The Town at Trilith is one of the most unconventional communities in Georgia. It is built around Trilith Studios in Fayetteville, and continues to grow along with the film industry in Georgia. Currently the state has a bustling film culture that brings in an astounding $4 billion each year to the state’s economy. And trecently the Town at Trilith continued to celebrate growth and success with the opening of the highly anticipated Trilith Guesthouse – with the theme of “inviting guests to awaken the storyteller within.”

“Today, the story of Trilith Guesthouse went from fantasy to nonfiction, with countless hours of careful planning and hard work finally becoming a reality,” said James Green III, General Manager of Trilith Guesthouse. “We’ve fulfilled our vision of creating a welcoming curated space for guests to enjoy open, spirited, and friendly socializing and imaginative exploration.”

According to Green, the 193-room boutique hotel is the first of its kind in the picturesque community. It is designed to “immerse guests in a scene and story of their own making through spaces, amenities, and experiences designed to inspire creativity and collaboration,” Green said. Central to every story at Trilith Guesthouse is the street-level Prologue Dining & Drinks and rooftop Oliver’s Twist Bar & View. Trilith Guesthouse is a member of Marriott International’s Tribute Portfolio of independent boutique hotels and features an interactive culinary studio, 17,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, a spacious pool, and multiple apartment-style residences.

“Paying homage to Dickens’ rags-to-riches classic, the hotel’s stylish fifth-floor rooftop bar, Oliver’s Twist Bar & View, offers a menu of elevated pub fare with a subtle nod to London, inventive “twists” on classic cocktails, and views of the Town at Trilith,” officials said in a prepared statement.

Trilith Guesthouse also offers more than 17,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.

This announcement and celebration comes as Georgia lawmakers announced that film tax credits are among those being looked at and analyzed for possible changes. Georgia currently has generous tax incentives for the film industry, and those in the industry point out that the state tax incentives and existing film infrastructure explain why the state has become known as the film-production Capital of the World.

Under a proposal announced by House and Senate leaders earlier this week, the state would raise the minimum required investment to be eligible for the film tax credit from $500,000 to $1 million. Companies would have to do more to get an extra 10 percent credit they can now receive for embedding the Georgia logo in projects. This proposal will start in the House, officials said.

This is the result of meetings held during the off-session and led by Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Hufstetler and House Ways and Means Chairman Shaw Blackmon. The committee was tasked with looking at whether a host of state tax breaks were giving taxpayers a good return on their investments.


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