Historic Partridge Inn Hires New General Manager
Friday, December 17th, 2021
Atlanta-based NorthPointe Hospitality Management Company, the management company for The Partridge Inn, has appointed Holly White to serve as the historic property’s new general manager. Ms. White is responsible for managing all operational aspects of the hotel including sales & marketing, revenue management, profit and loss, maintenance, food and beverage, loss prevention and personnel management.
White has spent the past eight years in progressive managerial positions with NorthPointe Hospitality, including area director of sales where she oversaw the sales and marketing initiatives of The Partridge Inn and seven other Southeast properties. She also previously spent two years as the general manager for the company’s expansive oceanfront resort in Jekyll Island, Ga. that includes two full-service hotels, a full-service beachfront restaurant with event space, catering to large and small destination weddings, association and group events.
“We are thrilled that Holly will be leading The Partridge Inn’s next phase of its history as we go through a complete transformation of the landmark hotel,” said Greg Winey, president of NorthPointe Hospitality Management Company. “With her extensive background providing exceptional guest destination services and creating a team of loyal associates, we feel certain that Holly is the ideal person to oversee the hotel and staff through this incredible transformation and beyond.”
Ms. White has been honored with many awards and accolades during her impressive 17-year career in the hospitality industry, including NorthPointe’s President’s Award, The Rock Award and Hotel of the Year Award. She also received the Manager of the Year Award from her previous employer. Ms. White is a University of Georgia graduate with a bachelor’s degree in speech communication.
The multi-million-dollar renovation of the iconic Augusta hotel began on September 15th, 2021, and the property is expected to reopen in late February 2022, well in advance of Augusta’s most iconic event, The Masters Tournament. The epitome of true Southern hospitality, The Partridge Inn is part of the fabric of Augusta’s long-standing Masters traditions, with guests returning year after year to rub elbows with the rich and famous, reunite with old friends and watch one of the biggest golf tournaments in the world.
The top-to-bottom update of all the hotel’s public spaces and guest rooms includes a newly designed and expansive indoor bar and restaurant; the refurbishment of its iconic rooftop bar, which will have expanded indoor and outdoor covered seating; the addition of a bridal suite; a warm and inviting new lobby; completely redesigned meeting space and ballrooms; and upgrades to The Partridge Inn’s landmark 200 ft. verandah that will allow for more all-weather usage. To ensure an exceptional arrival experience, an adjacent lot to the Partridge Inn was purchased to provide ample valet parking. Guest rooms and suites will receive new bathrooms, drapes, carpeting, lighting, historic pictures, desks, nightstands, luxury linens, open closet systems with coffee stations and new HD 55” TVs.
Taconic Capital is a new co-owner of The Partridge Inn, having purchased a majority stake in the hotel in August. Founded in 1999, Taconic is a global investment firm that pursues a multi-strategy investment approach dedicated to generating strong risk-adjusted returns.
Originally constructed as a private home in the 1890s and later opened as a hotel, the 112-year-old property is steeped in tradition, with the city’s past mingling with its bright present. Throughout the years, the hotel has served as a gathering place for celebrities, professional athletes, dignitaries and government officials alike. Its grand ballrooms have not only entertained the likes of President Warren G. Harding, but have also hosted generations of weddings, family gatherings and community celebrations.