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Crowne Plaza Ravinia Announces Three New Food and Beverage Concepts

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Crowne Plaza Ravinia Announces Three New Food and Beverage Concepts

Newly-renovated hotel will welcome Parkwoods, Lightwell, and Backyard at Parkwoods later this year.

The newly renovated Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia in a press release Thursday announced three brand-new food and beverage concepts slated to open at the hotel in spring 2019.

Parkwoods, Lightwell, and Backyard at Parkwoods will debut under the direction of Executive Chef Joe Gentempo (most recently executive sous chef at 4 Saints atop the Kimpton Rowan Palm Springs Hotel.)

Parkwoods, opening March 2019, will offer regional Southern-American cooking with options ranging from Cream of Broccoli Soup with Cheddar Biscuit to Fried Chicken with Braised Collard Greens, Red Eye Gravy, and a Biscuit.

Its bar program will focus on American-made wines in addition to cocktails and regional and craft brews.

Lightwell, a café located in the lobby of the hotel, will open in March as well.

It will serve Italian-inspired food and drink all day, with an expanded menu available after 4:00 p.m., including flatbreads, salads, and even some vegan desserts.

Caffeinated offerings, including espresso and cappuccinos featuring Atlanta’s Batdorf & Bronson coffee, are served throughout the day.

The cocktail program will include negronis on tap as well as a selection of beer, a by-the-glass wine menu, and more than 120 spirits.

Backyard at Parkwoods, slated to open late-spring 2019, will serve as an extension of the hotel’s on-property restaurant, Parkwoods.

The outdoor beer garden will be located literally in the backyard of the flagship eatery at Crowne Plaza Ravinia.

Its menu will showcase a variety of German and local craft brews, spiked sweet teas, wines, and sodas, as well as shareable snacks, such as soft pretzels with beer cheese and mustard, house-made sausages, charcuterie boards, and pulled pork sliders.

Open seasonally, the outdoor gathering space will feature an eclectic mix of large picnic-style tables, lounge furniture, water features, and oversized lawn games.

Since fall 2018, the Crowne Plaza Ravinia has been in the midst of a renovation to transform the property into the brand’s U.S. flagship hotel.

A key part of this transformation is the hotel’s food and beverage program, developed in partnership with IHG sister brand, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants.

Crowne Plaza Ravinia Rendering 1
Parkwoods | Rendering: The Johnson Studio
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Lightwell | Rendering: The Johnson Studio
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