The iconic Georgian Terrace, constructed in 1910 in the Beaux-Arts style, is ingrained in the city’s heart, history, and Southern heritage. With its sleek, modern decor, the Atlanta hotel couldn't be more contemporary, yet it's united with the classic architecture and glamour of early 20th-century Atlanta. Located in the epicenter of Midtown’s booming arts scene, the hotel has always been a destination for the arts. A few years after it opened, famed Opera singer Enrico Caruso stayed at the hotel. His experience was so great that he took the time to send a letter praising the food and accommodations. Ever since, the Georgian Terrace has been an Atlanta landmark of modern luxury which greatly entices film producers to use it as a film backdrop.
The Georgian Terrace has a long legacy of film connections, including a debut of its Grand Ballroom used for a gala that coincided with the premiere of "Gone with the Wind." The ballroom was also featured in the 2011 comedy "The Change-Up," for the main character's (Dave, played by Jason Bateman) country club party, thrown in honor of him making partner at his firm. Ryan Reynolds, Olivia Wilde, and Leslie Mann also star in the movie. In the 2013 comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, "The Internship," Atlanta served as a stand-in for California where the actors play newly unemployed salesmen who talk their way into highly sought after Google internships. The Georgian Terrace was highlighted in the opening scenes.
It's also rumored that Walt Disney stayed at the hotel during the premiere of "Song of the South," and the hotel can also be seen in films such as 1974’s "Cockfighter," "Identity Thief," and "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues."
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