The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Debuts Global Cuisine Concept, Trade Root

Atlanta, GA. February 05, 2018 -

Today, The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead debuted its newest dining and social hub, Trade Root, to world travelers and locals alike. Led by Executive Chef Mark Suennemann, Trade Root treats diners to delectable global cuisine with a Mediterranean flair, to be enjoyed alongside the restaurant’s welcoming, high-energy atmosphere and unmatched anticipatory service. Using fresh, locally sourced ingredients to deliver a luxurious and worldly flavor profile, Trade Root’s menu pays homage to Buckhead founder and The Whitley namesake, John Whitley, the neighborhood’s esteemed history as a multicultural hub and the hotel’s homegrown Georgia roots.

Trade Root offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch options, as well as a contemporary cocktail. Standout menu items include: 

  • Crab Cake Benedict
  • Fried Chicken & Waffles
  • Trade Root Farm Egg Frittata
  • Prosciutto Flatbread
  • Shakshuka
  • Meat and Cheese Bazar
  • Lemon Poached Georgia Trout
  • Signature Cold Press Juices
  • Shareable Cocktails, including Trade Root High Tea

Infusing the Trade Root experience with The Whitley’s characteristic charm and energy, the restaurant hosts a Saturday afternoon Upside-down Tea from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. and a weekly Jazz Brunch with Atlanta’s own Empire Jazz Band every     Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring a “Build Your Own Sparkle Bar” with guests’ choice of custom Mimosas, Bellinis and Rosé. Signature to The Whitley Trade Root, the restaurant also invites patrons to enjoy “Reverse Happy Hour” on the weekends from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., offering special priced small plates curated by Executive Chef Suennemann.

Trade Root is open from 6:30 a.m. to 11:55 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 6:30 a.m. to 11:15 p.m. on Sunday. To learn more about The Whitley’s newest culinary gem, Trade Root, or to make a reservation, please visit or call 404-240-7035.

About The Whitley

Newly rebranded and situated in the heart of Atlanta’s urban chic Buckhead neighborhood, The Whitley pays tribute to historic trailblazer and Buckhead founder, John Whitley, introducing a luxurious space for gathering and idea sharing to the thriving, metropolitan hub. The Whitley intertwines timeless and chic to captivate guests with authentic Southern hospitality, cosmopolitan style and luxurious experiences, with some of the world’s best shopping
 and nightlife just minutes away. The luxury hotel’s 507 rooms, including 56 spacious suites, feature sweeping views of the Atlanta skyline and thoughtful appointments, capturing the essence of Buckhead sophistication and the hotel’s characteristic charm. Maintaining Buckhead’s historic purpose as a meeting space, The Whitley is also a superlative setting for gatherings of all kinds, with 31 diverse event spaces covering more than 30,000 sq. ft., including the 5,000 square foot Legacy Ballroom with outdoor patio.

About The Luxury Collection

The Luxury Collection®, part of Marriott International, Inc., is comprised of world-renowned hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination’s indigenous charms and treasures. Originated in 1906 under the CIGA® brand as a collection of Europe’s most celebrated and iconic properties, today The Luxury Collection brand is a glittering ensemble, recently surpassing 100 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 30 countries and territories. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world’s finest.

About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 6,200 properties in 30 leading hotel brands spanning 125 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at, and for the latest company news, visit In addition, connect with us on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter and Instagram.

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McKenna Matthews
The Zimmerman Agency


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