When my mom and I visited Alpharetta, Georgia outside of Atlanta earlier this summer, I had no idea I was in for a huge dose of nostalgia. You see, as a kid, I always pined after the beautiful American Girl dolls in the catalogs that came in the mail every so often and dreamt of designing one that looked just like me. Although I never got one of the dolls for Christmas, I did somehow manage to survive – ha!
Long story short: if you want your child (or yourself – I won’t judge) to have the full American Girl experience, Alpharetta is where you want to come. Start by staying at the Marriott Atlanta Alpharetta, where you can request an American Girl upgrade package for your room and be dazzled by fun pink accessories from check-in to check-out.
The American Girl package, available on Friday and Saturday nights, includes all kinds of fun surprises for up to 3 girls per room:
- One Pink Deluxe Guest Room decorated with pink duvets, pink towels, pink amenities and pink bathrobe to use during your stay
- Unique American Girl check-in experience with personalized welcome letter
- American Girl-sized travel bed to take home
- Breakfast in Vidalia’s restaurant
- American Girl Very Important Girl (V.I.G.) card redeemable for a treat in our gift shop
- Entry into the quarterly drawing to win an American Girl Doll
If you’re celebrating a birthday, you can even add the Happy Birthday package for even more fun, including a tiara and princess wand at check-in! (See above photo.)
Not far away is the Alpharetta American Girl store – the only American Girl store in Atlanta – where you can have tea and snacks in the cafe alongside doll friends, shop for accessories for your doll, or visit the American Girl salon to have your doll cleaned or have her hair refreshed and styled.
The store carries the full American Girl line, including the classic BeForever dolls like Samantha and Addy, Bitty Babies, and the Truly Me Dolls where you’re sure to find one that looks just like you.
Seeing this store made me wish I had a doll of my own again! I guess I’ll just have to wait and have a daughter someday…
Want to book a special American Girl weekend for a little lady in your life? Contact the Atlanta Marriott Alpharetta and ask about the American Girl package, and don’t forget you can add the Happy Birthday package as well!