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January 24, 2008

The Mansion On Peachtree, A Rosewood Hotel Annouces The Debut Of Craft Restaurant In Spring Of 2008

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

DALLAS, TX – Rosewood Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce that owner and Chef Tom Colicchio of Craft restaurant, has selected The Mansion on Peachtree, A Rosewood Hotel in Atlanta as the site for his latest groundbreaking restaurant. The unique style and substance of Craft, characterized by each dish’s bold flavor and presentation, complement the sleek design of Rosewood’s new addition to the Atlanta skyline.

Craft Atlanta at The Mansion on Peachtree will introduce the city of Atlanta to contemporary American cuisine defined by simple, seasonal dishes driven by the freshest and finest ingredients. The original Craft restaurant was founded by Colicchio in March 2001 in New York City, and received the 2002 James Beard Award for ‘Best New Restaurant’ in America. Since then, the Craft brand has expanded to include Craftbar, Craftsteak, CraftDallas, Craft Los Angeles and Wichcraft. The addition of Craft Atlanta expands the collection of Colicchio’s award-winning restaurants, introducing an elevated level of luxury and attention to detail through their partnership with Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.

Located in Atlanta’s chic neighborhood of Buckhead, the 42-story property will impart an understated elegance and refinement that reflects the ambiance of the world’s finest private residences. Opening date for the project will be early 2008.

“The synergy between Craft and The Mansion on Peachtree will elevate bring a new level of luxury to Atlanta,” said Luigi Romaniello, Managing Director of The Mansion on Peachtree, A Rosewood Hotel. “We are excited to be working with Tom Colicchio, whose culinary expertise joins perfectly with Rosewood’s dedication to excellence.”

Among the numerous accolades bestowed upon Chef Colicchio is the 2000 James Beard’s Best Chef NY Award. His first cookbook, Think Like a Chef, garnered the James Beard KitchenAid Cookbook Award, and the Food Network named him Chef of the Year in October 2002. Presently Tom is taping his third season as head judge of Bravo network’s “Top Chef,” where he also serves as mentor to the competing chefs on the popular series.

The Mansion on Peachtree, A Rosewood Hotel brings to Atlanta modern, world-class amenities on an intimate scale unmatched anywhere in the city. The property, designed by the master of Neo-Classical architecture, Robert A.M. Stern, creates a dramatic focal point in the Buckhead skyline. With 127 hotel rooms and 45 residential units, the 42-story property offers guests and residents the highest quality of amenities, including a 15,000-square-foot destination spa, 29 Spa created by Lydia
Mondavi as well as Tom Colicchio’s award-winning restaurant, Craft.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages properties worldwide including The Mansion on Turtle Creek and Hotel Crescent Court in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, CordeValle in San Martin, California, Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraíso in Los Cabos, Mexico, Hotel Seiyo Ginza in Tokyo, Japan, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties – Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua. For more information on Rosewood Hotels & Resorts, please call 888-ROSEWOOD, or visit

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