Thursday, February 17, 2011

W Atlanta Downtown Welcomes New Manager of Bar Happenings

Nightlife Entrepreneur Pablo Henderson Joins W

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. announced the addition of Pablo Henderson as Manager of Bar Happenings for W Atlanta Downtown. Henderson, a leader in the Atlanta nightlife scene and a well-known entrepreneur, joins W Atlanta Downtown to oversee bar programming at DRINKSHOP, Living Room and WETBAR. With more than fifteen years of bar and club marketing and operations experience, he will be a great asset to the bar team at W Atlanta Downtown.

“When you mention the bar business in Atlanta one of the first names you hear is Pablo Henderson. We could not have asked for a better complement to the existing bar leadership team at the hotel,” commented Tim Dahlen, W Atlanta Downtown’s General Manager. “His knowledge of the market, the industry and downtown Atlanta area has us confident he will continue to set trends and create relationships while surpassing expectations at our award-winning bars.”

Pablo’s career began at The Limelight in London, England, where he was born and raised. The Limelight was a door opener for Pablo and not only taught him the tricks of the trade; it laid the groundwork for his entry into the nightclub industry in America. Pablo’s entertainment career took flight after college graduation when he became a Managing Partner at Goldfinger, and one of the youngest club owners in the city. Through the years, Pablo has put his mark (literally and figuratively) on the city of Atlanta’s cultural landscape with signature spots, restaurants and clubs located all over town. Pablo has proven he’s an influencer and took that to the next level when he began consulting for top nationally recognized restaurateurs including; Jeoffrey Chodorow (China Grill Management), Riccardo Ullio (U-Restaurants), Bob Amick (Concentrics) & the Kinjo Brothers (MF Restaurants). He is a graduate of Emory University with degrees in Psychology and French Literature and has served on the board of a number of non-profits including Embraced Atlanta and has volunteered with Ron Clark Academy, Soccer in the Streets and the Carter Center.

About W Atlanta Downtown: W Atlanta Downtown Hotel & Residences is an urban hideaway infused with lush natural elements promising the best in comfort and style. Opened in 2009 as the first newly built W Hotel in the city, this location thrives in the heart of downtown Atlanta where revitalization and rejuvenation beckon. Nestled amid major corporations and upscale city living, W Atlanta-Downtown provides a full contemporary lifestyle experience, featuring 237 stylish guest rooms, 76 W-branded residences, three destination bars including DRINKSHOP from New York-based master mixologist Sasha Petraske, the W living room bar, and WETBAR, the Atlanta debut of chef and restaurateur Laurent Tourondel’s BLT Steak, a glamorous zero-edge pool, signature Bliss® spa, state-of-the-art SWEAT® fitness facility with panoramic city views, more than 9,000 square feet of ultra modern meeting and event space, and the ultimate in Whatever/Whenever by way of a private helipad for guests on the go. W Atlanta Downtown has ensured every aspect of your stay will be the ultimate in southern comfort. For more information, visit or call to schedule a reservation 1.888.627.8187.

1 comment:

  1. Pablo will be a great asset to the W hotel. He possesses extreme value, through his mastery of setting the proper mood and energy, for any event. He has an uncanny ability to know exactly what the “buzz” is on the streets, and can get the most sought after crowd to follow. He has earned a reputation that is second to none, and is simply a great guy.

    It has been my great honor to do business with Pablo for well over 12 years. It has been an even greater honor, and my great fortune to have him as a friend.

    I congratulate the W hotel and Pablo for this new relationship; destined for emanate and lasting success!

    Glenn Goodhand IV
    Iris Promotion & Consulting


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