WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Oct. 05, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Thursday, September 24, Sotherly Hotels Inc. (NASDAQ:SOHO) (the “Company”), officially launched their new hotel collection with a celebration at The Georgian Terrace Hotel, now known as The Georgian Terrace by Sotherly Hotels. The Georgian Terrace is the first signature property of Sotherly Hotels’ premiere collection of 12 hotels throughout the United States. The Company plans to make several updates to The Georgian Terrace, all centered on offering guests the best the city has to offer and infusing their visit with warm Southern hospitality.
In addition to a new name, The Georgian Terrace will receive a number of upgrades including fully renovated guest rooms featuring hardwood flooring, marble tile, and all new fixtures and furniture. Complimentary in-room amenities such as bottled water and sweets, known as “lagniappe,” will be sourced exclusively from Southern companies. The bathroom amenities will also receive an upgrade, keeping in line with Sotherly Hotels’ commitment to sustainability. The introduction of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash dispensers in every guest room will save more than 200,000 bottles from going into landfills each year.
Other parts of the Georgian Terrace guest experience will receive a makeover as well. Each signature Sotherly Hotels property, beginning with the Georgian Terrace, will hire a “Sothern Host,” a combination of concierge and brand ambassador who is an expert on his or her given city. At The Georgian Terrace, Sothern Host Eric Woodward will update guests on the very best places to eat, drink, and explore in Atlanta.
The hotel’s main food and beverage outlet Livingston Restaurant + Bar will update its menu to include winning items from the first-annual Sotherly Chef Showdown that was held in February 2015. The overall winner, Southern Fried Stuffed Chicken filled with macaroni and cheese and served with Dr. Pepper bacon jam and vinegar kale slaw, created by Chef Sylvia Richmond of Sotherly’s Houston property, will make an appearance at Livingston soon.
Award-winning basement bar Edgar’s Proof & Provision (formerly Proof & Provision) was renamed to honor Edgar Sims Jr., the father of Sotherly CEO Drew Sims, who in 1957 founded Maryland Hospitality, Inc., the company which would become Sotherly Hotels, Inc. Edgar, remembered as a bourbon lover, will be honored both in the name of the bar and with Edgar’s Truth, Sotherly Hotels’ own bourbon which will be served at Edgar’s Proof & Provision. Café Mims, The Georgian Terrace’s lobby café, has been replaced by Buffalo Bayou Coffee, a specialty coffee shop that will feature Dancing Goats Coffee, roasted locally by Batdorf + Bronson.
Sotherly Hotels Inc. is led by Drew Sims, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. Sims has served in this capacity since leading the company’s initial public offering in 2004 as MHI Hospitality Corporation. Mr. Sims’ association with Sotherly Hotels and MHI Hotels Services continues a family tradition in the hotel industry which began with his father, Edgar Sims Jr., who founded MHI Hotels Services as Maryland Hospitality, Inc. in 1957.
For more information on Sotherly Hotels Inc. please visit www.sotherlyhotels.com. For more information on The Georgian Terrace Hotel please visit www.thegeorgianterrace.com. The Georgian Terrace Hotel is located at 659 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, Ga. 30308.
SOTHERLY HOTELS, INC – WILLIAMSBURG, VA.
Sotherly Hotels Inc. is a self-managed and self-administered lodging REIT focused on the acquisition, renovation, upbranding and repositioning of upscale and upper upscale full-service hotels in the Southern United States. Currently, the Company’s portfolio consists of investments in twelve hotel properties and comprises 3,010 rooms. Most of the Company’s properties operate under the Hilton Worldwide, InterContinental Hotels Group and Starwood Hotels and Resorts brands. Sotherly Hotels Inc. was organized in 2004 and is headquartered in Williamsburg, Virginia. For more information, please visit www.sotherlyhotels.com.
THE GEORGIAN TERRACE HOTEL – ATLANTA, GA
A Midtown icon, The Georgian Terrace Hotel is located in the heart of Atlanta’s business and cultural district, across from the Fox Theatre. The hotel delivers a brand of service rarely found, even in the South. We’re set to please with everything from big modern suites to versatile event and meeting spaces. Our business facilities are state of the art. We offer a world-class conference center, an impressive boardroom, classic ballrooms and secure onsite parking. Just off our lobby, Livingston Restaurant + Bar and our newest eatery, Proof and Provision, located downstairs serves award-winning American cuisine and signature drinks. The Georgian Terrace Hotel is located at 659 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Ga, 30308. For reservations and more information, visit thegeorgianterrace.com.
LIVINGSTON RESTAURANT + BAR – ATLANTA, GA
Within the walls of Atlanta’s historic Georgian Terrace Hotel lies the stunningly modern yet intimately glamorous Livingston Restaurant + Bar, known for its inventive contemporary American cuisine as well as its pioneering, barrel-aged, classic cocktail program. Executive chef Michael Semancik’s internationally influenced plates strike the palate with unique twists and unparalleled flavors that stimulate the senses and compliment the atmosphere. Livingston Restaurant + Bar is located at 659 Peachtree St. NE, across from The Fox Theatre. Dinner is served Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. as well as Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. Breakfast is served daily from 6:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. with Saturday and Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Parking is available, with three hours of complimentary valet to restaurant guests. For reservations, please call (404) 897-1991 or visit livingstonatlanta.com. For the latest news on all things Livingston, follow us on Twitter and on like us on Facebook!
EDGAR’S PROOF AND PROVISION – ATLANTA, GA
Atlanta’s favorite community drinkery, Edgar’s Proof and Provision, features a menu with flavors that are bold but identifiable paired with masterfully crafted drinks from bar manager Nate Shuman. These pairings along with the subterranean, industrial atmosphere accentuated by exposed brick, metals and a sleek aesthetic provide fun, yet intimate, experience. All offerings are designed to create a balance that focuses on what is current in mixology and cuisine. Edgar’s Proof and Provision is located in the historic Georgian Terrace Hotel, at 659 Peachtree St. NE, across from The Fox Theatre. Parking is available, with three hours of complimentary valet to restaurant guests. For more information, visit proofandprovision.com. Show your love and get social on Twitter and Facebook.
Contact at the Company: Scott Kucinski Vice President – Operations and Investor Relations Sotherly Hotels Inc. 410 West Francis Street Williamsburg, Virginia 23185 (757) 229-5648
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