Welcome to Cvent's Meeting and Event Planning Guide to the ATL Airport District. Just a 10-mile drive from the heart of downtown Atlanta, the ATL Airport District serves as the home of the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC). The District offers visitors a chance to experience the kind of energy that can only be found where industry, technology, creativity and history meet. It is an ideal location to host tradeshows, meetings and corporate events, and is a fantastic place to stay and still be within minutes of metro Atlanta's famed arts, culture, sports, and nightlife. The ATL Airport District offers more than 8,000 hotel rooms with free airport shuttle service provided. In fact, the 403-room Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway and the 147-room Springhill Suites Atlanta Airport Gateway along with a newly constructed 204-room Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway, and the GICC, are all located on the Gateway Center campus.
One of the ATL Airport District's most convenient meeting travel features is its resident Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The airport spans a staggering 6.8 million square feet terminal complex with unparalleled amenities. The airport's SkyTrain, connects the terminal to both the GICC and the airport Rental Car Center via a short 2-minute, free ride, operating 24/7/365 and makes the GICC the only convention center in the world directly connected to a major airport.
The GICC spans a staggering 400,000 total square feet, all on one level with a flat roof design, which affords total quiet despite its near-airport location. Opened in 2003, the GICC offers 150,000 square feet of nearly column-free exhibit space (divisible into four exhibit halls); 90,000 square feet of pre-function space; 16,000 square feet of meeting space; and a 40,000-square-foot ballroom.
Aside from the GICC, the ATL Airport District offers a great variety of exciting nearby unique venues, just minutes away. Delegates can hold events in newly renovated airplane hangars originally constructed in the 1940s at the Delta Flight Museum; gather amid the world's largest aquatic collection, including manta rays and whale sharks, at the stunning Georgia Aquarium; sample more than 100 Coca-Cola brand flavors from around the world at the World of Coca-Cola; hold court next to great pandas, gorillas, and more at Zoo Atlanta; and marvel at a 13,000-work permanent art collection at the High Museum of Art, among many other unique attractions.