Guest Rooms Get a $2M Facelift at Lanier Islands’ Legacy Lodge  Flagship Hotel at Southern Lakeside


Buford, Ga. – October 3, 2016 – Overlooking the water at its scenic perch above Lake Lanier, Legacy Lodge at Lanier Islands has become a favorite destination for couples, families, corporate groups and destination wedding parties in the years since its initial and incredible transformation from the former Emerald Pointe Hotel in 2008. By 2014, it had garnered the attention of Southern Living and soon became an esteemed member of the Southern Living Hotel Collection. That same year, the Lodge debuted a stunning $1.4 million conversion of its 77,250-gallon lap pool to a newly rebuilt leisure pool with bench seating all around the pool’s interior, two new 400 BTU pool heaters, salt water chlorination system, and the addition of an additional 3700 square feet of deck space fashioned with beautifully laid tile pavers – providing enough space to seat 200 people on deck. The following year, the hotel’s former Windows Restaurant was reimagined as an elegant farm-to-table concept called Sidney’s – in honor of Sidney Lanier for whom the lake is named. The restaurant now serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and often plays host to special dining events, such as the wildly popular seasonal Seafood Buffet. Today, Lanier Islands is proud to announce that it recently completed a $2M renovation of Legacy Lodge’s guest rooms, suites and corridors.