Battle of the Bands

Attention music enthusiasts! There are only nine days to go until the biggest marching band event in the nation! Yes, the Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase is back in Atlanta next Saturday, January 26 at the Georgia Dome. This year, 8 marching bands from Albany State, Alcorn State, Bethune-Cookman, Edward Waters College, Jackson State, North Carolina A&T, Tennessee State, and Winston-Salem State will be showcasing their unique talent and style for all to see.

Usually these performers are the halftime show, but there is a special treat in store for the Battle of the Bands’ halftime. R&B superstar, Brandy will be performing live during the event fresh after the release of her new album, Two Eleven, featuring the hit single, Put It Down. This showcase will indeed be the event of the year.

Turn the Battle of the Bands event into a memorable weekend at the Artmore Hotel in midtown Atlanta, close to all of the action. We are less than 15 minutes from the Georgia Dome. We are conveniently located next to the MARTA-Arts Center Station, a few short stops from the Dome. Awesome bands…Vibrant boutique midtown hotel – a great combination.

CHEERSPORT

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN CHEER?  We will see which squad has the hottest cheers, dances, tumbles and more at this year’s Cheersport competition. That’s right Atlanta! The world’s largest cheerleading competition is coming back to Atlanta and will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center February 15 through 17, 2013. With only 33 days to go, the GWWC will be filled with more than 1,000 cheerleading squads from all over the nation.

Downtown Atlanta will come alive with activities and special events to celebrate the occasion. Being the host city, Atlanta will be filled with Cheersport banners hanging on light posts and billboards highlighting the most outstanding events of the day.  As you may already suspect, hotels and restaurants will be packed with cheerleaders, their families, and supporters. Still need hotel accommodations? Spend your weekend at The Artmore Hotel and be surrounded by the best cultural attractions the city of Atlanta has to offer.

If you are interested in exploring modern art, visit the High Museum of Art located within walking distance of the Artmore! Perhaps you’d enjoy some shopping and fine dining in Atlantic Station… No Worries! Free shuttle service leaves regularly to and from the Artmore Hotel’s immediate area. Our Courtyard is the perfect place for Cheersport friends and family to wind down after a long day of excitement. Stay with us at the Artmore, where convenient access to the cities nightlife, events, and cultural centers are at your fingertips.

 

 

 

Happy New Year – 2013

The New Year is upon us. Thank you so much for helping the Artmore become the hotel it is today.  Besides attaining, once again, the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence we also were awarded the most romantic hotel and received an award from Southern Living!  Our resolution? To continue exceeding our guests’ expectations.  What’s yours?

Happy New Year 2013

 
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NYE – Midtown Atlanta New Year’s Eve

Looking for things to do in Atlanta this New Year’s Eve?  We scourged the internet for you and found some great events in Midtown Atlanta.

 

First of all stay at your favorite midtown Atlanta hotel:

$179 gets you:

An amazing Artmore room

Free Parking

Bottle of Bubbly

Breakfast for 2

There is a minimum night stay associated with it but just two nights.  You can’t go wrong!  Call us direct to book or for more info and to book online visit here.

A brand new club called Gatsby’s is putting on a “Masquerade Ball” for New Year’s Eve this year. They are encouraging everyone to dress and awarding the best costume $300.  Since prohobition is the theme of this new club, rip out your flapper dress for the new year!

Prefer something a little more low-key? How about heading to Marlow’s Tavern: “starters including Maine lobster and shrimp chowder or the winter tavern salad. The main plate is a grilled veal chop with Canadian milk-fed veal, harvest vegetable and lump crab hash, dried cranberry, beurre blanc, asparagus and cranberry veal demi. The meal is sweetened up with chocolate crème brûlée for dessert.

The meal is $37 per person and is available throughout the evening.”

Visit their website for more information: http://www.marlowstavern.com/.

This is an interesting concept from Halo Lounge: celebrate not by watching the ball drop, instead celebrate by watching money drop….   From what I understand they are dropping $2k from the ceiling and guests will grab as much as they can.  The Ochoa Family is probably hoping you’ll buy another round ;-).

Looking for something specific? Our friendly staff we be delighted to find you exactly what you are looking for!

 

Atlanta Ballet’s Nutcracker Special Holiday Package

Artmore Hotel featured in the Southern Living Magazine!

Southern in the City Fall Escape

From stylish restaurants to boutique hotels, this Atlanta, GA getaway will have you packing your bags.

Why we’re packing our bags: Atlanta’s burgeoning Midtown neighborhood has a whole new crop of hearty and stylish restaurants, shops, and museums. Spend a weekend in this Georgia Peach for all the panache of the Big Apple, sans tacky street vendors.

Perfect for: Epicureans and style-setters looking for a big-city getaway.

On the itinerary: Midtown, home to the High Museum of Art (high.org), is the heart of Atlanta’s art scene. New to the ‘hood, the Museum of Design Atlanta (museumofdesign.org) celebrates the design of items from handbags to skateboard graffiti. Stock up on fall tweed at Billy Reid’s (billyreid.com) new outpost in the Westside Provisions District (westsidepd.com), a collection of boutiques in a former meatpacking plant.

Save room for: Oysters on the half shell from The Optimist (theoptimistrestaurant.com), chef Ford Fry’s new seafood joint. The Lawrence (thelawrenceatlanta.com) serves suppers with Southern touches such as pork belly with sweet-tea jus. Try chocolate-chip cookie dough cheesecake from Café Intermezzo(caffeintermezzo.com), an Atlanta favorite opening November 1 in Midtown.

Rest your head: The Artmore Hotel is a boutique foil to Midtown’s towering chains, with comfy rooms nestled in a 1920s building. (Rates from $129, artmorehotel.com)

Bring it back: A dress shirt ($125-$175) from the eponymous shops of Midtown power couple Sid and Ann Mashburn (sidmashburn.com, annmashburn.com).

Don’t miss: The hush-hush happy hour at Empire State South. Follow them on Twitter (@ESSouth, empirestatesouth.com) for the daily secret word; whisper it to the bartender for a sweet deal.

OCT. 4-6: WOMAN, THOU ART LOOSED! COMES TO ATLANTA

Bishop T.D. Jakes 2012 Motivational Event
Designed Specifically for Women

WHAT: Bishop T.D. Jakes and The Potter’s House bring the ever so popular women-only conference, Woman, Thou Art Loosed! to Atlanta. Women of diverse cultures, backgrounds, and ages are invited to come together and learn how they can use their gifts, strengths, and abilities to overcome all obstacles and transform their lives in a positive and exciting way

WHO: Woman, Thou Art Loosed! is a three-day conference featuring inspiring, powerful,  and driven speakers, including Bishop T.D. Jakes, pastor and author Sheryl Brady, First Lady Serita Jakes, Dr. Cindy Trim, and Pastor Paula White

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 4 – Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

WHERE: Philips Arena in Atlanta (1 Philips Drive Atlanta, GA 30303)

COST: $25 (Overflow)

REGISTRATION:wtal.orgReserve your rooms today at the beautiful Artmore Hotel! We are located across the street from the art center MARTA station, which means, you can travel directly to Phillips Arena from our property! Don’t miss out on your final chance to get tickets for Woman Art Thou Loosed and a room at the Artmore Hotel! Limited overflow seating will be available at the Georgia World Congress Center in the Thomas Murphy Ballroom. All services from WTAL will be broadcasted live via satellite from Phillip’s Arena.  Reserve your rooms today! Also, check out our reviews on Trip Advisor and look out for our deals on living social!

 

About Woman, Thou Art Loosed!

Woman, Thou Art Loosed! began as a Sunday school curriculum in 1992 by Bishop Jakes and has since birthed a best-selling book, a widely-acclaimed stage play, a GRAMMY®-nominated CD and a national conference that has drawn more than a half million women from around the world. In October 2004, Woman, Thou Art Loosed! developed into a movie in collaboration with Reuben Cannon Productions, became a box office top-10 hit and won a 2005 NAACP Image Award.

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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.