Category Archives: Why Choose Ellis

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 [...]

Boutique Hotels: Better than Ever Before?

Boutique hotels in Atlanta are experiencing an increase in popularity among travelers, just as those in other cities. Boutiques are defined broadly as a hotel that has a unique style that is focused on its design. These lodgings, which may be operated independently or as part of an affiliation, tend to offer anywhere from 40 to 300 rooms to guests. These hotels place a large emphasis on their intimacy and are favored by tourists as an inviting way to enjoy a vacation or weekend retreat over larger, Read more [...]

The Ellis Discovers New Trends on the Way Americans are Selecting their Hotels

Over the past few years, many of America’s cities have seen a sort of urban renaissance. Much more so than in recent years, it seems that more people are electing to live, travel and do business in metropolitan city centers rather than a suburb. In a recent survey, the Ellis Hotel has discovered that a little under half of all Americans actually preferred to seek out hotels in a metropolitan area for their travels. While vacations were once considered a time to get away from the hustle Read more [...]

What sets Boutique Hotels Apart from the Rest

While nearly every small hotel seems to toss around the term “boutique” when it refers to their services, not many guests actually know what the term means. Unlike their luxury and franchise counterparts, boutique hotels are clearly defined, with elements and amenities that set them apart from the rest. Intimate Size The primary feature of any boutique hotel is its smaller size. Many travel professionals agree that to qualify as a boutique hotel, the hotel should be no bigger than 125 rooms. Read more [...]

Boutique versus Luxury Hotels

Just like boutique shops vs. big-box retailers, boutique hotels are smaller and more intimate than large chain hotels. While everything is downsized in a boutique hotel, that doesn't mean the amenities, facilities and services are necessarily downsized. You can still enjoy a luxurious, personalized, full-service stay at boutique hotels in Atlanta -- without sacrificing anything. What are Boutique Hotels? Boutique hotels are typically classified as those with no more than 125 rooms total, Read more [...]

Difference Between Boutique Hotels & Franchise Hotels

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between independent boutique hotels and branded franchise hotels? There are some pretty big differences in terms of amenities, location, facilities and services. At the Ellis Hotel, we’re very proud of our independent boutique status, and we’d like to point out what puts boutique hotels a cut above the rest. Personalized and Local Experience Boutique hotels are seeing a renaissance as travelers look for more local, authentic travel experiences. Read more [...]

Dining at the Terrace Bistro in Downtown Atlanta

Market fresh meals, sustainable food, farm to table...if these sound good to you, you'll want to visit the Terrace Bistro, a standout choice in the downtown Atlanta dining scene. You'll find this innovative eatery within the Ellis Hotel, a historic landmark on Peachtree Street. Hit the Terrace Bistro when you want something a little bit different -- something that's locally sourced, fresh and out of the ordinary. First-Class Dining for Ellis Hotel Guests Offering up American Southern fare with Read more [...]

Booking a Hotel for Graduation Weekend in Atlanta

Watching your child graduate college is one of the proudest moments that you can experience as a parent. It can also be one of the most fun.  But something it should never be is stressful.  Unfortunately a lot of parents find themselves stressed out as they approach commencement weekend because they realize they were unprepared.  Nowhere is this more evident than in travel plans.  Thankfully, much of this can be alleviated by properly booking a hotel for graduation weekend.  If you can get a Read more [...]

Hotel Packages for Better Quality Travel

With the Superbowl and Valentine's Day both fast approaching, you might be in the market for romantic hotel packages or a trip for all your buddies to see the big game. Whatever your preferences, hotel packages can offer convenience and savings over booking separately. Here are some hints about how to remain efficient while traveling without breaking the bank. Book Hotel Rooms Early Hotels, just like airways, tend to have better deals the earlier that you make a reservation for your weekend Read more [...]

Allergy-Friendly Hotel Rooms on the New Fresh Air Floor

The Ellis Hotel is proud to announce our new allergy-friendly hotel rooms with the opening of our private access Fresh Air Floor. Allergy-sensitive guests now have a new option designed just for them when visiting Atlanta. Each room on the Fresh Air Floor has been treated by Beyond™ by Aerus, a provider of healthy indoor living solutions. Allergy-Friendly Hotel Rooms in Atlanta Traveling across the country (or world) can be physically shocking for your body. Apart from jet lag, differences Read more [...]