ATLANTA, GEORGIA - Atlanta’s best address – The St. Regis Atlanta, announce Gordon Kelley as the St. Regis Bar Manager. Effective immediately, Kelley will oversee the daily operations of the St. Regis Bar, the premiere in-town resort’s most iconic social venue. In the heart of Buckhead, where luminaries meet, Kelley will also lead the efforts of continuing to exceed guests’ expectations by elevating the wine and spirit offerings through innovative programming and specialized menus.
Gordon Kelley brings extensive experience to his of role of manager at the glamourous St. Regis Bar. Under the guidance of Ian Schrager and Rande Gerber, Kelley expanded his talents aligning with world-renowned hospitality brands including Catch Hospitality Group and Gerber Group. Prior to his invitation to join the St. Regis Atlanta, Kelley worked with Ellis Adams Group, supporting Chris Adams, where he expanded his intricate knowledge and love for mixology and craft cocktails while traveling across the North America opening Marriott International brand hotels. Possessing two decades of career experience, in hospitality and beverage management, Kelley has supported some of the greatest restaurateurs in the industry in premiere markets including Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York. From a strong family legacy in hospitality, Kelley’s career stems from opening and operating his family-owned 10,000 square foot event and nightlife venue, Boulevard3, in Hollywood, California. Celebrating continued success, in 2011 Kelley established 1109 Projects, a consulting company focused on helping businesses in the hospitality and service industry flourish.
“We are thrilled to welcome Gordon Kelley to the St. Regis Atlanta family and look forward to the talent and skill that he will bring to our venues,” says Guntram Merl, General Manager of the St. Regis Atlanta. “The combination of his background and deep understanding of the hospitality and beverage industries confirms he is the ideal candidate to further establish the iconic nature of the St. Regis Atlanta Bar.”
“I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing the bar industry evolve over the last two decades and was immediately drawn to the St. Regis Atlanta for its allure,” says Kelley. Kelley continues, “I believe that a cocktail is all about the experience where balance is paramount, and I can’t wait to create a delicious and tantalizing experience for the St. Regis Bar.”