipline as these regional leaders represent. Among the guests will be Mayor Kasim Reed, Congressman John Lewis, former Mayor Sam Massell, Herman and Sylvia Russell, cartoonist Mike Luckovich, television anchors Monica Pearson and Brenda Wood, the Beltline’s Brian Leary, business leader Charlie Loudermilk, The Home Depot’s CFO Carol Tomé, music entrepreneur Dallas Austin, and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.
First opened to the public in October 1911, Midtown Atlanta’s Georgian Terrace at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Ponce de Leon Avenue has been an integral part of many of the city’s most iconic milestones, including the publication and film debut of “Gone with the Wind.” At 7 p.m. on Oct. 20, 2011 a new milestone will be set with this occasion.
From its inception, the Georgian Terrace helped make Atlanta a lure for travelers worldwide as well as a popular gathering spot for local residents. One hundred years later, the Georgian Terrace remains a destination of choice for visiting celebrities, business executives and travelers, having recently benefitted from an $11 million facelift to prepare it for a new century of luxury guest services. The Georgian Terrace has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1986.
The black-tie evening will feature music from each decade of the hotel’s century and a gourmet menu from its respected culinary staff.