Traces, Fragments, Remains / Traces, Fragments, Restes

20th and 21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium
The Georgian Terrace, Atlanta, GA
28-30 March, 2013

The Georgian Terrace is unfortunately not extending the preferential rate anymore. Please contact them directly for any reservations.

Next to the Georgian Terrace is the Indigo Hotel. Please click here for more info.


  • Photos
  • Historic significance
  • In the heart of Midtown

The Georgian Terrace Hotel is part of the National Register of Historical Places.

Built by Atlanta native, Joseph Gatins and designed by New York Architect, W.L. Stoddart, the Terrace opened October 2, 1911. Famous visitors have chosen the Georgian Terrace Hotel as their temporary home on Peachtree Street. The Terrace served as headquarters for the Metropolitan Opera when it visited Atlanta each Spring in the early 1900's. The great opera singer, Enrico Caruso stayed here in 1913 and sent a gracious thank you from London complimenting the excellent food and accommodations. Clark Gable, Vivian Leigh and most of the "Gone With The Wind"cast stayed here when the film premiered in Atlanta in December 1939.

The Terrace served as host to Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge. Arthur Murray once operated one of his early dancing schools here while he was attending Georgi Tech.

Over the years, "The Grand Old Lady of Peachtree became known as one of the great hotels of the Southeast because of its elaborate Ballroom, the Terrace Outdoor Cafe, Marble lobby, and elegant furnishings.

The Georgian Terrace is ideally located on Peachtree Street, across from the Fox Theatre--Atlanta's main performing arts venue. Peachtree is bustling with restaurants and caf├ęs, all of which tend to boast street terraces allowing customers to enjoy Georgia's warm evenings. Bars and clubs also come alive in the evenings.

Visitors attractions include the High Museum of Art, Georgia Aquarium (the largest and most breathtaking aquarium in the US, it is a must), CNN, the World of Coca-Cola. For a nice walk, The Centennial Olympic Park is close by, as well as the Piedmont Park. In the last days of March, average highs are about 70F (21C).


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