Château Élan Winery & Resort in Braselton, North Georgia’s grande dame of a destination since 1985, recently completed an extensive $25-million renovation, including both updates and complete overhauls to such areas as 251 guest rooms and suites, four new food and beverage outlets, the resort lobby winery, pool terrace and spa. The new look, designed by Atlanta-based BLUR Workshop, aims to honor the estate’s 16th century appeal with fresh yet timeless design combining southern charm with French undertones. The goal is to introduce a new generation to this time-honored treasure. New additions include a Parisian café-style coffee and wine bar in the lobby, The Marc Bar inside the winery, and Louis’ House of Bourbon, a contemporary sports bar with a speakeasy feel. chateauelan.com
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