Plastic Surgery in and around Georgia

Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery Overview

Cosmetic Surgery is gaining popularity in the United States and all over the world. Cosmetic surgeons are practicing their trade with great frequency and the persons undergoing cosmetic surgery are normally quite happy with the results. There are many procedures that are categorized as “cosmetic surgery”. Here are several that are extremely popular:

LiposuctionLiposuction

Liposuction – Also called lipoplasty or body sculpting, liposuction is a form of cosmetic surgery that removes pockets of fat from the body. These pockets of fat are hard to get rid of in most people. These problem areas, sometimes referred to as “love handles” and “saddle bags”, create a poor self body image. With liposuction, these areas of fat are literally sucked out through a small, practically painless incision. Symptoms that may occur after liposuction is performed are swelling, bruising, and sometimes pain or numbness around the incision site(s). In many instances, those having liposuction return to work after only a few days! An approximate cost for this cosmetic surgery is $2,000, but it varies greatly from area to area and is dependant on how much fat is to be removed.

In today’s world, our culture dictates a very unrealistic body shape to be considered fit and beautiful, many people find this a problem and suffer from many different psychological complications because of the fact that they feel they do not fit the body requirements to make them attractive enough to be happy, healthy and attract partners.

While most of us understand that this is not normal and that no one should be judged upon his looks alone, we have to agree, in all honesty, that looks does make up a lot of what people think about others and that looks also have, to some degree, an effect on ones success in society.

The development of the liposuction industry has created a situation in which people can modify their looks in a catalog style way, without going through weeks and sometimes even months of fighting overweight and working out in the gym, now everyone can order the body he or she wants and get it, if they got the money to pay for it.

It does come at a price though, most of us have seen those “swan” like shows on television and we know that this procedure is not a pleasant experience, but for those who want this bad enough, it is a dream come true, the ability to loss weight fast, with the help of professionals and start fresh without the regular exhaustion that accompanies every long diet and physical exercise routine.

The liposuction procedure is a process in which fat deposits are surgically removed from a specific area of the body. Liposuction can potentially include almost all the parts of the body, thighs, knees, breasts, buttocks, arms, back and other areas which have excess fat can be treated by liposuction, and naturally the abdomen is one of the regular points people want fixed.

Anyone seriously considering liposuction should know what this process involves, even if you are not the kind that likes to watch ER and faints at the sight of blood, it is important that you understand what your body is going to experience and to agree to every single treatment you are going to have. You should know that liposuction is performed when the patient is under anesthesia. The treating doctor will then make an incision in the part or area that the patient has asked be treated, and inserts a vacuum-like instrument that will push and pull the fat until it is lose enough to be suctioned out.

After liposuction, and the surgery has been completed, the patient will have to rest, an elastic garment will be placed around the place that the liposuction procedure has been performed on, and there is a high probability that the doctors will prescribe some pain killers as well as antibiotics to significantly reduce the risk of infection. The patient will be asked to refrain from effort making activates for a few months, and will have to mainly rest for the first few days, it is not uncommon that patients who had liposuction suffer considerable pain and anyone thinking about having liposuction should know that, while pills can reduce the pain it will not eliminate it completely.

I hope that after reading this article you have understood the process a little better and that now you can make your decisions about getting a liposuction, in any case, it is highly recommended that you check and research all the aspects of this procedure before deciding to take it. good luck.Breast Augmentation

Breast Augmentation

Breast Implants – Sometimes called breast enhancement or breast augmentation, this cosmetic surgery consists of sliding saline-filled bags between the chest muscles and the breast tissue. Many stay in bed for a couple days after having breast implants, but in most cases, those having this procedure can return to work in less than a week. No vigorous exercising should be done right after this surgery. An approximate cost for this cosmetic surgery is $3,000, but it varies greatly depending on the expertise of the surgeon and the location.

Rhinoplasty

“Nose job” –For this cosmetic surgical procedure, a surgeon reshapes the patient’s nose in any way desirable. It is done by removing the skin and completely changing the structure of the nose, including bone and cartilage. Most patients stay home and rest for at least a day or two, while bruising and swelling are worst for the first three days after surgery. The bruising will normally subside in about a week, but the swelling may be noticeable for several weeks. In most cases, the patient is back to their old self (with a completely new nose) within three weeks. An approximate cost for this cosmetic surgery is $4,000, but it varies greatly on the location and expertise of the surgeon.

With rhinoplasty being the second most popular plastic surgery procedure performed in 2004 (according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons), nose surgery is moving from the realm of the rich and famous into the homes of regular people like you and me. Now that this procedure is more accessible than ever, it’s only natural that you will be exposed to a lot of information about it – some true, some doubtful, some downright false. In this article, we’ll try to address some of the most popular misconceptions surrounding rhinoplasty.

  1. Every plastic surgeon can do a rhinoplasty surgery – Technically, yes. Most plastic surgeons will have rhinoplasty on their list of performed procedures. However, that doesn’t mean that every plastic surgeon can achieve good rhinoplasty results. Rhinoplasty is a challenging procedure, both from a medical and an artistic point of view. A plastic surgeon must have a thorough understanding of the internal anatomy of the nose and the workings of the respiratory system, so that the reshaped nose is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also fully functional. Since the nose is such a major factor in our face’s overall appearance, the plastic surgeon also needs to have a strong sense of artistry, to create a nose that fits beautifully with the rest of the patient’s face.
  1. Rhinoplasty is motivated by vanity – Despite the widely-held belief that people get nose surgery solely for cosmetic reasons, it’s not uncommon for this procedure to correct breathing problems (e.g. a septum deviation) in addition to enhancing the appearance of the nose. At the same time, it has been established that in patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose, having rhinoplasty may lead to a physical and emotional transformation that will enhance their self-confidence and ultimately their quality of life. From this perspective, the effect of rhinoplasty is comparable more to a therapeutic treatment than a selfish gratification for the patient’s vanity.
  1. Rhinoplasty is painful – Unlike other plastic surgery procedures like breast implants or tummy tuck, rhinoplasty is not usually painful. Most surgeons perform rhinoplasty under general anesthesia, so you will be fully asleep and will not feel a thing. After the surgery, you will have a small nose cast for 7 to 10 days, during which you will most likely feel congested, as if having a cold. The area around your nose and eyes may be swollen and bruised (especially if your nasal bones have been reshaped); however, the overall discomfort you will experience after the surgery is minimal.
  1. Everyone will notice you had a nose job – If your nose requires a major change – like removing a large bump – people around you might indeed notice the difference in your nose. However, if your nose needs only a refinement of the bridge or tip, chances are the perceived change in your appearance will be less dramatic than you anticipate. After all, nobody is as intimately familiar with your facial features as you are, so making a minor change to them may not be very obvious to the outside world. Also, keep in mind that a good surgeon will avoid providing you with an “operated-looking nose”, and instead will strive to achieve a balance between your reshaped nose and the rest of your facial features, so they naturally complement each other.
  1. Rhinoplasty will get you the nose of your dreams – While having rhinoplasty can dramatically improve the appearance of your nose, there are certain limitations to what a plastic surgeon can do, based on your given bone and skin structure. At the same time, there is a chance that you won’t be fully satisfied with the results of your surgery. Statistics show that between 10% and 15% of rhinoplasty surgeries require a secondary procedure, to either enhance or correct the results of the first. This is sometimes due to the nose healing and developing in ways that the surgeon cannot predict or control. In other cases, the patients’ dissatisfaction with the final results is due to poor communication with the doctor about the intended outcome of the surgery. However, this occurrence is an exception rather than the rule, since most patients report to be happier with their physical appearance after the surgery than before.

So what is the key to successfully achieving the nose of your dreams? Going back to point one – it’s carefully researching, selecting and communicating with your surgeon! How long has he or she been performing nose surgeries? What is their surgical accreditation? What does their safety record look like? Take a good luck at images of his or her rhinoplasty patients – does their reshaped nose measure up to your idea of beauty? Can you picture your own nose looking like that? If you do, the next step consists in ensuring that both you and your surgeon have a very clear understanding of what you expect your nose to look like and what is attainable from a medical point of view. Armed with good knowledge and a positive attitude, you’re on your best way to achieving a more attractive and confident YOU!

Facelift

Facelift – As we age, the skin of the face tends to sag and fold. This type of cosmetic surgery takes the skin of the face and stretches it toward the scalp, tightening and smoothing it. Bruising and swelling is common after this procedure. The bruising can fade in around two weeks, while the swelling could last a bit longer. Numbness of the face is common, as well, and can last several weeks. For the first several days after a facelift, it is important to take it easy, rest and stay out of the sun. An approximate cost for this cosmetic surgery is $5,000, but can be more.

Botox

Botox injections – This cosmetic procedure is used to smooth wrinkles and “frown lines” around the eyes. Botox injections paralyse the forehead muscles, so there will be less movement. Swelling, bruising and numbness are common after botox, but no recovery time is normally required. Most get the injections and are back to their daily routine immediately! A Botox cosmetic procedure needs to be repeated every 4 months or so, as the effects are not permanent. An approximate cost for this cosmetic procedure is $300-$400 per treatment, but can be more.

BlepharoplastyBlepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty – Better known as eyelid surgery, this cosmetic surgery reshapes the eyelids. Its purpose is to remove bagginess and tighten the loose skin around the eyelids. Swelling and bruising is normal, with the swelling going down after a week and the bruising fading after about ten days. Some side effects of this procedure are blurry vision, dry eyes or frequent tearing. An approximate cost for this cosmetic surgery is anywhere between $2,000 and $4,000, depending on location and the amount of reshaping the surgeon has to do.

Eyelid surgery, called blepharoplasty, is a type of cosmetic surgery that removes excess fat from the upper and lower eyelids. Age, illness, and even heredity can result in puffy or drooping eyelids that cause individuals to look tired and worn out. In extreme cases, sagging eyelids may even interfere with vision. Eyelid surgery can correct this by removing extraneous fat and trimming sagging skin and muscle tissue. Once the incisions have healed and the swelling has gone down, eyes look rejuvenated, more alert, and youthful.

Selecting a reputable plastic surgeon is critical to a successful surgery. The surgeon you select should be Board Certified and have considerable experience with blepharoplasty. Once you have selected a surgeon, the initial consultation is very important. Make sure to bring detailed copies of your medical records, since the doctor will need to complete a medical history. The doctor will perform a close examination of your eyes and eyelids, including a vision exam, as well as discuss your goals for the surgery. Your surgeon will also use the initial consultation to go over the details of the procedure, the expected results, the risks, and the costs involved.

If you are considering eyelid surgery, it is important to thoroughly research the procedure, even if this just means talking over the details with your surgeon. Blepharoplasty is a relatively safe procedure, although like all other surgeries, you do run the risk of complications. When performed by a qualified surgeon, complications resulting from blepharoplasty are infrequent and typically minor. Minor complications may include temporary swelling of the eyelids, excess tearing, temporary blurred or double vision, tissue tenderness, sensitivity to light, and scarring at the site of the incision. More serious complications include infections and a reaction to the anesthesia used in the procedure. Occasionally patients find that they have difficulty closing their eyes after blepharoplasty. Most often this is a temporary side effect, although there have been reports of the condition becoming permanent. In rare cases, patients may experience a pulling down of their lower eyelids, called ectropion, which requires additional surgical procedures.

Most eyelid surgeries are performed under a local anesthesia which is used to numb the tissue and muscles around your eyes. Your surgeon may also give you a sedative, either orally or intravenously, to help relax you since patients are kept awake during the procedure. Under local anesthesia, you will not feel any pain but may experience some tugging or pressure during the surgery. In certain circumstances, some surgeons opt to perform blepharoplasty under a general anesthetic, in which case the patient is asleep throughout the entire procedure.

The surgeries typically last from 90 minutes to 3 hours, depending on how many eyelids are to be corrected. During the procedure, the surgeon makes small incisions along the natural lines of the eyelids – just under the eyelashes on the lower lids and in the deep creases of your upper eyelids. Excess fat is removed through the incision, and sagging muscle and skin are trimmed to neaten your appearance. Once the trimming is completed, your surgeon will use tiny sutures to stitch up the incision.

Once the surgery is complete, your surgeon will advise you on how to care for the incision. You will likely to be told to keep your eyes lubricated with an antibiotic ointment and take pain medication to control any discomfort you feel during the healing process. Cold compresses can be used to minimize swelling and bruising although patients will find that even with the compresses the swelling, tenderness, and bruising will be present for several days and may even last up to a month. Your eyes may tingle and feel gummy or dry for several days as well. Expect to return for a follow-up visit to your surgeon a few days after the procedure for a checkup and removal of your stitches.

Remember that the healing process takes time and it may be several weeks before you are completely recovered. In time the incisions will become less and less noticeable, fading into a thin white line that will be barely noticeable. The end result of the surgery though, should be brighter more alert eyes that make you look well-rested and youthful.

Although all of these procedures can be costly, they are worth the investment if you are unhappy with aspects of your appearance. One may be right for you. Ask your doctor about cosmetic surgery today!

Atlanta Sports

Atlanta Sports

Sports in and around Atlanta

Atlanta FalconsAtlanta Falcons

 Atlanta Falcons first saw its light in June 30, 1965, the time which will always be remembered as both a termination and a commencement in the history of Atlanta sports.  It was during that time that the football team began a storied tenure in the National Football League (NFL).

The person responsible for the birth of Atlanta Falcons was actually Rankin Smith, a young insurance executive.  He paid $8.5 million for the franchise which was awarded by the American Football League to a group of Atlanta businessmen on June 7, 1965, provided that they could get exclusive football rights to the new Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium.  Smith immediately endeared himself to the fanatics of football by asking a choice rhetorical question at a press conference following his acquisition of the franchise: “Doesn’t every adult male in America want to own his own football team?”  With such a great deal, he is indeed capable of dreams.

By the time Smith got back to his insurance office 24 hours after acquiring the franchise, there had been 1,000 phone calls for tickets.  And, by August, when a contest was completed which resulted in the nickname Falcons, a few of the avid junkies even had come to blows in defense of what they believed their adopted team should be called.  Numerous individuals have actually suggested the name “Falcons” in a contest, but it was only the school teacher from nearby Griffin, Miss Julia Elliott, who was chosen as the winner of her reason which goes this way: “The falcon is proud and dignified, with great courage and fight.   It never drops prey.  It is deadly and as a great sporting tradition.”

The Atlanta Falcons recorded their first victory on August 27, 1966 in Columbia, South Carolina when they defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 24-27, in a preseason game.  It was also during that year that the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium was built and the people in Atlanta felt the time was ripe to start pursuing professional football.

The Atlanta Falcons played their first regular season game at home in September 11, 1966, losing to the Los Angeles Rams, 19-14.   However, the Atlanta Falcons team didn’t have a winning season until 1971, when they went 7-6-1.   As the Atlanta Falcons’ records reveal, the team’s best period was the six-year stretch between 1977 and 1982, under Leeman Bennett.  It is further interesting to know that the 1998 season was the Atlanta Falcons’ best ever.  That time, they went 14-2 and won the NFC championship.  Unexpectedly, the Denver Broncos beat them, 34-19, in the Super Bowl.

A new chapter in the history of the Atlanta Falcons started on the 6th day of December 2001.   It was actually on that day that Arthur M. Blank, the co-founder and retired co-chairman on Atlanta-based Home Depot, reached a preliminary agreement with the Atlanta Falcons’ owner Taylor Smith to purchase the team.  In February of 2002, the NFL approved the sale of the franchise for $545 million.  88 percent of the team owned by the Smith family was bought.  And, Blank said that he also planned to purchase the remaining 12 percent of the team, which was split between two owners.

Where to Buy Atlanta Falcons Ticket

In the history of the National Football League, the name Atlanta Falcons topped the list of the famous teams. The team is well-known throughout the country and the world for its great plays and since the 2003 season, a lot has changed for the Atlanta Falcons.  It is interesting to know that first they have now a healthy Michael Vick.  Second, they have a new coach in the person of Jim Mora Jr.   These two personalities are the only hopes of the team, and overall the sales of the Atlanta Falcons tickets.

Speaking of Atlanta Falcons Tickets, it is worth noting that the tickets for the Atlanta Falcons games are now available anywhere, whether online or offline.  As you may know, there are a lot of sites out there on the web and people out there on the physical world who buy and sell Atlanta Falcons tickets.  However, finding these subjects are somewhat difficult especially if you don’t know where to look for them.  So, for your own benefit, I have mentioned below three possible ways to purchase an Atlanta Falcons ticket.

 Purchase Atlanta Falcons Tickets from a Ticket Broker

For your information, a ticket broker basically buys tickets from a number of different season ticket holders, including those individuals who get tickets when they go on sale.  The broker then resells these tickets at an increased price for the purpose of mirroring the costs in obtaining the tickets.  Perhaps you have heard about the ticket broker and the scalper.  Well, the difference between them lies on the fact that the brokers generally maintain an office where they can be reached during normal business hours and assure that the tickets are not counterfeit and on seat location. They also maintain a good customer relationship with their clients, plus the fact that a lot of them are licensed and members of the reputable organizations.  Just note that scalpers do not have offices where they can be reached, and most of them are not licensed.  But, before buying an Atlanta Falcons ticket in particular, note that a good Atlanta Falcons ticket broker can help you get premium seats or tickets for the sold out events.

Purchase Atlanta Falcons Tickets from Individuals

As you may know, there are a lot of individuals today who sell tickets for the Atlanta Falcons games.  However, it is necessary to check first the current listings for the available tickets to the upcoming Atlanta Falcons games to make sure that you are really taking the right seat.   Also, individuals who sell Atlanta Falcons ticket can now be found even online as many of them have posted tickets for sale on a number of sites.

 Purchase Atlanta Falcons Tickets from Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster is in the first place a well-known online ticket resource for sports, concert and all other major events.   The Atlanta Falcons tickets at this particular portal are sold at face value plus convenience charge, which generally depend on tickets.  However, they can be more than $15 depending on the initial cost of the Atlanta Falcon ticket.

Atlanta HawksAtlanta Hawks

Atlanta Hawks is one of the popular names in the history of Atlanta sports, particularly in the National Basketball Association (NBA).  It is an Atlanta-based NBA team that has been playing for championships and has garnered several titles for their excellence.

The Atlanta Hawks franchise was first formed in 1946 as the Tri-City Blackhawks of the National Basketball League.  This name was after its being based in the tri-city area between Moline, Illinois, Rock Island, Illinois, and Davenport, Iowa.   The team reached the playoffs in the NBA’s inaugural year the time when the NBL merged with the Basketball Association of America to form the NBA.  And, that time the Blackhawks led by coach Red Auerbach had a very successful year.

In 1951, the Atlanta Hawks moved to Milwaukee and it there where they became the Hawks.  It was in the 1953 when the Atlanta Hawks drafted Bob Pettit, who is a future NBA MVP.  In spite of this, the Hawks were one of the league’s worst team, and it was in the year 1955 when they relocated again, this time to St. Louis, Missouri.

In the new location, the Atlanta Hawks acquired several titles in the draft and free agency, making them one of the league’s top teams.  They advanced to the NBA finals in 1957, but they lose their title on that game against the Boston Celtics.   Again, in 1958, the team advanced to the NBA finals under the coaching of Alex Hannum, and it was that time when they captured their only NBA Championship in game 6 against the Celtics.

For the next decade, the Hawks remained one of NBA’s premier teams, and in 1960, under the coaching of Ed Macauley, they advanced to the Finals yet again, but lost again to the Celtics in another game seven thriller.  However, the following year saw the rise of the Atlanta Hawks again when they acquired the rookie Lenny Wilkens, but still they met the Celtics in the Finals again and lost in five games.

Following their rise and fall was the years when the Atlanta Hawks remained contenders, every year advancing deep into the playoffs and also garnering a number of division titles.  In 1968, under the management of new owners Thomas Cousins and Carl Sanders, the team moved to Atlanta, Georgia.   They won a division championship and advanced to the Finals again, but after this period of success, they experienced a few years of rebuilding.  It is worth noting that the team had all losing records in those years and never advanced past the first round of the playoffs.

In 1977, the franchise was bought by Ted Turner, the Atlanta Braves owner, and it was him who hired Hubie Brown as the head coach.   They finished with 50 wins and won the Central Division in 1979, and in 1982 they franchise acquired superstar Dominique Wilkins.  With Wilkins in the team, the Atlanta Hawks had acquired more than 50 victories in the next four seasons.  Lenny Wilkens was hired as a coach in 1993 and it was from that year until 1994 that the team finished 57 victories, which is a team record.  This record was broken in 1995 when the team led by Wilkens acquired the victory number 939.

In recent years, the Atlanta Hawks has struggled, yet becoming one of the league’s worst teams.  It was sold to a group of executives by the name Atlanta Spirit LLC by Time Warner with which the Hawks share the Philips arena.  After the change in ownership, the Atlanta Hawks continued to struggle and that remains until now.

Atlanta ThrashersThe Atlanta Thrashers

Notice – the Thrashers are no longer an Atlanta team but they have strong history here so I wanted to include them.  They now call Winnipeg home

The Atlanta Thrashers is one of the famous names in the history of hockey.  The Thrashers are actually a National Hockey League (NHL) team that is based in Philips Arena in the city Atlanta, Georgia.  They have played a lot of hockey championships in Atlanta and the world and greatly won several titles.  Today, the Atlanta Thrashers are a name worthy of fame.

The Franchise History

The Atlanta Thrashers are actually one of the National Hockey League’s newest teams.  The origin of the group can be traced back to the time when Atlanta was awarded an NHL franchise in 1997 to replace the Atlanta Flames, which left for Calgary in 1980 and became the Calgary Flames.   The newly formed team first selected Patrik Stefan with their first number-one draft pick in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, and it was in October 2, 1999 that they have played their first game and lost 4-1 to the New Jersey Devils.

In September 2003, the Atlanta Thrashers was sold to a group of executives by Time Warner, along with the Atlanta Hawks, a professional basketball team.  From then on, the Atlanta Thrashers shared the arena with the Hawks.   That same month, an unforgettable tragedy happened when the star forward Dany Heatley crashed his Ferrari in a one-car accident that seriously injured Heatley and killed the Atlanta Thrasher’s center Dan Snyder, who was then a passenger in the car.   Because of that accident, the Thrashers dedicated their 2003-2004 NHL season to Snyder’s memory. During that season, the team wore black patches with Snyder’s number, 37, on their jerseys.

In their short history, the Atlanta Thrashers have actually never made the playoffs.  Their best season so far was the 2003-2004 NHL season where out of 82 games, they won 33, lost 37, tied 8 and had overtime losses in four games.

The Atlanta Thrashers today play in the Southeast Division of the NHL’s Eastern Conference, and they are currently coached by Bob Hartley.  It is interesting to know that the team name and logo came from the brown thrasher, the state bird of Georgia.

Recap of the 2003-2004 NHL Season

 In the history of the Atlanta Thrashers, the 2003-2004 NHL season was by the far the most successful.  The team was then led by captain Shawn McEachern, and with the memory of Dan Snyder on their mind, they jumped quickly out of the gates with some notable highlights.  It is interesting to know that during that season, Ilya Kovalchuk scored 8 goals in the first 7 games, including two hat tricks, one in a 7-2 rout of the Chicago Blackhawks, and another in a come from behind victory against the Nashville Predators.  Also, come from behind victories became a standard sight throughout the season, including the team’s wins from games against the Los Angeles Kings and the New York Islanders, as well as the shocking upsets against the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Ottawa Senators, and the Boston Bruins, among others.

While clearly the Atlanta Thrashers playoffs hope were done for that year, they still played on and ended up finishing second in the Southeast Division and 10th in the Eastern Conference, only a handful of wins away from the playoffs.  And, despite the tragedy that happened to their teammate Dan Snyder, the Atlanta Thrashers moved on and ended up doing relatively well, and their future certainly looks bright.

 

 

 

 

The Finest Hotels in Atlanta

W Hotel Atlanta Georgia

Finding a Great Hotel in Atlanta, GA

Searching for a perfect hotel in Atlanta, GA?  If so, then you must know that a lot of luxury hotels are actually out there in the city of Atlanta.  All of them feature what they claim as the best accommodations, the best dining, the best entertainment, and a lot more.  With all them claiming as the best, finding the right choice is no doubt somewhat tricky and time consuming, especially if you don’t have any idea of where to find them.  Thanks to some reviews online that deciding on where exactly to stay in Atlanta is now easy.

I have here a list of some of the widely visited and highly reviewed hotels in Atlanta, GA.  Just note that these are just among the top-rated hotels, thus others are left unrevealed.  But, they are good enough for you to get started.

Ritz Carlton Buckhead Atlanta

Ritz Carlton Buckhead Atlanta

The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead

The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead hotel in Atlanta, GA is famous for their celebrity and royalty guests who come to visit Atlanta and end up making reservations at the Ritz-Carlton.  Well, this is probably due to the hotel’s comfortable lodgings, lavish décor and courteous, impeccably dressed staff.   At this hotel in Atlanta, GA, the prevailing décor highlights mahogany with Waterford crystal chandeliers and marble fireplaces.  Also, hand-woven tapestries and genuine 18th and 19th century portraits are there hanging in the public entryways.  What’s more, the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Atlanta, GA offers a lobby restaurant and bar that are consistently rated among the best in the city, while just outside the building are the city’s two most upscale malls vie for guests.

Marriot Marquis Atlanta Georgia

Marriot Marquis Atlanta Georgia

Marriott Marquis

Located at the heart of the city’s bustling convention trade, Marriott Marquis is a luxury high rise hotel that features distinctive design that stands out ascetically from the city skyline.  Inside this top-rated hotel in Atlanta, GA is the atrium that rises from the lobby floor to the rooftop, offering visitors with dramatic views from the glass-ensconced elevators.  Also, more than 70 suites are available for the guests, plus there is a Concierge Floor which offers the ultimate in service and convenience for the distinguished business trekkers.

Westin Peachtree Atlanta Georgia

Westin Peachtree Atlanta Georgia

The Westin Peachtree Plaza

The Westin Peachtree Plaza hotel in Atlanta, GA basically offers an excellent view of the few vantage points in the city that can match the panoramic display inside the establishment.  This hotel in Atlanta, GA offers unparalleled views of downtown, the metro area, and the surrounding countryside, and these are all accessible whether from a guest room halfway up the imposing glass structure or the rotating Sun Dial Restaurant at the very top.  Also, there is an opulent lobby at the ground floor, which is fashioned after Copenhagen’s Tivoli Gardens, ready to welcome the well-heeled business crowd.   There are even the exposed glass elevators that wait to whisk visitors up to 73 floors to the unique guest rooms, which highlight 48 suites.

W Hotel Atlanta Georgia

W Hotel Atlanta Georgia

W Atlanta

W Atlanta is finally out there, situated in the Perimeter Center, an upscale northern suburb of Atlanta.   This hotel in Atlanta, GA is just in close proximity to the Buckhead District, Turner Field, and Lenox Mall.  The lobby is also decorated in blonde wood with suede furniture as well as sheer drapes.  And, if you prefer to relax outside this hotel in Atlanta, GA, you can proceed to the landscaped terrace that welcomes you with fresh air.

Outdoor Vactions are created here…

Georgia, where outdoor vacations are created.  Great video!  If you’r curious about what Georgia has to offer, this is a great starting point.

Two sites to further research this beautiful state we call home:

http://www.exploregeorgia.org/

http://www.georgia.org/industries/georgia-tourism/

We hope to see you ’round these parts soon!

The Atlanta Aquarium

The Atlanta Aquarium

Aquariums, which some call “the new zoos” are today’s hottest lure. This is specifically true in Atlanta as the titanic aquarium was opened just recently for the people to see and enjoy. The Atlanta aquarium was actually opened to create some kind of magnet that will generate other kinds of activity in the city. It was developed as part of an effort by the city to entice people to their central downtowns by creating entertainment zones, and they fortunately succeeded in doing so.

The original idea for opening the Atlanta aquarium, also known as Georgia Aquarium, comes from Bernie Marcus when he announced in November 2001 his plans to donate funds to build an aquarium in downtown Atlanta. From that idea, the Atlanta Aquarium was built in half-million square foot facility housing, with more than 100,000 animals in 8 million gallons of fresh and salt water. From the groundbreaking to the opening, it was noted that the construction process took only 27 months. And, today, the Atlanta aquarium sits on 9 ½ acres of land adjacent to the Centennial Olympic Park in the downtown area.

As you may have noticed on your visit to the aquarium, the exterior of the building was specifically designed to look like a giant ship breaking through a wave. As the visitors forward to the large atrium which is located inside the building, they will be led into the facility by “a wall of fish” guiding them inside. Aside from this, they have given choices of entering five main galleries; each is easily determined by an icon and signage at the entrance.

Here are the five main galleries inside the Atlanta Aquarium:

• Georgia Explorer – is identified by a light house.
• River Scout – displays a cascading waterfall.
• Cold Water Quest – has ice covered stuff.
• Ocean Voyager – offers a peek window into the huge habitat.
• Tropical Diver – has two video screens presenting the perspective of a fish on a reef.

At these galleries, the guests are allowed to enter and then return to the main atrium prior to heading to the next gallery.

In the Atlanta aquarium, there are about 60 habitats with 12,000 square feet of viewing windows. It is specifically given that the acrylic used in the windows weighs a total of 328 tons. The largest of the habitats carries 6.2 million gallons of water and measures 263’ long x 126’ wide x 33’ deep, at its largest points. Also interesting to know about the Atlanta aquarium’s largest habitat is that it was specially designed to accommodate whale sharks along side ten of thousands of other animals that commonly thrive along a coral reef and out to the open ocean.

The Atlanta aquarium further boasts a 100 foot long tunnel and one of the largest aquarium windows in the world with views into whale shark habitat. The second of the largest habitat in the Atlanta aquarium holds 800,000 gallons of water, and it was specially developed to simulate the natural habitat of beluga whales.

With more than 8 million gallons of fresh and salt water and 100,000 animals representing 500 species from around the globe, it’s no wonder that the Atlanta Aquarium which was opened on November 23, 2005 is now considered as the world’s largest aquarium. At this spot, you’re sure to see things you’ve never seen before.