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  • Legacy Ventures Team Members Take Home Seven Awards at the GHLA Stars of the Industry Celebration

    Legacy Ventures announces and congratulates its seven winners of the GHLA Stars of the Lodging Industry Awards Celebration! With 800 people in attendance, the competition was fierce, and the energy was high. Legacy Ventures’ Georgia hotel teams presented many very worthy nominees and left the luncheon with seven very deserving winners. Congratulations to the nominees & winners!
  • EATER Names SkyLounge One of Atlanta’s Top Rooftop Patios


    Glenn Hotel's rooftop venue, SkyLounge, continues to make the list with its horizon-level views of Centennial Olympic Park. SkyLounge was created as part of Legacy Ventures' adaptive reuse of the historic Glenn Building in 2006. Today, Glenn Hotel, Glenn's Kitchen, and SkyLounge are managed by Legacy Ventures.

  • Hilton Signs as Lead Sponsor for Castell Project’s Ladder Up Campaign


    "Officials of Castell Project, Inc., a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the careers of women professionals in the hospitality industry, this week launched its “Ladder Up” capital campaign. With a goal to raise $1 million, the organization also announced that Hilton has signed on as the lead sponsor with a $100,000 donation to launch the campaign.

    'While myriad international studies show that companies with gender-diverse leadership drive higher profits, female representation at the higher levels of the hospitality industry is lacking,” said Peggy Berg, president, Castell Project, Inc. “The Castell Project is taking active steps towards seeing women hold a minimum of one in three leadership positions, including ownership, at all levels of the hospitality industry. These funds will be used to help women climb the corporate ladder as we reach for this goal.'"

    Learn more about Castell Project & Ladder Up here.

    Legacy Ventures' VP of Operations - Hotels, Eve Moore, is proud to be a Founding Member of the Castell Project and to serve on its Board.

  • Giving Kitchen Receives James Beard Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year Award


    Giving Kitchen is this year’s recipient of the James Beard Foundation’s Humanitarian of the Year award, which is given to an individual/organization whose work “in the realm of food has improved the lives of others and benefited society at large.”

    Giving Kitchen is a non-profit organization that provides stability to the food service community in Georgia through financial assistance, by creating a hub of community resources, and by fostering a restaurant community where self-care is valued above all else. Since the organization was founded in 2012, it has provided “over $2.4 million in financial assistance through the Crisis Grants program and over 1,000 referrals to community resources through the Stability Network program.”

    Learn more about Giving Kitchen.

    Legacy Ventures’ COO of Restaurants, Brian Bullock, is proud to serve on the Giving Kitchen Restaurant Board.

  • Atlanta Business Chronicle: Atlanta Prepares to Feast on Super Bowl Business

    “This would be the biggest thing since the Olympics,” said David Marvin, founder and president of Legacy Ventures, which owns and manages several downtown hotels, restaurants and event space. “Atlanta is so ready ... It’s gonna prove to the world we’re a really sophisticated city that can handle this kind of event.”
  • Founder David Marvin Interviewed by Bisnow on Atlanta’s Super Bowl Bump

    "Legacy Ventures is seeing that Super Bowl activity, with all five of its Downtown Atlanta hotels under management — including the Embassy Suites at Centennial Olympic Park, the Hilton Garden Inn and the Hotel Indigo — booked solid for that weekend. Founder David Marvin said an event like the Super Bowl is likely to drive further corporate event business in Atlanta with companies taking advantage of renovated hotel rooms and refreshed convention spaces."
  • Travel Pulse Recognizes The American Hotel for Revolutionary Five Feet to Fitness Guest Rooms

    " The American Hotel Atlanta Downtown – A DoubleTree by Hilton, Georgia: Unlike any other hotel in downtown Atlanta, this property boasts revolutionary Five Feet to Fitness guest rooms. What does that mean exactly? The rooms are stocked with more than 11 pieces of fitness equipment and accessory options including Gym Rax, a Fitness Kiosk with more than 200 bespoke fitness videos, a Wattbike, TRX, and a meditation chair."
  • Food & Wine: Der Biergarten one of America’s 15 Best Beer Gardens


    Food & Wine includes Legacy Ventures' owned & operated Der Biergarten on its list of "America's 15 Best Beer Gardens".

  • Embassy Suites Centennial Olympic Park Chosen for Atlanta Arts & Entertainment District

    The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District has chosen Legacy Ventures' Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park as one of the first 13 signage locations in the new Atlanta Arts & Entertainment District. Quoting Central Atlanta Progress Vice President of Planning & Economic Development, Jennifer Ball, Atlanta Business Chronicle reports: "It’s about activation and how we can truly do things in the public spaces that have a funding stream and leverage light, energy and the potential for interactivity."
  • Eater Names STATS Brewpub One of Best Sports Bars to Watch College Football


    Eater Atlanta named STATS Brewpub one of the best sports bars to watch college football: "STATS in downtown Atlanta is the ultimate sports bar with likely more televisions than any other bar on this list. There’s even a ticker constantly spitting out the latest scores above the bar. In 2017, STATS upped the ante for other sports bar in town by transforming into a brewpub. The brewery is located in the lower-level events space. STATS dedicates six taps to in-house brews, in addition to its expansive beer list. There’s a rooftop bar here, too."

  • Atlanta Business Chronicle: “Legacy Ventures Pitches New Sandy Springs Hotel”


    Atlanta Business Chronicle featured Legacy Ventures' new Sandy Springs hotel development: "A veteran Atlanta hotel and restaurant developer is proposing a new hotel in Sandy Springs. Legacy Ventures is planning a 186-room Hyatt House at 5775 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, near Sandy Springs’ 'Pill Hill' and its cluster of hospitals. The hotel would include 2,500 square feet of meeting space, a pool and fitness center, and breakfast and dinner service."

  • Chef Christopher Blobaum Promoted to Vice President of Food & Beverage

    Legacy Ventures is proud to announce that Chef Christopher Blobaum is being recognized with a promotion to Vice President of Food & Beverage. Chef Blobaum has been with Legacy Ventures since May of 2013 and has responsibility for all menus at Legacy Ventures’ restaurants, catering services and hosted events. Chef Blobaum has introduced many successful menu innovations. He consistently represents the highest possible standards of professionalism and excellence, and his culinary leadership has helped advance Legacy Ventures’ Food & Beverage.
  • SkyLounge Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as One of the Best Rooftop Bars Around the World


    Legacy Ventures is proud to announce that U.S. News & World Report has recognized SkyLounge as one of the "50 Top Rooftop Bars Around the World". Located atop the historic Glenn Hotel, SkyLounge offers impressive, horizon-level views of Downtown Atlanta. Always a favorite locally, SkyLounge has also be recognized by Eater Atlanta as one of the 16 hottest rooftops for enjoying patio season.

    The Glenn Hotel, its restaurant, Glenn's Kitchen, and SkyLounge are operated by Legacy Ventures.

    110 Marietta Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

  • STATS Brewpub Takes Home Silver Medal for its Shooter McGavin Witbier


    Legacy Ventures is proud to announce that STATS Brewpub won a Silver Medal at the Big South Beer Competition and Festival for its Shooter McGavin Witbier! This is a big win for STATS Brewpub’s very first entry in a beer competition. Big South brought together 30 of the top local, regional and national breweries, including Sierra Nevada, Twains Brewpub, Wicked Weed, and Goose Island. The beers were blind critiqued by Beer Judge Certification Program certified judges. Area General Manager Troy Landrey and Brewer Austin Edwards represented STATS Brewpub at the competition, which benefits Children’s Charities.

    STATS Brewpub has been brewing craft beer since its 10th anniversary in 2017 and is owned and operated by Legacy Ventures.

    STATS Brewpub
    300 Marietta Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30313

  • Legacy Ventures Team Members Take Home 5 Awards at the 2018 GHLA Stars of the Lodging Industry Celebration

    Legacy Ventures announces and congratulates its five winners at the 2018 GHLA Stars of the Lodging Industry Awards Celebration! With 750 people in attendance, the competition was fierce, and the energy was high. Legacy Ventures' Georgia hotel teams presented many very worthy nominees and left the luncheon with five very deserving winners!
  • Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria’s Second Location in Dunwoody Featured by Good Day Atlanta


    Fox 5's Good Day Atlanta featured Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria's second location in Dunwoody. Dedicated to fresh and quality ingredients, this restaurant does not have a freezer! The unique coal ovens produce traditional New York style pizza, add flavor and result in a crispier crust. Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria's Dunwoody and Downtown Atlanta locations house the only two coal fired pizza ovens in Georgia. Click here to see Good Day Atlanta's video.

    Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria
    4400 Ashford Dunwoody Rd, Dunwoody, GA 30346

  • Ivy Mpofu Promoted to General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta – Northlake

    Legacy Ventures is proud to announce Ivy Mpofu’s promotion from Assistant General Manager of its Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta at Centennial Olympic Park to General Manager of its DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Atlanta – Northlake.
  • David Marvin Steps Up at the Hunter Hotel Conference President’s Panel

    “A late addition to the panel was David Marvin, founder and president of Legacy Ventures, who was pinch-hitting for Ross Bierkan, president and CEO of RLJ Lodging Trust, who couldn’t make the conference due to weather. Legacy, which has nine hotels in its portfolio, the bulk of which are in Atlanta, began investing in and developing hotels back when the Summer Olympics came to Atlanta, in 1996. Because Legacy is an owner/operator, Marvin came into the discussion with a vantage point distinct from his fellow panelists."
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria Open at Perimeter Mall


    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution notes the Legacy Ventures' has opened its second Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria in metro Atlanta with its Perimeter Mall location (4400 Ashford Dunwoody Road NE, Unit 2090, Dunwoody, GA). The new location offers 200 person seating, private dining and a full-service bar.

  • The Atlanta-Journal Constitution: “Revamp of Atlanta’s first Integrated hotel pays homage to its history”


    The Atlanta-Journal Constitution featured Legacy Ventures' renovation of The American Hotel Atlanta Downtown, a DoubleTree by Hilton, and journalist Ray Glier dove into its rich and storied history, explaining how the integrated hotel helped bring the Milwaukee Braves to Atlanta.