Located just 20 minutes from Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Georgia, enjoys all of the first-class amenities of this large city without the frantic pace of a busy downtown. At the same time, Sandy Springs boasts 20 miles of shoreline next to the Chattahoochee River and 11 parks city-wide. With more than 2,800 hotel rooms and plenty of Sandy Springs event venues, the city presents a unique value opportunity.
The city benefits from the nearby Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, serving 89 million passengers a year, and MARTA transit, which operates several bus lines in the city.
There are 20 hotel venues in Sandy Springs, and options for meetings and events include the newly renovated Westin Atlanta Perimeter North, which features impressive amenities – a private lake, outdoor pool and fourth-largest health facility in the nation – and over 20,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space. Its tiered amphitheater is perfect for trainings and seminars of 45 guests. The grand ballroom can seat up to 1000 people, while 18 additional meeting rooms range in size from 425 square feet to 1,750 square feet. The 372-room property also boasts high-speed Internet access and an experienced convention services staff.
Also in Sandy Springs, the 224-room Hilton Atlanta Perimeter has 4,000 square feet of space. Its meeting rooms range from the 1,600-square-foot Azalea Ballroom and the 1,800-square foot outdoor poolside patio to the 20-person executive boardroom. The Sheraton Atlanta Perimeter North has two meeting spaces, the largest of which spans 1,895 square feet. The Courtyard Atlanta Perimeter Circle, Hyatt Place Atlanta/Perimeter Center and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Atlanta North Perimeter also offer meeting space.
Sandy Spring' outdoor spaces are great options for less traditional meeting spaces. A popular community gathering place for festivals and concerts, Heritage Sandy Springs is also the perfect spot for private events of 10 to 1,000 people. Recently completed, Heritage Hall offers a rustic, 3,000-square-foot event option, while the Heritage Board Room welcomes VIPs with 280 square feet of well-equipped space. The 14,000-square-foot Entertainment Lawn is also available for outdoor events of up to 1,000 people.
Dining venues in Sandy Springs include such well-known chains as Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and Kobe's Steaks, as well as Ray's on the River, which can host up to 110 for private dining.
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