Although Jennifer Aniston sightings were rampant in the Atlanta press when the famous actress was filming “Wanderlast” last fall, it was actually a couple sightings reported over and over again. Most inadvertent public appearances were avoided thanks to the private Bentley owned by the St. Regis where she stayed.
This limo, one of many indulgences in this stellar property in exclusive Buckhead, is used to secretively whisk its clients from the hotel to the various restaurants and shops that they frequent. Atlanta’s new St. Regis also offers such jaw-droppers as a $40,000 bottle of Dom Perignon’s White Gold Jeroboam, 24-hour butler service and enough white-gloved, “yes, maaming” that you’ll feel like Scarlet O’Hara before the war.
The hotel’s Empire Suite, 2800 square feet of posh, has a fireplace, a piano, original art and its own private Techno gym. You didn’t think Jen looks like that without an effort, did you? The three-bedroom suite that rings in at $6000 a night stays pretty busy. Dennis Quaid, Josh Duhamel and Cindy Crawford are a few other well-knowns who have enjoyed the suite’s handcrafted chandeliers, macasser ebony furnishings and deep soaking white marble tub.
Perhaps most beloved by Atlantans is the hotel’s glamorous, white, tent-topped skating rink. Located on the seventh floor terrace, next to the pool, the billiard table, the fireplace and the waterfall, the Astor Holiday Rink, as it’s called, is open to the public.
Of course, so is the famous bar with the top-shelf cocktails, but with Owen Wilson hogging one of the tables (at least when he was in town filming the upcoming “Hall Pass’) and cocktails going for $10-plus, the Atlanta St. Regis is usually reserved for cushy once-a-year occasions.
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