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The Ellis Hotel: A Boutique Experience in the Heart of Downtown Atlanta

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Atlanta can easily get a bad reputation for not being the most walkable city. With so many attractions throughout, it can really put the strain on travelers to make sure they are booking the ideal location while also not overpaying for their stay.

The Ellis Hotel, located on Ellis Street and the infamous Peachtree Street, offers the perfect balance between allowing visitors easy access to many of the sites Atlanta is known for and a comfortable hotel stay that won’t break your budget.

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The Ellis Hotel has earned the title “Best Rated Hotel in Atlanta” three times by Conde Nast Reader’s Choice Awards. With its own restaurant and lounge area, guests don’t even need to leave the hotel at night after a long day of exploring.

The Terrace Bistro and Lounge is a farm-to-table restaurant offering upscale Southern cuisine with a seasonally rotating menu. Guests have the option to enjoy a full sit-down menu, grab and go specialties or even relax with in-room dining from the restaurant.

Business travelers will love the two meeting rooms and outdoor terrace options offered at the hotel.

Equipped with all the necessary audiovisual equipment and options for caterings from the downstairs restaurant, the space offers the ideal blend of work and fun.

And although the Ellis Hotel considers itself a boutique stay, fitness travelers will welcome the larger-than-expected fitness room outfitted with all the latest machines in a clean environment.

Now a part of the Marriott Bonvoy properties, the rooms at the Ellis Hotel meet your standard expectations for a hotel—comfortable bed, plenty of space to unpack, a desk area for the business traveler and a smart tv where you can log in to your favorite streaming services.

King Room at the Ellis Hotel in downtown Atlanta, GA (Photo via Lauren Bowman)

The bathroom is spacious with marble countertops and a tiled shower. Many of the rooms are outfitted with large windows that offer views of the lights of Peachtree Street, but also come equipped with blackout curtains for a night of uninterrupted sleep.

Olympic Rings welcoming you to the Centennial Olympic Park District in Atlanta, GA
Olympic Rings welcoming you to the Centennial Olympic Park District in Atlanta, GA (Photo via Lauren Bowman)

The real cherry-on-top-of-the-cake though is the hotel’s location. After getting off the interstate, it is a breeze to pull up next to the Ellis Hotel, where their own valet service is there to welcome you.

Visitors don’t have to worry about trying to find parking or constantly walking through a parking garage each time they want to go out exploring.

Most attractions, especially those in the Centennial Olympic Park District, are just a short walk away. Wanting to go a little further out? Just hop in a rideshare or on MARTA for quick access to sites like The Fox Theatre, Atlanta Botanical Gardens or Fernbank.

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Family Fun Abounds in Ocho Rios at Moon Palace Jamaica

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All-inclusive resorts are an amazing option for families in search of the perfect shared getaway.

Parents looking for relaxation and a reprieve from daily pressures can certainly appreciate not having to sweat every individual expenditure while on vacation and instead settling on an up-front cost that allows adults and kids alike to go hog wild when they reach their destination.

At Moon Palace Jamaica, a Palace Resorts property situated near the celebrated seaside town of Ocho Rios, all-inclusive really means that it’s all covered, from luxurious accommodations and upscale amenities to world-class dining, 24-hour room service, minibar, premium satellite TV channels, wireless internet access, free calls within North America and a whole host of on-site activities designed to appeal to every age group.

The 700-room resort is located directly on Jamaica’s north coastal beach, where the sparkling Caribbean Sea virtually calls out to guests to come splash in its dazzling waters and warm themselves on the tropical sands.

With use of non-motorized watersports equipment included in their stay, kids and grown-ups might want to try boogie-boarding, snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking or sailing a Hobie cat as a family. Once the tribe has had their sand and saltwater for one day, there’s always more aquatic fun to be had at any of four family-friendly outdoor swimming pools.

PHOTO: A family enjoying time on the water at Moon Palace Jamaica. (photo via Palace Resorts)

The resort’s kids’ club, called the ‘Playroom,’ houses state-of-the-art activity spaces that cater to kids whose ages are four and up. They’ll stay entertained for hours in areas filled with building blocks, creativity areas, kitchen play area, ball pit, indoor playground, movies, video games and even a mini-stage to host kids’ karaoke.

Outdoors, there’s a dedicated kiddie pool and children’s water park, plus areas for taking out bikes and rideable cars.

The trendy ‘Wired’ teen lounge is designed especially for kids twelve and over, featuring flat-screen TVs, video games, arcade games, billiards, air hockey and foosball tables, and serving up slushies and frozen virgin cocktails.

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PHOTO: An outdoor restaurant at Moon Palace Jamaica. (photo via Palace Resorts)

With all this on offer, it’s possible that parents will find their teenagers spending more time on their own, with their peers, than they’d have guessed.

Parents who prefer to enjoy a little adults-only downtime who have children under four are also able to arrange for babysitting services through the resort for an additional fee.

Where kids are concerned, what’s on the menu at their next meal can also be a pressing question. Guests of Moon Palace Jamaica will find abundant options available to keep youngsters satisfied, with everything from poolside pizza and snacks to gourmet dining included in their stay.

Boulangerie, Moon Palace Jamaica
PHOTO: Boulangerie, Moon Palace Jamaica (photo via Palace Resorts)

The Boulangerie, reminiscent of a Parisian café, is particularly convenient, serving up fresh pastries, crepes, sweet treats, ice cream, flavored coffees and more, 24 hours a day. Gourmet Corner also dishes out a variety of quick-serve favorites, like pizza, paninis and even sushi, for casual dining or to take on-the-go.

Five other sumptuous, dine-in restaurants on the property offer a mouth-watering variety of cuisines with options to please the palates of adults and minors alike.

Right now, Moon Palace Jamaica is offering a special deal that provides free airport transfers, up to $1,500 in resort credit, and free stays for kids and teens.

For more information, contact a travel professional or visit jamaica.moonpalace.com/en.

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