WINDPOWER 2012 descends on Atlanta, revs up in manufacturing hub

June 4th, 2012

New AWEA board takes seats, readies for PTC push

ATLANTA, Ga., June 3, 2012 – Revving up like the factories across America that make wind turbine components, the WINDPOWER 2012 Conference & Exhibition—the world’s largest annual wind energy event—got under way today with a packed s

Wind Power

chedule of educational sessions, the opening of its giant exhibition this afternoon, and the induction of the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) new board leadership for 2012-2013.

Artmore Hotel’s 2nd Annual Courtyard Kick-Off Party!

March 8th, 2012

Artmore Hotel Announces New GM

March 7th, 2012


Artmore Hotel Announces New General Manager, Jeff McLaughlin

Atlanta, GA - The Artmore Hotel is pleased to announce Jeff McLaughlin as the new General Manager. Jeff comes to the Artmore from Lake Lanier Island Resorts and has over 30 years experience in the industry with Marriott, Renaissance and Kessler hotels.

A native of Kailua, Hawaii and a University of Denver graduate, McLaughlin began his career in hotels working as a front desk agent. After spending majority of his career traveling the country while working with Marriott, McLaughlin has been in Atlanta since 2000 at hotels such as the Renaissance PineIsle Resort and as General Manager of Renaissance Downtown Atlanta, now known as the Melia.

McLaughlin got his first taste of the boutique hotel sector from his experience with the Kessler Collection. “I’m thrilled to be a part of the Artmore team,” McLaughlin says. “I’m committed to building exciting partnerships throughout Atlanta while continuing to strengthen the relationships we’re already so proud to be a part of.”

The Artmore Hotel continues to thrive and grow in the Midtown Atlanta community since it’s renovation in 2009. A favorite of leisure and corporate travelers alike, the Artmore is consistently ranked among top Atlanta hotels on Offering an experience like no other hotel in Midtown, the Artmore has perfected the ‘Art’ of southern hospitality.


The Artmore, Midtown Atlanta’s premier independent boutique hotel experience, was built in 1924 as an upscale luxury apartment building. Keeping the integrity of the historic building, the Artmore boasts incredible suites, a gorgeous Courtyard, spacious meeting facilities and the ultimate place to unwind, the Studio Bar & Lounge. To learn more about the Artmore please visit or call 404.876.6100 to book a room today.


The Artmore is managed by Boutique Hospitality Management. Unlike other hotel management companies, BHM specializes in managing independent boutique hotels and has built a dynamic and promising hotel management company. BHM has the skills and diversity of experience needed for identifying, acquiring, renovating, marketing and most importantly, operating both independent boutique hotels. They advise on both development and operational matters, thus helping companies achieve both short- and long-term goals. For additional information regarding BHM Keith Space, President, at

The Artmore’s Event Picks for March 2012

March 1st, 2012

2012 deFINE ART Honoree Fred Wilson

February 17th, 2012

“Life’s Link and Other Projects: A Talk by Fred Wilson, 2012 deFINE Art Honoree,” SCAD Atlanta.

The world’s renowned conceptual artist Fred Wilson is coming to SCAD, Atlanta on February 22, 2012. DeFINE ART 2012 will honor Fred Wilson for his work and influence on contemporary art. Wilson will discuss his overall practice and approach to both his museum installations as well as individual artworks.

Wilson’s installations and large-scale singular works are subjected around social justice of African Americans. His approach is to examine, question, and deconstruct the traditional display of art and artifacts in museums. With the use of new wall labels, sounds, lighting, and non-traditional pairings of objects, he leads viewers to recognize that changes in context create changes in meaning.

He will also touch on the process of producing his original exhibition with works from the Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art at the SCAD Museum of Art.

This event is free and open to the public! The Artmore Hotel is pleased to offer special rates to all traveling guests attending this event. For more information and availability, contact reservations (404) 201.7555 today!


76th Annual Dogwood Festival!

February 7th, 2012

It’s hard to believe that this time last year it was about 20 degrees colder! Now it seems like winter has forgotten to show up. So for those of you who can’t wait for the arrival of spring, you’re in luck! As confirmed by Gen. Beauregard Lee, the season of love is just around the corner. You know what that means…

That’s right! The 76th annual Dogwood Festival held in Piedmont Park!


The festival celebrated its Diamond Anniversary last year, and on April 20-22 this Atlanta staple will yet again fill our city with joy and excitement.

If you’ve never had a chance to experience this incredible three-day event, rest assured that you will be fully entertained by the variety of activities and festivities. Ever since Walter Rich, founder of Rich’s department store, first made the blooming of the Dogwoods an internationally recognized event in 1936, the Dogwood Festival has remained an annual tradition for the city of Atlanta.

There is something for kids and adults of all ages at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Explore local food vendors, a kid’s village, canine competitions and the ever-popular artists market. See the local jewelry and have fun in the arts & crafts area. People come from miles away to enjoy the best of what spring brings to the biggest city in the south. For all of the foodies out there, don’t miss out on some of the most delicious local eats. The live entertainment might be the best part of all. The Dogwood Festival never fails to showcase the best artists in the southeast.

Don’t forget to top-off your amazing weekend with a stay at The Artmore Hotel in Midtown Atlanta. Our Studio Bar + Lounge is the perfect place for you to wine down after each day of excitement!

Be surrounded by the best cultural attractions the city of Atlanta has to offer. Best of all, The Artmore is right across the street from Arts Center MARTA station, making it effortless to travel to and from Piedmont Park.


CHEERSPORT 2012 Atlanta

January 24th, 2012


The world’s largest cheerleading competition is coming back to Atlanta and will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center on February 19 and 20, 2012. The GWWC will be filled with more than 1,000 cheerleading squads from all over the nation. The entire city of Atlanta knows when the competition comes to town not only from the Cheersport banners hanging on light posts and billboards everywhere but because hotels and restaurants are all packed with cheerleaders, their families, and their supporters.

Spend your weekend at The Artmore Hotel and be surrounded by the best cultural attractions the city of Atlanta has to offer. If you are interested in exploring modern art, visit the High Museum of Art located within walking distance of the Artmore. Or perhaps you’d enjoy some shopping and fine dining in Atlantic Station… No Worries! Free shuttle bus rides regularly travel to and from the Artmore Hotel’s immediate area.

Our Studio Bar + Lounge is the perfect place for Cheersport friends and family to wine down after a long day of excitement. Super convenient access to anywhere via MARTA, gives you the freedom to travel to and from the convention center with ease and explore the rest of what the city of Atlanta has to offer.

For more information and availability, contact reservations today!

The Big South National Volleyball Qualifier

January 12th, 2012

The Big South

Once again, the Georgia World Congress Center holds a tournament of great importance to Junior National Volleyball. On Friday March 30th through Sunday April 1st, halls A, B, and C at the GWCC will all be in use to host this event so you know that this is going to be massive. If you are looking for a unique hotel to stay at while you are in town, check out The Artmore located in the heart of Midtown’s cultural arts district!

The Studio Bar + Lounge is the perfect place wine down after your long day of excitement. And, there are plenty of restaurants and places to shop and explore in Atlantic Station right around the corner. The Arts Center MARTA Station is located right across the street, so traveling to and from the convention center is a breeze.

Contact reservations today or book your stay online!


The 2012 International Poultry Expo!

January 11th, 2012

We all know that birds of a feather flock together, and that couldn’t be more true of the 2012 International Poultry Expo. On Tuesday, January 24, over 20,000 of the world’s top producers and processors of poultry will attend the Georgia World Congress Center to exhibit and attend this incredible industry event.

What’s even more exciting about the 2012 International Poultry Expo is that it has been held in Atlanta for the past 63 years! A true pillar for Atlanta, this expo is largest in the world of its kind.

It’s an exciting time when this expo comes into town – we’re always looking for a reason to shake our tail feathers! The Artmore hotel is thrilled to welcome the attendees of the 2012 International Poultry Expo!

Want to learn more about the International Poultry Expo? Visit their website at for more information!

Upcoming Events in Atlanta

January 5th, 2012

Come stay, eat, drink or just enjoy any of the following events at the Artmore while you are in town.

Int’l Gift & Home Furnishings Atlanta Mart 11-Jan

Int’l Area Rugs & Oriental Rugs Atlanta Mart 12-Jan

Atlanta Boat Show GWCC 12-Jan

Hawks vs Charlotte Phillips Arena 12-Jan

A-Town Show Down GWCC 14-Jan

Monster Truck Jam GA DOME 14-Jan

Hawks vs Minnisota Phillips Arena 14-Jan

ANNIE Fox Theatre 14-Jan

Evanescence Tabernacle 14-Jan

Hawks vs Toronto Phillips Arena 16-Jan

Martin Luther King Jr Day 16-Jan

Hawks vs Portland Phillips Arena 18-Jan

Hawks vs Cleveland Phillips Arena 21-Jan

Int’l Poultry Expo GWCC 24-Jan

Widespread Panic Tabernacle 27-Jan

Jeff Dunham Phillips Arena 28-Jan

Memphis the Musical Fox Theatre 31-Jan

Atlanta Apparel Atlanta Mart 2-Feb

Hawks vs Memphis Phillips Arena 2-Feb

Hawks vs Philadelphia Phillips Arena 4-Feb

Superbowl in Indianapolis Indianapolis 5-Feb

MODEX 2012 GWCC 6-Feb

Hawks vs Phoenix Phillips Arena 6-Feb

ATL Jewish Film Festival Atlantic Station 8-Feb

Hawks vs Indiana Phillips Arena 8-Feb

Celtic Woman Fox Theatre 9-Feb

Winter Beer Carnival Atlantic Station 11-Feb

Yonder Mountain String Band Tabernacle 11-Feb

NACAC National College Fair GWCC 12-Feb

Hawks vs Miami Phillips Arena 12-Feb

Willie Nelson Tabernacle 12-Feb

Singles Event @ The Grape Atlantic Station 14-Feb

Valentine’s Day 14-Feb

Barnum & Bailey Circus Phillips Arena 15-Feb

Alvin Ailey Fox Theatre 16-Feb

CheerSports GWCC 18-Feb

O.A.R. Tabernacle 18-Feb

President’s Day 20-Feb

Ash Wednesday 22-Feb

Hawks vs Orlando Phillips Arena 23-Feb

Kelly Clarkson w/

Matt Nathanson Fox Theatre 23-Feb

Needtobreathe: The Reckoning Tabernacle 25-Feb

McCoy Tyner & his Trio Rialto Center 25-Feb

Hawks vs Golden State Phillips Arena 29-Feb