Get details about The Whitley’s new chef and restaurant plus other top metro Atlanta dining news from the week

The Whitley Executive Chef Marc Suennemann / Photo courtesy of The Whitley

The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, which rebranded as The Whitley in December, has named a new executive chef and provided details about its new restaurant.

Marc Suennemann is managing culinary operations for the 507-room hotel, overseeing the culinary team and overseeing Mediterranean-inspired restaurant Trade Root, which is set to open next month.

Suennemann previously served as the executive chef for the Emory Conference Center Hotel and also served as executive Chef of Sheraton Atlanta and Château Élan in Braselton.


Hugh Acheson, who just opened Achie’s at the Omni Hotel at The Battery, will sign his new book “The Chef & The Slow Cooker” from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 at Ponce City Market’s Atlanta Gallery Colletive. The $30 ticket includes a copy of the cookbook and 5×7 photo from Erik Tanner’s James Beard portrait series. Buy tickets here.


More metro Atlanta dining news


Garden & Gun Club to open at The Battery

South City Kitchen open at Hotel at Avalon

Chai Yo open in Buckhead

Build-your-own salad chain Chopt coming to Atlanta

The team behind The General Muir bringing barbecue to Summerhill

Java Cats Cafe to open second location in Marietta

Max’s Coal Oven Pizzeria open at Perimeter Mall


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