Take a look at three reasons why Atlanta should be your next citywide meeting destination.
1. There will be $876 million in completed developments by the year 2020.
A significant chunk of Atlanta's new developments is dedicated to the expansions, enhancements and additions to the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) campus. You won’t find campus evolution of this scale in any other destination in the country. Here’s what’s happening and what’s on the horizon:
- A multi-use expansion hall at GWCC will create over 1M sq. ft. of contiguous exhibit space (nearly 1.5M GSF overall), generating an abundance of connectivity and the ability to accommodate some of the industry’s largest events.
- The state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium (host of Super Bowl LIII) is located on campus and includes high-end meeting spaces, club suites and tastes of Atlanta’s best dining. The stadium’s new Home Depot Backyard features 11 acres of multi-purpose green space, adding even more meeting options for planners.
- Centennial Olympic Park, a renowned, 21-acre green and outdoor event space in the heart of Downtown, is getting a $27 million re-envisioning, including a pedestrian gateway, additional parking, expanded amphitheater and more.
- Located where the Georgia Dome previously sat on the west side of GWCC will be a new on-campus hotel. Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been selected as its headquarters hotel operator.
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2. Getting to Atlanta is easy.
Atlanta is the most accessible city. Period. It’s home to the world’s busiest and most efficient airport, where eighty percent of the country’s population is within a two-hour flight. The airport provides direct, non-stop access from more than 150 U.S. cities and 75 international destinations from six continents.
Upon arrival in Atlanta, groups are just 20 minutes away from Downtown. The rapid rail transit system, MARTA, is directly accessible from the airport’s baggage claim and has attendees in the heart of the city in the time it takes to enjoy their to-go coffee.
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3. The intown neighborhoods and districts are some of the most charismatic in the country.
Just a walk or short ride from Downtown, attendees will find walkable neighborhoods and meeting districts that are home to revamped retail spots, historic landmarks, fresh markets and award-winning restaurants and culinary artists. In fact, in the past five years alone, more than 57 Atlanta chefs have been named James Beard Foundation Awards semifinalists.
Located less than a mile north of Centennial Olympic Park, Midtown is a walkable meeting district, popular for its artful scenery, beautiful greenery, historic homes and epic patio dining.
Buckhead embodies Atlanta luxury with distinct, Southern charm. Attendees can explore high-end shopping districts, phenomenal restaurants and more.
In Atlanta's Eastside, your group can grab a beer at one of the city’s best bars in Virginia-Highland, catch one of the local shows throughout East Atlanta Village or browse the vintage shops at Little Five Points.
Atlanta's food-centric neighborhood, Westside, is also less than a mile from Centennial Olympic Park and is home to top art galleries, boutiques and acclaimed restaurants.
Need more reasons? Reach out to the citywide sales team at Atlanta CVB. They live and breathe the destination and will help make your next citywide the most successful yet.