Celebrate Fat Tuesday at the Melting Point!

Fat Tuesday at the Melting Point 2013Ike Stubblefield has consistently brought us very talented lineups every night that he plays. For Fat Tuesday, he has absolutely out-done himself with a killer evening of music to celebrate to! Ike’s Mardi Gras Band is led by Ike, who started playing keyboards in 1968, and has performed with such greats as The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, The Tempations, and MORE. Joining him is June Yamagishi (from the hit TV show Treme, and Papa Grows Funk). Supporting Ike’s Mardi Gras Band is Half Dozen Brass Band, the ONLY New Orleans-Style brass band in Athens, GA! Tickets for this show are on sale now, so make sure to grab yours and join us for a fantastic night of music and celebration!

Doors open @ 6pm for dinner and drinks; music begins @ 8pm. For ticket info and complete details, click here!

Ah… Romance at the Melting Point!

7th Annual Valentine's Day dinner and evening with Francine Reed at the Melting PointCan you feel it? Valentine’s Day is once again tapping us on the shoulder and asking the immortal question, “What in the world are you going to do to show that special someone that you care?!!”

Let’s face it; no one likes that voice.

That’s why the Foundry is your one-stop shop for Valentine’s Day this year! With our 7th annual Valentine’s Dinner & Show with Francine Reed in the Melting Point on Friday, February 15th, you’ve got everything together – fantastic menu, exclusive menu prepared by our award-winning culinary team, and a night away from home at our Inn!

Click here to get the full scoop, and  make your reservation today!

9th Annual Bridal Show & Menu Tasting at the Foundry Park Inn & Spa

Mark your Calendar for the 9th Annual Bridal Show & Tasting

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

2-5 pm

Over 20 of northeast Georgia’s premium wedding vendors will be on hand to plan your big day including: Photographers, Florists, Formal Wear, Wedding Planners, Pastry Chefs, Entertainment, Transportation Companies and more!

Sample a wide array of cuisine from our award winning culinary team while perusing the latest bridal fashions & decor for the entire wedding party.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of show

For more information and tickets call 706.549.7020

Or purchase tickets online at http://www.foundryparkinn.com/foundry-park-event/openhouse/

Career opportunities at the Foundry Park Inn & Spa!

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the hospitality industry is “expected to add 17 percent in wage and salary employment. Within the industry, wage and salary jobs in food services and drinking places are expected to increase by 16 percent between 2004-14, compared to 14 percent growth projected for wage and salary employment in all industries combined.

If you (or someone you know) is looking to enter this exciting and fast-paced field, click here to see a list of what opportunities are currently available at the Foundry Park Inn & Spa!

The Hoyt House is #1 in Athens on TripAdvisor!

the Hoyt House is ranked #1 on TripAdvisor.com

Congratulations to the staff of the Hoyt House for reaching the #1 ranking on TripAdvisor.com!

We did it! Our historic Hoyt House Restaurant here at the Foundry Park Inn & Spa is now ranked Number #1 on TripAdvisor for restaurants in Athens! Check it out —> http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g29209-d2058410-Reviews-The_Hoyt_House_Restaraunt-Athens_Georgia.html#REVIEWS

Announcing the 7th Annual Valentine’s Dinner & Evening with Francine Reed

We are pleased to officially announce the 7th Annual Valentine’s Dinner & Evening with legend Francine Reed with Java Monkey on Friday, February 15th, 2013!

7th Annual Valentine's Day dinner and evening with Francine Reed at the Melting Point

Join us for a romance-filled, “one night only” performance with, Francine Reed. Known for her powerful voice and commanding stage presence, Francine Reed has become one of Atlanta’s most treasured artists, performing your favorite jazz standards from Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald to Billy Holiday and Sarah Vaughn.

Led by award winning Executive Chef Steve Vining, our award-winning culinary team will prepare a tantalizing, three-course meal specifically for hopeless romantics!

And after an incredible evening of music and culinary delights, why go home? Show the one you love just how much you care with a romantic night away in our award winning Inn. This passion-filled experience is like no other in Athens and is guaranteed to make this Valentine’s Day impossible to forget!

Deluxe Valentine’s Packages are $245 per couple and are available online here or by calling our reservation specialists at 706.549.7020.

Package Includes:

  • Overnight stay with Deluxe Accommodations at the Foundry Park Inn & Spa
  • Two Tickets to a Valentine’s Melting Point Show with jazz legend, Francine Reed on Friday, February 15, 2013
  • Valentines Dinner for Two – Planned with hopeless romantics in mind, a tantalizing, three-course meal has been prepared with love by our award-winning culinary team led by Executive Chef, Steve Vining. Valentines Dinner Gratuity – Included

All taxes and gratuities are included at @ $245.00 per couple, price based on 2 people only.

Available: 12/18/2012 – 02/16/2013

Standard stay is 1 – 1 night(s)

14 Day Cancellation Policy

Reservation must be cancelled 14 days prior to arrival to avoid penalty of full package amount being charged to credit card.

Downtown Athens Parade of Lights Route Map

Click zoom in on the parade route

For those looking to make plans to attend Athens, GA’s Downtown Parade of Lights on Thursday, December 6th, here’s a map of the parade route.

For any Foundry Park Inn & Spa guests, please note that our property will be accessible via North Ave. only between the hours of 4:30 pm and 8:00 pm due to road closures and parade staging. Please call 706.549.7020 with any questions – we’re happy to help!

Downtown Athens, GA

We came across this great video presenting the downtown area of our Classic City! Makes us proud to be among these great downtown institutions!

A little shout-out from Garden & Gun

Garden & Gun's Eat and Drink Athens, GA

Nice to see the Melting Point mentioned among this “Eat and Drink: Athens” post from Garden & Gun Magazine!

October’s Employee of the Month: Jesse Barganier

Foundry Park Inn Employee of the Month for October

We’d like to congratulate Jesse Barganier, voted Employee of the Month for October!  In Jesse’s short time here, he has proven his ability to help the guests on both sides of the desk both as a Houseman and a Front Desk Agent!  He goes above and beyond and that’s reflected in comment cards and employee recognition.

Thanks Jesse for your hard work!