WINDPOWER 2012 descends on Atlanta, revs up in manufacturing hub

New AWEA board takes seats, readies for PTC push

ATLANTA, Ga., June 3, 2012 – Revving up like the factories across America that make wind turbine components, the WINDPOWER 2012 Conference & Exhibition—the world’s largest annual wind energy event—got under way today with a packed s

Wind Turbine

Wind Power

chedule of educational sessions, the opening of its giant exhibition this afternoon, and the induction of the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) new board leadership for 2012-2013.

Artmore Hotel’s 2nd Annual Courtyard Kick-Off Party!

Artmore Hotel Announces New GM

 

 

 

 

Artmore Hotel Announces New General Manager, Jeff McLaughlin

Atlanta, GA - The Artmore Hotel is pleased to announce Jeff McLaughlin as the new General Manager. Jeff comes to the Artmore from Lake Lanier Island Resorts and has over 30 years experience in the industry with Marriott, Renaissance and Kessler hotels.

A native of Kailua, Hawaii and a University of Denver graduate, McLaughlin began his career in hotels working as a front desk agent. After spending majority of his career traveling the country while working with Marriott, McLaughlin has been in Atlanta since 2000 at hotels such as the Renaissance PineIsle Resort and as General Manager of Renaissance Downtown Atlanta, now known as the Melia.

McLaughlin got his first taste of the boutique hotel sector from his experience with the Kessler Collection. “I’m thrilled to be a part of the Artmore team,” McLaughlin says. “I’m committed to building exciting partnerships throughout Atlanta while continuing to strengthen the relationships we’re already so proud to be a part of.”

The Artmore Hotel continues to thrive and grow in the Midtown Atlanta community since it’s renovation in 2009. A favorite of leisure and corporate travelers alike, the Artmore is consistently ranked among top Atlanta hotels on TripAdvisor.com. Offering an experience like no other hotel in Midtown, the Artmore has perfected the ‘Art’ of southern hospitality.

ARTMORE HOTEL

The Artmore, Midtown Atlanta’s premier independent boutique hotel experience, was built in 1924 as an upscale luxury apartment building. Keeping the integrity of the historic building, the Artmore boasts incredible suites, a gorgeous Courtyard, spacious meeting facilities and the ultimate place to unwind, the Studio Bar & Lounge. To learn more about the Artmore please visit www.ArtmoreHotel.com or call 404.876.6100 to book a room today.

BOUTIQUE HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

The Artmore is managed by Boutique Hospitality Management.  Unlike other hotel management companies, BHM specializes in managing independent boutique hotels and has built a dynamic and promising hotel management company.  BHM has the skills and diversity of experience needed for identifying, acquiring, renovating, marketing and most importantly, operating both independent boutique hotels.  They advise on both development and operational matters, thus helping companies achieve both short- and long-term goals.  For additional information regarding BHM Keith Space, President, at keith@hotel-space.com

The Artmore’s Event Picks for March 2012

2012 deFINE ART Honoree Fred Wilson

“Life’s Link and Other Projects: A Talk by Fred Wilson, 2012 deFINE Art Honoree,” SCAD Atlanta.

The world’s renowned conceptual artist Fred Wilson is coming to SCAD, Atlanta on February 22, 2012. DeFINE ART 2012 will honor Fred Wilson for his work and influence on contemporary art. Wilson will discuss his overall practice and approach to both his museum installations as well as individual artworks.

Wilson’s installations and large-scale singular works are subjected around social justice of African Americans.   His approach is to examine, question, and deconstruct the traditional display of art and artifacts in museums.  With the use of new wall labels, sounds, lighting, and non-traditional pairings of objects, he leads viewers to recognize that changes in context create changes in meaning.

He will also touch on the process of producing his original exhibition with works from the Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art at the SCAD Museum of Art.

 This event is free and open to the public! The Artmore Hotel is pleased to offer special rates to all traveling guests attending this event. For more information and availability, contact reservations (404) 201.7555 today!

 

76th Annual Dogwood Festival!

It’s hard to believe that this time last year it was about 20 degrees colder! Now it seems like winter has forgotten to show up. So for those of you who can’t wait for the arrival of spring, you’re in luck! As confirmed by Gen. Beauregard Lee, the season of love is just around the corner. You know what that means…

That’s right! The 76th annual Dogwood Festival held in Piedmont Park!

 

The festival celebrated its Diamond Anniversary last year, and on April 20-22 this Atlanta staple will yet again fill our city with joy and excitement.

If you’ve never had a chance to experience this incredible three-day event, rest assured that you will be fully entertained by the variety of activities and festivities. Ever since Walter Rich, founder of Rich’s department store, first made the blooming of the Dogwoods an internationally recognized event in 1936, the Dogwood Festival has remained an annual tradition for the city of Atlanta.

There is something for kids and adults of all ages at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Explore local food vendors, a kid’s village, canine competitions and the ever-popular artists market. See the local jewelry and have fun in the arts & crafts area. People come from miles away to enjoy the best of what spring brings to the biggest city in the south. For all of the foodies out there, don’t miss out on some of the most delicious local eats. The live entertainment might be the best part of all. The Dogwood Festival never fails to showcase the best artists in the southeast.

Don’t forget to top-off your amazing weekend with a stay at The Artmore Hotel in Midtown Atlanta. Our Studio Bar + Lounge is the perfect place for you to wine down after each day of excitement!

Be surrounded by the best cultural attractions the city of Atlanta has to offer. Best of all, The Artmore is right across the street from Arts Center MARTA station, making it effortless to travel to and from Piedmont Park.

 

The Big South National Volleyball Qualifier

The Big South

Once again, the Georgia World Congress Center holds a tournament of great importance to Junior National Volleyball. On Friday March 30th through Sunday April 1st, halls A, B, and C at the GWCC will all be in use to host this event so you know that this is going to be massive. If you are looking for a unique hotel to stay at while you are in town, check out The Artmore located in the heart of Midtown’s cultural arts district!

The Studio Bar + Lounge is the perfect place wine down after your long day of excitement. And, there are plenty of restaurants and places to shop and explore in Atlantic Station right around the corner. The Arts Center MARTA Station is located right across the street, so traveling to and from the convention center is a breeze.

Contact reservations today or book your stay online!

 

The 2012 International Poultry Expo!

 We all know that birds of a feather flock together, and that couldn’t be more true of the 2012 International Poultry Expo. On Tuesday, January 24, over 20,000 of the world’s top producers and processors of poultry will attend the Georgia World Congress Center to exhibit and attend this incredible industry event.

 

What’s even more exciting about the 2012 International Poultry Expo is that it has been held in Atlanta for the past 63 years! A true pillar for Atlanta, this expo is largest in the world of its kind.

It’s an exciting time when this expo comes into town – we’re always looking for a reason to shake our tail feathers! The Artmore hotel is thrilled to welcome the attendees of the 2012 International Poultry Expo!

Want to learn more about the International Poultry Expo? Visit their website at www.internationalpoultryexposition.com for more information!

Upcoming Events in Atlanta

Come stay, eat, drink or just enjoy any of the following events at the Artmore while you are in town.

Int’l Gift & Home Furnishings      Atlanta Mart          11-Jan

Int’l Area Rugs & Oriental Rugs   Atlanta Mart         12-Jan

Atlanta Boat Show                           GWCC                  12-Jan

Hawks vs Charlotte                         Phillips Arena      12-Jan

A-Town Show Down                       GWCC                  14-Jan

Monster Truck Jam                         GA DOME            14-Jan

Hawks vs Minnisota                        Phillips Arena      14-Jan

ANNIE                                                   Fox Theatre       14-Jan

Evanescence                                      Tabernacle           14-Jan

Hawks vs Toronto                            Phillips Arena       16-Jan

Martin Luther King Jr Day                                             16-Jan

Hawks vs Portland                           Phillips Arena       18-Jan

Hawks vs Cleveland                        Phillips Arena       21-Jan

Int’l Poultry Expo                              GWCC                   24-Jan

Widespread Panic                            Tabernacle             27-Jan

Jeff Dunham                                      Phillips Arena       28-Jan

Memphis the Musical                    Fox Theatre            31-Jan

Atlanta Apparel                               Atlanta Mart          2-Feb

Hawks vs Memphis                         Phillips Arena       2-Feb

Hawks vs Philadelphia                    Phillips Arena      4-Feb

Superbowl in Indianapolis            Indianapolis          5-Feb

MODEX 2012                                   GWCC                   6-Feb

Hawks vs Phoenix                            Phillips Arena       6-Feb

ATL Jewish Film Festival                 Atlantic Station  8-Feb

Hawks vs Indiana                             Phillips Arena       8-Feb

Celtic Woman                                    Fox Theatre          9-Feb

Winter Beer Carnival                      Atlantic Station    11-Feb

Yonder Mountain String Band    Tabernacle              11-Feb

NACAC National College Fair       GWCC                   12-Feb

Hawks vs Miami                              Phillips Arena        12-Feb

Willie Nelson                                   Tabernacle              12-Feb

Singles Event @ The Grape          Atlantic Station      14-Feb

Valentine’s Day                                                                 14-Feb

Barnum & Bailey Circus                 Phillips Arena       15-Feb

Alvin Ailey                                        Fox Theatre           16-Feb

CheerSports                                     GWCC                      18-Feb

O.A.R.                                                Tabernacle              18-Feb

President’s Day                                                                   20-Feb

Ash Wednesday                                                                 22-Feb

Hawks vs Orlando                            Phillips Arena        23-Feb

Kelly Clarkson w/

Matt Nathanson                               Fox Theatre            23-Feb

Needtobreathe: The Reckoning     Tabernacle            25-Feb

McCoy Tyner & his Trio                  Rialto Center      25-Feb

Hawks vs Golden State                  Phillips Arena        29-Feb

Atlanta Film Festival 04/23/10

The Artmore was pleased to host the closing night party of the Atlanta Film Festival on Friday April 23rd. The Artmore was packed with 300 film-makers, journalists, critics, and fans alike, all here to celebrate the Art of Film. The Film Festival culminated on Friday with the unveiling of a new film about the band, the Drive by Truckers entitled “The Secret to a Happy Ending”. The Artmore was also honored to host the Drive by Truckers for the evening as well.