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Atlanta is no stranger to meetings and events of substantial proportions. In early 2019, Super Bowl LIII called Atlanta home, along with the city's largest convention (which saw 50,000 people in attendance).
The transformational developments throughout downtown's convention and entertainment district alone have completely redefined the potential for citywide meetings. But even beyond the blueprint, there are so many aspects of this extraordinary city that will help you plan a seamless experience for your large groups.
To keep it light, here are three.
Fun Venues for Everyone
Being a hub for some impressively large events, Atlanta sees an array of visitors—doctors, pro-level athletes or fans of MomoCon. So, having attractions that appeal to any and all is a huge benefit for the city's convention scene. You can opt for larger-scale events at the colorful and expansive Georgia Aquarium, a pop-culture icon event at The World of Coca-Cola or a more formal affair at the Georgia Freight Depot. With so many distinctive venues in Atlanta, it can be hard to choose the right space. If you're feeling overwhelmed, send ACVB an RFP and relax while they take the reins.
Comfort within Walking Distance
The downtown convention campus includes a variety of high-starred hotels (including "The Big 6"). From the ritzy Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta and the dependable Atlanta Marriot Marquis to the boutique charm of the Ellis Hotel, you'll have plenty of variety when it comes to rooms and meeting space! But even if there's a citywide sell-out crisis, ACVB offers some great trackable rooming services, helping you house attendees when you need it most. Let's recap: walkable hotels, room variety, and a specialized lodging system? Easy peasy!
Making Your Meeting Extra
Great meetings are talked about for years, and ACVB wouldn't have it any other way. The team partners with you in every aspect of the meeting process. Firstly, here's a handy timeline to follow to make sure you're checking off the to-do list. For the particulars, here's a list of everything a planner can imagine—logistics services, transportation, flame eaters, designers, florists ... the needs and possibilities are endless. The CVB also provides literature for pre-meeting correspondence and has a visitor center right on campus! With all these services, you'd almost have to be trying to plan a bad meeting in Atlanta!
Send an RFP now to be on your way to the perfect meeting!