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Historic Marriott Stone Mountain Inn Receives $630,000
Room Renovation; 40 Years of Hospitality in
Stone Mountain Park, Georgia

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Stone Mountain, GA., May 10, 2005 – The 92-room, Stone Mountain Inn, a carefully preserved replica of a nineteenth century plantation is celebrating 40-years of timeless southern hospitality in the heart of Stone Mountain Park. With the dawn of the millennium, guests will experience the results of a charming $630,000 room renovation, boasting new marble bathrooms, richly appointed carpeting, wall treatments and bedding, as well as beautiful enhancements to the scenic outdoor walkways.  “This is an incredible opportunity for families to experience the old south including a historic antebellum plantation and history galore,” stated Warren Woodard, director of sales and marketing at the Stone Mountain Inn. “Only at the Stone Mountain Inn can you sit on the front porch, from the comforts of a rocking chair and view the world's largest high relief carving.” 
 
Managed by Marriott, the legendary Stone Mountain Inn, boasting magnificent views of Stone Mountain is nestled in the midst of endless outdoor attractions and has been captivating families, newlyweds, dignitaries and celebrities for four decades by providing impeccable accommodations and service within this mountain paradise. Such notables have included actress, Olivia de Haviland from Gone with the Wind, baseball legend, Hank Aaron, and country music star, Billy Ray Cyrus to name a few. 
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Marriott Stone Mountain Inn
1058 Robert E. Lee Drive
Stone Mountain, Georgia
The Stone Mountain Inn opened to the public on May 5, 1965, with 100 seasonal employees and room rates that started at just $16.50 per night. At that time, it was owned by the Berlo Division - operated Inn and managed by Gladieuxite Harry Grindle.  The carving on the side of Stone Mountain was just getting underway as a memorial for those who served in the Civil War. Throughout its evolution, this architectural gem has retained its’ original exterior structure together with the impressive grand spiral staircase, which still adorns the main lobby today and continues to draw sighs from those passing by. 

The writers of Southern Living Magazine recently named Stone Mountain Park as one of their favorite “see a sunset” spots in the South. The 3,200-acre park showcases an abundance of recreational and leisure activities such as the Mountaintop Skylift, giving passengers an 825-foot climb to the top of the mountain, offering a panoramic view of the Georgia Landscape and a stone carving larger than Mt. Rushmore; Crossroads, the 1870’s replica of a Southern town, where families can meet fascinating characters, crafters and the townspeople who still work the old trades and dress in styles of the past; and a range of kids’ favorites including Treehouse Challenge, The Great Barn, or a Huck Finn adventure on the “Scarlett O’Hara” authentic riverboat.  Four waterslides including the Mountain Screamer and the Southern Pipeline make for cool summer fun for the entire family. 

Stone Mountain Inn is an ideal setting for a quiet vacation, or an important executive meeting. Play on one of two championship golf courses or take a swing at the world-class 16-court tennis complex that served as the venue for the 1996 Summer Olympics.

MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 2,600 lodging properties in the United States and 64 other countries and territories. 

Contact:

Marriott Stone Mountain Inn
www.stonemountain-inn.com


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