In 1905, Asa Candler—the founder of Coca-Cola—hired two architects to design and construct a landmark building on Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta. The work of those architects, George Stewart and George E. Murphy, will reopen in summer of 2019 as The Candler Hotel, and its restoration represents a homecoming to Beaux Arts refinement in the very heart of the city. An outward-facing restaurant—named By George in honor of the duo that crafted its space—will be the hotel’s destination dining room.
By George will be open throughout the day, and it will offer a pure, classic cuisine—largely influenced by Contemporary American cooking. To match Acheson’s food will be an extensive wine program helmed by accomplished sommelier Steven Grubbs and keen cocktails from the talented hands of Kellie Thorn.
Like the hotel’s high marble columns, tinkling chandeliers, and original period elevators, By George will serve as an iconic reminder of a metropolitan polish that exists outside of trends, one that is making its return to Atlanta’s oldest center.