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Downtown Macon boutique hotel to include three public dining attractions

Opening in February 2022, Hotel Forty Five is downtown Macon's newest addition.
Opening in February 2022, Hotel Forty Five is downtown Macon's newest addition.

Hotel Forty Five, a soon-to-open hotel on Cotton Avenue in downtown Macon, is planned to have three different public attractions for local residents and hotel guests. 

The hotel is named for the unique 45-degree intersections in the intersection of Cherry and First streets with Cotton Avenue and Macon’s musical history — referring to a vinyl record. It will soon have a restaurant, rooftop bar and a coffee and wine bar all open to the public.

The restaurant, Loom, is a "signature chef-driven restaurant," according to the hotel's website. The name "Loom" is a reference to central Georgia’s textile history. Public Relations Manager Jackie Reardon said the restaurant would be more upscale than a traditional hotel restaurant while “staying true to its Southern roots.”

Their rooftop bar, Hightales, is going to be the only sixth-floor rooftop bar in Macon. Hightales was inspired by Macon’s musical history and wanted its offerings to reference the famous musical talent of the past and present that hail from Macon.

“Hightales, a play on the good ol’ highball cocktails and the many larger-than-life tales of the city, will provide Macon natives and tourists alike with a whimsical experience. Drawing from Macon’s iconic music scene, cocktails will be named after famous songs from bands who hail from Macon,” Reardon said.

The bar plans on having drinks inspired by the songs of local Macon artists, such as "Jessica," "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" and "Rearview Town" for the Allman Brothers, Otis Redding and Jason Aldean, respectively.

Their final attraction is the Reckon Coffee & Wine Bar. Unlike the other two attractions, Reardon said that the branding for the coffee and wine bar was branded in-house.

“It’s a fun tribute to the Southern term," Reardon said. "'I reckon it’s time for a strong cup of coffee!' It’s a versatile space serving coffee in the mornings, transitioning to wine and more in the evening."

Reardon said that Hotel Forty Five chose these attractions because they thought they would be a nice addition to the Macon community. Each amenity will be open to the public.

Hotel Forty Five is planned to open in February 2022.

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