Published Date:  Monday, March 20, 2017

Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta Showcases Local Artwork in Hotel's ArtBar Restaurant and Gastro Pub

DULUTH, GA – March XX, 2017 Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta, the largest full-service hotel in the Gwinnett area, is proud to showcase local artwork in its in-house restaurant and bar—ArtBar.

The gastro pub is infused with local fare and libations, providing a contemporary Southern restaurant for guests and locals alike to enjoy.

The artwork displayed in ArtBar can be found at the area's mecca for art education, exhibitions and programs—Kudzu Art Zone Gallery and Art Center. Kudzu Art Zone became a corporation in June of 2006 and has been sharing a vision of thriving artistry in the community ever since. Visit Kudzu's website to view a list of its studio artists who's work catches the eye of ArtBar guests nightly.

ArtBar's creativity can be found throughout the venue—from the eclectic walls to the precisely carved lemon wedge in the newest martini. Pairing perfectly with the hotel’s signature dishes and cocktails is the intriguing display of local installations throughout the restaurant.

“Supporting local artists and businesses is important to us and we are happy to partner with Kudzu Art Zone,” said David Kohlasch, general manager at Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta. “In keeping with our goal of providing the best customer service possible, we want to give our guests something new and inviting while paying homage to our locals that continue to support us."

Executive Chef Rocco and his culinary team have designed an innovative menu of hearty Southern favorites, small plates and appetizers that pair with the extensive beer list of draughts, bottles and local brews to wine, spirits and craft cocktails. Guests can also indulge in 'Wine Down Wednesdays' for live music and specials.

Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta is located near major entertainment venues, including the Infinite Energy Arena (formerly the Gwinnett Arena), the Infinite Energy Theater (formerly the Performing Arts Centre) and the AAA Gwinnett Braves Coolray Field. Other attractions such as Lake Lanier, World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta and the CNN Center are located nearby. Local shopping options include Gwinnett Place Mall, Sugarloaf Mills Mall and the Mall of Georgia.

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About Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta

Located in Duluth, GA, in the Greater Atlanta community, Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta is in the heart of Gwinnett County. The 17-story hotel is the largest in the county and holds the title of “#1 Hotel in Duluth” on TripAdvisor. Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta features 426 guest rooms, including 15 suites and the Preferred Level for business guests. The hotel’s 18 function rooms offer more than 16,000 square feet of meeting and event space; the 8,000-square-foot Georgia Ballroom is the largest in the area and accommodates up to 1,000 guests. In addition, the hotel features ArtBar, a gastro pub with signature dishes and drinks in a local art-inspired atmosphere; Grapevine Restaurant, which is open for breakfast and lunch; and a private dining room for small groups and intimate special events, plus an indoor/outdoor swimming pool, health club, sundeck and free parking.


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