For Immediate Release: 
April 8, 2022                                                                                                                         

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Lindsay Hamm | 

The James Madison Inn Under New Ownership and Operations Oversight

Madison, GA. (April 8, 2022) – A former Madison resident and real estate developer has announced his acquisition of the 19-room James Madison Inn, Merchant Hall (previously Madison Tea Room) and Variety Works in downtown Madison, GA. The properties will be managed and operated by MMI Hotel Group, which already manages Hotel Simone, a 24-guest room inn on St. Simons Island, GA, for the same owner. 

“We are very excited to acquire this well-maintained and historically-charming property in the heart of Madison,” said Kelly Mahoney, Principal of James Madison Ventures. “By working with MMI Hotel Group, we look forward to the implementation of their long-standing knowledge in best practices and operating initiatives to enhance the experience of this property, which we believe offers immense potential.” 

Ideally located in one of Georgia’s largest historic districts, The James Madison Inn boasts seventeen individually themed luxury guest rooms and two well-appointed suites. This boutique hotel sets the stage for a true celebration of local art and culture. Through paintings of acclaimed Madison landmarks, specially designed bath amenities, custom furniture created by local artisans and unparalleled service, each room and suite at The James Madison Inn brings local traditions and Southern charm to life for every guest. 

With careful attention to detail, modern technology, and the serenity of historic Madison, The James Madison Inn offers a variety of meeting and event venues. The hotel's indoor and outdoor spaces create dynamic working environments and provide both formal and rustic social settings guaranteed that gatherings are both productive and unforgettable. 

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ABOUT THE JAMES MADISON INN Located in historic downtown Madison, GA, The James Madison Inn is within walking distance of antebellum homes, graceful parks, stellar shops, art & antique galleries, spas and fine dining options. Its well-appointed guest rooms and suites offer a unique and lavish way to experience all the local area has to offer. By uniting renowned Madison, Georgia’s timeless beauty with exceptional accommodations this boutique hotel offers guests the best in luxury and Southern hospitality. For more information, please visit 

ABOUT MMI HOTEL GROUP MMI Hotel Group is a private, full-suite hotel management company focused principally on people. Currently serving team members based at full-and focused-service products across the Sun Belt, this third-generation company has established a tradition of successful partnerships grounded in old-fashioned Southern hospitality. MMI prides itself on a culture that embraces best practices to generate superior results, but it is the diversity of the MMI portfolio – franchised and independent, corporate and lifestyle brands – that serves as an enduring competitive advantage. For more information, please visit

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