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What Does it Mean to be a Boutique Hotel?

The word “boutique” is often thrown around when describing hotels and shops, but few people actually realize what the word means. On top of that, many hotels try to capitalize on the trend of being boutique, without offering truly boutique services. The Ellis Hotel is a historic hotel in downtown Atlanta. It is a fully independent hotel, that prides itself in its personalized and luxurious rooms and amenities. Most Boutique Hotels Are Independent While not every boutique hotel is independent, Read more [...]

9 Sensational Spots to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Atlanta

9 Sensational Spots to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Atlanta As the weather cools off, the sweet tooth seems to call out for something special and these eight sweet spots will surely have something for everyone to savor. From donuts to homemade ice cream to delicately crafted delicious sweet Asian rolls to traditional desserts, follow your sweet tooth to downtown Atlanta for some sophisticated sweetness. In or near downtown, Atlanta boasts some of the most scrumptious, mouth-watering delights. 9. Read more [...]

Dear Millennials, Welcome to the Empire City of the South!

There’s a good reason why people who know Atlanta call it the Empire City of the South. Now, the capital of Georgia is ready to prove that claim once and for all. While the city was once known for little more than being a buzzing transportation hub, a new change is sweeping across Atlanta like no other. Thanks to new attractions, accessible public transportation, incredible food halls and shopping districts; tourists and travel experts are starting to pay close attention. So what has so many Read more [...]

Spend Your Autumn in Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta is a remarkable place all year round but fall time brings a particular magic to the area. The Ellis Hotel, a boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, is the perfect, centrally located place to call home while exploring Atlanta and the surrounding area. Here are a few of some fun, autumn activities in and around Atlanta. Autumn Festivals There are tons of fall festivals for the entire family during September and October in Georgia. The Fall Georgia State Fair always Read more [...]

Hollywood in Atlanta? 18 Movies & TV Shows You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in the City

The lights, the action, the glitz and the glamour.  While Hollywood is the first place that comes to mind for movies, sitcoms and TV shows – Atlanta is quickly becoming a worthy alternative. Atlanta is becoming one of the fastest growing tourist locations in the nation, and heading out to see where your favorite films and TV shows are filmed is a fun way to get to know the city. Atlanta Movie Tours One of the best, most convenient ways to get up close and personnel with the film industry Read more [...]

Rekindle Your Romance in Downtown Atlanta

It’s never too late to rekindle your romance – and you couldn’t choose a better place to do that than in Atlanta, Georgia. This beautiful city has so much to offer people who are in love. From canoeing on the Chattahoochee River, to snuggling closely at a drive-in movie, to sharing a meal for two by candlelight, the romantic possibilities are always abundant in Georgia’s capital city. Whether you’ve been a couple for a few years or a few decades, you won’t grow bored in Atlanta. Dinner Read more [...]

Vacation on a Budget: Atlanta Attractions All Under $10!

“What is there to do here?” It’s the question that rings loudly in almost every downtown Atlanta hotel. Thankfully, many of the hoteliers are very familiar with all the things to do in this stunning city. Some even find it more difficult to narrow down what visitors actually want to do (some tourists are interested in seeing the city sights, while others are simply looking for the nearest venue to celebrate the Braves or the Falcons or other sports teams). For those intrepid adventurers Read more [...]

It’s Not Too Late to Book Your Summer Vacation in Atlanta!

In late summer, Atlanta offers a ton of fun events for every member of the family. The city offers up delicious cuisine, historical landmarks, lively events, and perfect weather. It’s not too late to enjoy an affordable romantic getaway or family vacation in Atlanta. Why Late Summer is the Best Time Since many schools are starting classes earlier in August, late July and August are ideal times to book your summer vacation in Atlanta. Fewer people visiting the city means shorter lines at some Read more [...]

Experience Downtown Atlanta on Two-Wheels with Relay Bike Share!

Downtown Atlanta just got a whole lot more fun. Yes, Six Flags over Georgia is here. Yes, the World of Coca-Cola is minutes within reach. It’s true, we do have the Centennial Olympic Park that was home to the 1996 Olympics and we do have The Georgia Aquarium  that has over 120,000 marine animal and is ranked as the top aquarium in the U.S. But it gets better, July 9th was the launch of Relay, a bike sharing program in Downtown Atlanta that allows you to get from one place to another effortlessly, Read more [...]

The First Time Visitor’s Guide to Atlanta – White Paper

Ellis Hotel - White Paper - First Time Atlanta Originally built as the merging point between the Western & Atlantic Railroads, the city quickly established itself as a transportation hub and a national center of commerce. Well over 150 years later and Atlanta has remained the beating heart of the South. Aside from being the largest, most vibrant city in Georgia, Atlanta is also home to hundreds of world-renowned chefs, entrepreneurs, entertainers and media moguls. Still, the city manages Read more [...]