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Hotels are opening up!

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Marriott Atlanta.

From the Mayor’s Desk, May 2021.

It is with great relief that we are seeing life begin to get back to some semblance of normal. The presence of so many companies in Technology Park led to the construction of a lot of hotels over the years; 13 to be exact. We are pleased to see them starting to come alive again. The luxury hotels are starting to see weekend occupancy rates increasing. The Marriott on Technology Parkway has been virtually full, at 85 percent capacity on weekends, according to the corporate sales manager.

Do you know who they have seen a lot of lately? Pickleball players. Apparently, we have an active group of people out there who enjoy Pickleball. And there was a recent tournament here that filled a lot of hotel rooms. What a great activity, especially during a pandemic, as a lot of the courts are outside.

People are getting back together. The Marriott is getting requests for family reunion bookings, and the ballroom was booked for training classes the entire month of April.

The Hilton reopened March 26, after being closed for a year. The management company is currently building the staff back up. They had 110 employees prior to Covid and now have a little over 40. They are at about 40 percent occupancy, with mostly weekend and leisure travel customers.

In the first quarter of 2021, the luxury chain hotels in the U.S. reported average daily growth of 3.4 percent, according to CoStar Analytics. Room rates go down when there is less demand. And it appears room rates are increasing in luxury hotels across the nation, which is an indicator that the economy is starting to rebound.

The one thing that all of our hotels need right now is housekeeping help. The summer months will be a struggle, according to the GM at the Hilton. Getting people back to work is critical. City staff is working with the hotels to organize a job fair for hospitality jobs. We hope to see continued activity as we head into the summer months. The hotel restaurants and bars are beginning to open up as well, so don’t forget they like to see local folks too.

Stay Safe,
Mayor Mike Mason

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Gwinnett County Solicitor-General Brian Whiteside to hold records restriction info session at Juneteenth Celebration

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The Gwinnett County Solicitor General’s Office will be compiling information from eligible past defendants for records restricting purposes, as well as instructing individuals on how to get their records restricted at the Juneteenth Kickoff Celebration hosted by The Promised Land Community on Saturday, June 12, 2021, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. at 4540 Lee Rd SW Snellville, Ga. 30039.

Records restriction means that eligible misdemeanor records on your criminal history report are restricted from public view. Your criminal history may be restricted if you meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Arrested in Gwinnett County jurisdiction.
  • Must not be convicted/found guilty at trial.
  • Did NOT plead guilty/nolo contendere.
  • Certain misdemeanors while under the age of 21.
  • Completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program.
  • Completed “First Offender” case.

The Juneteenth Kickoff Celebration is free and open to the public.

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You can now watch Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners meetings on Facebook Live at @GwinnettGov. Broadcasting meetings on Facebook Live is another way to connect with residents and keep them informed about their County government. People without Facebook can still watch the Board of Commissioners meetings live on TV Gwinnett or stream them online at TVGwinnettLive.com.

See the full list of upcoming Board of Commissioners meetings.

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City’s History Book Now Available

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From a farming settlement to a technology mecca, Peachtree Corners has a rich history.

Centuries ago, Native Americans roamed the land bordered by the Chattahoochee River, later strong and resilient families settled in the area and farmed the fertile land.

The history of its storied past has been captured in the community’s first history book. The book titled Peachtree Corners, the History of an Innovative and Remarkable City 1777-2020, is filled with stories of long ago. Numerous historical photographs add to the story of the community’s rich past. The 230-page coffee table-style book is now on sale in the city’s online store.

Well-known author Carole Townsend tells the story of the early days when the Creek Indians claimed the land as their own, then takes the reader on a journey of the early settlers through the eyes of long-time residents who recall farm life. That life was often hinged on a good crop year which determined if the farmer’s children would have new shoes for the coming school year.

The city’s history ends with its modern-day transformation that began in the 1970s when Georgia Tech engineer and developer Paul Duke began purchasing land for Technology Park and the surrounding community.

“This book thoughtfully recounts the past and present of our community through personal narratives of the people who lived here and knew it best,” said Mayor Mike Mason. “It’s their memories and photographs that we set out to capture and preserve.”

The book is available for purchase on the city’s online store. Autographed copies available while supplies last. 

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