Industry Update
Press Release15 October 2004

The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Atlanta Commemorate their 20th Anniversary With a Tribute to Atlanta

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ATLANTA | The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta (Downtown) and The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead commemorate 20 years of service to Atlanta with a tribute to the citizens of Atlanta, its guests from around the world, and the thousands of Ladies and Gentlemen who have supported and lived The Ritz-Carlton tradition over the years.


Downtown Atlanta stopped for a moment outside The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta to celebrate 20 Years of Sweet Memories, as The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Atlanta commemorate 20 years of service to the City. Pictured left to right: Spurge Richardson, President, ACVB, John Grant, Executive Director 100 Black Men, Mayor Shirley Franklin, Mark Ferland, GM, The Ritz-Carlton, Thomas Valdez a 20 year Ritz-Carlton employee, and A.J. Robinson, President, Central Atlanta Progress.

"We are grateful to our many guests who have let us share in the special moments of their lives, and are proud of our service to the city and its visitors for the past two decades," said, Otto Svensson, vice president, area general manager, The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead. "Our anniversary celebration provides the opportunity to reflect on the ways we have been a part of the lives of Atlantans, our guests, and our Ladies and Gentlemen. We hope everyone will find a way to participate and enjoy in the celebration."

The tribute continues with a series of hallmark events and special opportunities that salute the fabric of Atlanta's business, cultural and social life, while paying special tribute to the leaders and visionaries of Atlanta. A sampling of the events includes:

Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta Executive Chef Eric Damidot (on the right), is joined by his two pastry assistants as they put the final touches on a 20 pound chocolate bow and ribbon that decorated the front of the The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta as the hotel celebrated 20 Years of Sweet Memories on its 20th anniversary of service to Atlanta.

A luxurious oasis in the heart of the city, The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta is downtown's premier business address, surrounded by the state's centers of law, finance and government, and minutes from sports events at the Georgia Dome, Philips Arena and Turner Field. The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta is the only downtown hotel to receive the AAA Five-Diamond Award.

A familiar landmark on Atlanta's social scene, The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead is perfectly located in fashionable uptown Atlanta, the city's most prestigious residential neighborhood, adjacent to the region's most celebrated shopping malls. The hotel is home of The Dining Room, the Southeast's most highly recognized restaurant for fine dining and recipient of the Mobil Travel Guide Five-Star Award.

For information and reservations, please call (800) 241-3333, The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta (Downtown) directly at (404) 659-0400, The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead at (404) 237-2700, a travel professional or visit the Web site at .

Sandra Ryder
The Ritz-Carlton Hotels of Georgia
Phone: 404-240-7029
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