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    Fall in the Emory Community

    Last updated 1 day 2 hours ago

    Happy Fall to our friends and community.  The staff at the Inn is writing to thank you for staying with us  and to welcome you when you come again.  Parents’ Weekend?  I hope you are considering participation in our Preferred Parents’ Program. For more information, please contact me.

    I thought you might appreciate ideas to make your stays with us more comfortable. Here they are…

    • Unpack and place your luggage out of sight (in the closet, soon to be new, in your larger than usual room)
    • Bring something from home, a favorite tea cup, photos
    • Enjoy good coffee and tea…peruse our selection of teas and have a fresh cup of coffee morning till night in the lobby. If you are a fan of Starbuck’s,, head to Emory Village and the Emory Bookstore  or to ChocoLate at Emory Commons,
    • Bring something beautiful and natural into your room to give it life, a few stones, seed pods, local grasses or a bouquet from Publix at Emory Commons
    • Take over the bedside table with a good book, a favorite notepad, or travel clock
    • Visit  a local produce market around the Emory campus

    (Taken from the writings of Romy Ash, in Kinfolk, Volume ll, 2014)


    Happenings  in the area during the rest of October

    • Oct. 23 6pm Jazz on the Green Patterson Green Schwartz Center for Performing Arts 1700 North Decatur Road
    • Oct. 23 7pm Mummies & Mixers Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall, Level Three 
    • Oct. 24 12pm Tanya Stambuk, pianist Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall, 571South Kilgo Circle NE Atlanta, GA 30322 
    • Oct. 25 8pm Emory Choral Concert: Sunrise, Schwartz Center for Performing Arts Emerson Concert Hall  1700 North Decatur Road Atlanta, GA 30322
    • Oct. 26 12 pm Babar the Elephant - Chamber Music Concert, Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall, Level Three, 571 South Kilgo Circle NE Atlanta, GA 30322


    Founder of The University Inn at Emory passes away

    Last updated 9 months ago

    John Stuart Thibadeau January 16, 2014

    John Stuart Thibadeau, 88, of Cumming, GA died on January 16, 2014. Born in Atlanta, GA.

    John graduated from Druid Hills High School and Georgia Tech. He served in the US Navy during WW II as a Lieutenant. In 1949 John founded the Thibadeau Company with his brother Bill – involved in real estate development, construction and sales. In 1978 he sold his share of the company to his brother and established Thibadeau-Burton Realtors with his sons. He was a founder and Past President of the Georgia Multiple Listing Service. John served on the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the East Metro Division of the C& S Bank and a Director of the Visual Understanding Company.

    Many honors were given to John for his professional work. He was named Decatur Lions Club Man of the Year in 1967; was Past President and voted Realtor of the Year two times for DeKalb County; Past President and Realtor of the Year, State of Georgia Association of Realtors; served on the Executive Committee and Regional Vice President of the National Association of Realtors servicing Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. In 2012, he was elected to the Georgia Realtor Hall of Fame.

    Throughout his life, John gave back to the community through his volunteer work. He served a variety of leadership positions at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church; Department of Human Resources, State of Georgia; Chairman of Decatur-DeKalb YMCA Board of Management – and founded the Health Club; Trustee of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association; active with American Cancer Society, DeKalb County; President of Briarcliff High School PTA; President, Druid Hills Lions Club – voted best in Georgia; Director, Druid Hills Golf Club; Trustee, Methodist Children’s Home; Director, Atlanta Area Boy Scouts of America and Assistant Scout Master Troop 231.

    The University Inn at Emory Welcomes Former Guests of the Emory Inn

    Last updated 11 months ago

    If youâ??ve ever stayed at the Emory Inn in Atlanta you are used to accommodations with a personal touch and special Southern hospitality. Since the Emory Inn has closed its doors on September 3rd of 2013, many previous guests may now feel like they have lost their comfortable home away from home when staying in the Decatur-Emory University-Druid Hills area. However, nothing could be further from the truth, as The University Inn at Emory is ready to welcome former guests of the Emory Inn with open arms! The University Inn at Emory is located directly across the street from the Emory University campus and is well-within walking distance to that and other great places in the historic Druid Hills area. Our family-owned and operated Inn has been serving guests of the Emory area for 42 years. We pride ourselves on being a safe haven in the heart of this busy district. Our spacious rooms and personalized service allow us a tremendous advantage over the cookie-cutter chain hotels, which is something that former guests of the Emory Inn know all about and have come to expect. In addition to being within walking distance to the Emory campus and all it has to offer, we are located on the MARTA transit line, so our guests can venture out into any area of Atlanta, from the arts district in Midtown to the Centennial Olympic Park area, and even the shopping malls on the northside such as Lenox and Perimeter. Close by to our Inn, there are shops, boutiques, and restaurants, all easily within walking distance. Our Inn has free parking, provides free wireless internet, complimentary continental breakfast each morning and is pet-friendly. Many rooms are equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, and some even have full kitchens. We provide coffee and tea in the lobby as well as freshly baked cookies daily. And for our health-conscious guests, we do offer complimentary use of Emory Universityâ??s state-of-the-art fitness facility. We are also very close to many walking trails in the area, where you can take in the beauty of the fall leaves and feel the crisp breeze. If you are missing the comfort and personal service of the Emory Inn, we are here to help. Start booking your rooms at The University Inn at Emory and you will soon feel right at home again!

    Another College Year is Right Around the Corner, and So Are We!

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Emory University is one of the most prestigious schools in the southeast, and the highlight of the Druid Hills area of Atlanta.  As another school year rapidly approaches, many graduating high school seniors will be undertaking their first year in college, and their parents want to be nearby to help make that transition as comfortable for them as possible.

    The University Inn at Emory is conveniently located right across the street from the campus of Emory University, and is an ideal retreat for parents who want to be nearby as their child embarks on the time-honored tradition of starting a college career.

    Guests staying at The University Inn are within walking distance of the campus, just two blocks from the main entrance of Emory.  As freshman become acquainted with the buildings, classrooms, and recreation halls, their parents can relax in a comfortable, safe, quiet environment that caters to every guest’s personal needs.

    The University Inn is also very close to restaurants, shopping, and is even on the MARTA line, which is Atlanta’s rapid transit system.  Guests of The University Inn are welcome to use Emory’s free Cliff Shuttle, which not only goes around the Emory campus, but also to Emory Point, area malls, around the city of Decatur and  even into Midtown Atlanta to enjoy all of the tourist attractions that this stronghold of the south is known for.

    We provide our guests with a complimentary breakfast, coffee and tea in the lobby, and even a happy hour in the afternoons where beer and wine are served during the weekdays.  And pets are always welcome at The University Inn, which will help make the transition for your student easier if they can say a longer goodbye to Spot and Rover than just a quick pat on the head as they are hauling their luggage out the front door.

    Call The University Inn at Emory today for your reservation!  We are waiting for you!

    A Look at The University Inn at Emory

    Last updated 1 year ago

    Atlanta’s Emory University offers beautiful views and great attractions that appeal to both students and non-students. That is why so many visitors want to stay near this fun and lively part of town! If you want to visit Atlanta while staying close to Emory University, consider choosing a room here at The University Inn at Emory.

    Our Emory-area hotel first opened in 1971. Brothers John and Bill Thibadeau wanted to open an inn that gave visitors access to the sights and attractions found at and around Emory University. Today, The University Inn at Emory is home to three sets of buildings featuring 60 beautiful and inviting rooms! Guests are sure to enjoy their stay thanks to our many complimentary features, such as a deluxe continental breakfast, afternoon refreshments, wireless internet, and fitness facilities.

    If you want to learn more about The University Inn at Emory, contact us today! Give us a call at (404) 465-3549 to find out why our Atlanta hotel is the best option for any upcoming vacation.

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