Tuesday, December 2, kicked off the holiday season at the Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta. And there was a lot to celebrate. Not only is this most wonderful time of year upon us … and not only was the newly designed hotel the perfect venue for our “Tis the Season to Sonesta” party. The evening proved far more meaningful for many who attended to support the United Way-Metropolitan Atlanta.
For every guest who wore red or green to the event (which was already quite colorful in its own right), the Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta made a donation to the nonprofit organization. In total, $1,779 was raised.
Efforts of the United Way-Metropolitan Atlanta help to:
- provide subsidies for low-income families requiring childcare
- engage parents and families in their children’s early development
- guide parents as they advocate for their children at school
- support out-of-school programs, academic tutoring and programs that mentor youth to make positive life choices
In addition to fundraising, the “Tis the Season to Sonesta” party was also an opportunity for the hotel to showcase its recent redesign. Over the summer, it partnered with Atlanta-based firm Sims Patrick Studio. The remodel’s theme—“Southern Charm Meets Modernism”—was inspired by the area’s local topography, the tranquility of Lake Lanier and the surrounding Duluth County residential architecture. The party also featured a tree lighting ceremony, live music, plenty of award-winning Sonesta “Food is Art” cuisine and Sonesta “Liquid Art” cocktails.
“The value that the United Way brings to our community every day of the year is immense and we’re pleased to be able to show our support through our donation this holiday season,” said David Kohlasch, general manager at Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta. “The organization’s work with homeless youth is aimed at preventing and ending homelessness within our communities, and our Sonesta team was eager to combine our holiday celebration with this great cause.”