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Senih Geray Appointed as General Manager for
the 151-room St. Regis Atlanta in Georgia

ATLANTA (August 14, 2012) – The St. Regis Atlanta, an unparalleled in-town resort located in the elegant enclave of Buckhead, today announced the appointment of Mr. Senih Geray to the position of General Manager, effective August 13, 2012.  Opened on April 14, 2009, the AAA Five-Diamond Resort was recently recognized as one of the “Top 100 Hotels in the World” by Travel + Leisure magazine and has received the “St. Regis Hotel of the Year” award for two consecutive years. Dedicated to providing guests and the local community with unique and elevated experiences, The St. Regis Atlanta sets a new standard of excellence for exceptional accommodations, service and amenities.

General Manager Senih Geray is a seasoned hotelier who most recently served as General Manager of The St. Regis Aspen Resort & Residences, where he successfully led that hotel for the past five and a half years.  Mr. Geray has excellent experience with both the St. Regis Brand and luxury resorts.  Previously Mr. Geray served as General Manager for the Sheraton Voyager Antalya Hotel, Resort & Spa in Turkey from 2002 to 2006, and worked at The St. Regis New York from 1994 to 2002 in various capacities ending as the Director of Finance.  He started his career in the hospitality industry at the Sheraton Grande Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California in 1989.

“It is a great privilege to be entrusted with the management of The St. Regis Atlanta,” said Mr. Geray.  “I look forward to continuing the culture of excellence and flawless service that The St. Regis Atlanta is known for.”

The 26-story St. Regis Atlanta includes 53 private residences rising above the 151-room luxuriously appointed hotel, which was designed by renowned firm Hirsch Bedner Associates. Featuring inviting décor reminiscent of a traditional Southern estate, The St. Regis Atlanta delivers an unmatched guest experience courtesy of its legendary butler service, anticipatory guest care, and impeccable staff training.  From the spectacular 40,000-square-foot Pool Piazza, signature Remède Spa, and newly opened Astor Court to beloved traditions such as the Astor Holiday Ice Rink, daily afternoon tea, and nightly champagne sabering, The St. Regis Atlanta differentiates itself regionally, nationally and internationally as one of the world’s best hotels.

Each guest room is meticulously appointed with Macassar Ebony furniture, leather-wrapped writing desks, domed crystal chandeliers and luxurious cotton linens.  The unique and spacious five-fixture marble bathrooms offer oversized bathtubs, separate showers and dual vanities.  In addition, each room includes a 37-inch LCD television, a state-of-the-art sound system, MP3 docking station and an innovative 17-inch LCD television recessed behind the bathroom mirror, enabling images to be projected onto a screenless surface.

Dining at The St. Regis Atlanta indulges the senses, whether enjoying the time-honored tradition of afternoon tea at Astor Court, savoring classic cocktails in The St. Regis Bar and The Wine Room, or sampling world-class cuisine at the hotel’s signature American bistro, Paces 88.  Committed to using only the finest seasonal, local and artisanal ingredients, Paces 88 serves weekend brunch, lunch and dinner as well as 24-hour private in-room dining. With an inviting atmosphere and welcoming Southern camaraderie, Paces 88 is a favorite of locals and visitors alike.  Wine Director and Sommelier Harry Constantinescu personally selects the more than 500 wines that make up The St. Regis Atlanta’s wine list, which includes 60 selections by the glass and received the Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator in 2011 and 2010.

Located in the exclusive Buckhead community, The St. Regis Atlanta is ideally situated in close proximity to Atlanta’s finest specialty shopping, restaurants, and art galleries. Famed attractions include the Georgia Aquarium—the largest of its kind in the world, High Museum of Art, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta Botanical Garden, and Fernbank Science Center—one of the nation’s largest planetariums.  Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza, which feature legendary retailers including anchors Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and Nordstrom, are both located within minutes of The St. Regis Atlanta.

The St. Regis Atlanta is located at 88 West Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead.  For more information, please call 404.563.7900 or visit www.stregisatlanta.com.

About The St. Regis Atlanta

Combining timeless sophistication with an unrivaled dimension of luxury, The St. Regis Atlanta Hotel & Residences debuted April 14, 2009.  The 26-floor development features 151 luxuriously appointed guest rooms and suites, 53 St. Regis Residences, more than 16,000 square feet of contemporary meeting and event space, two exclusive bars, world-class culinary options, a state-of-the-art fitness facility that overlooks an exquisite 40,000-square-foot Pool Piazza and poolside Bar, a 7,800-square-foot Remède Spa and Paces 88, the signature restaurant and recipient of the 2010 Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator.  Each guest room and suite is attended by the signature St. Regis Butler Service, an ever present yet unobtrusive service dedicated to meeting the needs of discerning global travelers.  The St. Regis Atlanta Hotel & Residences is located at 88 West Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead.  For more information, please call 404.563.7900 or visit www.stregisatlanta.com

About St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
Combining classic sophistication and modern luxury, the St. Regis brand remains faithful to its commitment to excellence.  Founded by John Jacob Astor IV with the opening of the first St. Regis Hotel in New York City over a century ago, The St. Regis brand of hotels is known for its unique luxury dimension, customized service and refined elegance in the best destinations worldwide.  Plans for the brand to expand its legacy globally include long-awaited St. Regis properties in Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico, Bal Harbour, Deer Crest, Hawaii and the island of Bermuda.  In Latin America, St. Regis will unveil new hotels and resorts in Buenos Aires and Kanai Riviera.  In Asia, St. Regis has announced plans to open properties in Bangkok, Chengdu, Kuala Lumpur, Lhasa, Nanjing, Osaka, Sanya Yalong Bay and Tianjin.  In Africa and the Middle East, the St. Regis brand will continue to expand in Abu Dhabi, Cairo, Doha and Mauritius.  The distinctive traits of the St. Regis experience are customized service and attention, coveted locations and luxurious design.  For more information on The St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, please visit www.stregis.com.

Contact:

Courtney Finley, Erin Cain, Nicole Kraft or Erica Nevins
Glodow Nead Communications
415.394.6500
courtney@glodownead.com


 
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