When The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead opened its doors on January 8, 1984, it was embraced by tastemakers and trendsetters throughout the Southeast. The hotel will mark its 30th anniversary on January 8, 2014 as an icon of luxury in the region with special celebrations all year long.

Join them that day and be welcomed with a Mimosa or Champagne cocktail while a pianist performs on a grand piano in The Lobby from 7 to 9 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; and 5 to 7 p.m.

If you cannot make it that day do not worry, there will be an entire year of celebrating you can be a part of right along with them. One of their most popular ways to celebrate is with a proper afternoon tea.

Afternoon Tea is one of the hotel’s great rituals and was served on opening day in 1984, with loose tea steeped in Wedgwood teapots and poured through sterling silver strainers into teacups. The tea menu includes red and green teas as well as tisanes.

A commemorative 30th Anniversary Afternoon Tea—served on the original Wedgwood china and featuring a 30th anniversary blend from the original tea supplier Harney & Sons—is added to the hotel’s Afternoon Tea offerings in 2014.

Ready for a night out on the town? The lively scene and evening entertainment in the Lobby Lounge is another enduring feature at the hotel. Guests will enjoy an expanded roster of artists in 2014. So one can start their night in the Lobby Lounge to truly make any night memorable.

“One of the most rewarding aspects of our longevity in the city is that we now welcome generations of loyal guests,” said Erwin Schinnerl, general manager. “Guests who attended our teas as children now bring their own children to experience these traditions, and a new generation of bridal couples celebrates their weddings with us.”

“We strive for excellence,” said Mr. Schinnerl. “We are dedicated to offering unparalleled service, while delivering a sophisticated, gracious experience desired by our guests. We look forward to the future with great excitement. Cheers to the next 30 years!”

Want to stay at this iconic hotel for your own Celebration? Check out this amazing new hotel package offer:

Celebration Package, with overnight deluxe accommodations; Any Time Check Out; a chilled bottle of Champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries delivered to the guestroom; American Breakfast for two in The Café; and overnight valet parking, starting at $309 per night.*

Spa Travel Gal wants to remind everyone that no celebration is complete without a little spa travel! Be sure to book an appointment at their The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead Spa or make your entire stay a “spa day” by reserving a room or a spa suite on the spa level for the a refreshing celebration retreat. No better way to refresh yourself today.

For information about overnight celebration packages, and special events commemorating the hotel’s 30th anniversary, please www.ritzcarlton.com/buckhead.