History of the Venetian Room:
Designed in 1913 by architect Joel Hurt, the Hurt Building is one of Atlanta’s earliest skyscrapers. Its design incorporates classic architecture with modern amenities such as LEED-EB Gold Certification, 9 Story Parking Garage, Marble Lobby and Entrance, Marta access and WI-FI.
The Hurt Building is strategically located between the Central Business District, Government District, and Georgia State University. It has been a member of the National Register of Historic Places since 1977, it remains one of the most highly visible, recognizable and architecturally important examples of early skyscraper construction in America.
The main entrance of The Hurt Building is through a domed rotunda, which sits at the apex of the building. At the top of the dome is an elaborate chandelier and a ceiling decorated with sunbursts and panels of gold leaf and rosettes. The building stands 18 floors in height. The restaurant located inside The Hurt Building was once home to City Grill and prior to that part of the Federal Reserve Bank. In April 2011 Southern Hospitality Management leased the restaurant space naming it Venetian Room. With the unique talent of Michael Habacy and his design team Venetian Room has a new modern feel. The recent renovations include fresh paint covering City Grill’s wall murals, contemporary light fixtures, upgraded light and sound system, and new carpet throughout.
Today The Hurt Building is home to such businesses as Central Atlanta Progress, Harbor Group Management, and The Atlanta Woman’s Foundation. Venetian Room is proud to be a part of the history at this building and serve Atlanta.
Venetian Room is owned by Southern Hospitality Management who has been engaged in all phases of food and beverage service since 1987. Our subsidiaries include Glorious Events, Thrive, Compound, Alliance Hospitality Group, Safari Enterprises and Concierge International. All SHM subsidiaries work closely together to ensure that all client needs are covered.
Venetian Room is proud to be part of the Downtown Atlanta community. We believe in a strong commitment to our community and will continue to do all that we can to support the wonderful Downtown Atlanta experience for our residence, business professionals and tourists.
SALES – April Pitman
With many years of experience planning and orchestrating events April knows what it takes to make an event successful and memorable. April would love to talk to you about your next event whether corporate or social and would be delighted to give you a tour.
OWNER - Jeff Safari
Jeff Safari, Executive Vice President of Southern Hospitality Management, has been in the hospitality industry for nearly 20 years venturing in areas from corporate cafeteria management to Atlanta’s premiere nightclub – Compound. Under Jeff’s direction Southern Hospitality Management owns such entities such as Glorious Events catering, Alliance Hospitality Group, and Safari Restaurant Group. A graduate of business from Georgia Southern University, Jeff is a young entrepreneur mixing strong business leadership with fresh ideas. As a family owned and operated business, Jeff’s main focus is on customer satisfaction and retention.