Why Choose Our Destination?
Home to the fourth-largest convention center in the U.S., Atlanta is known as a premiere meeting, tradeshow and convention destination, but this hub of the Southeast has much more than meeting space for convention attendees, and even more is on the way. More than $2.5 billion in development is opening in Atlanta over the next five years. Our walkable convention corridor includes event space and a flexible hotel portfolio to host meetings of any size. The Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) offers more than more than 1.4 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space. The city’s facilities don’t end there. Also downtown, Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart and 200 Peachtree accommodate everything from small board meetings to large-scale events. Top attractions like World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium and Inside CNN Studio Tour double as unique event facilities, making meeting in Atlanta all about options. Two new options for flexible event space come online in 2014. The Center for Civil and Human Rights opened in June, while the College Football Hall of Fame opens adjacent to the park in late August. More than 10,000 hotels rooms housed in 24 hotels within the convention corridor make it easy for attendees to walk from their hotel right into the meeting. Seventy percent of these rooms are in six hotels – Atlanta Marriott Marquis, Hilton Atlanta, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Omni Hotel at CNN Center, Sheraton Atlanta, and The Westin Peachtree Plaza. The metro-Atlanta area boasts more than 90,000 rooms, assuring a visitor can find the perfect accommodation at just the right price point.
Distance from airport
- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
16.09 km from city center
Meeting attendees who wish to mix a little pleasure with their business travel can take time out for shopping in Buckhead, the Beverly Hills of the Southeast, or bring the family along for outings to Six Flags over Georgia, Stone Mountain Park, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, and Zoo Atlanta. Atlanta’s extensive art scene and rich history create cultural offerings unmatched in the South. Explore Atlanta from the Civil War through the Civil Rights Movement at the Atlanta History Center and Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, or The Center for Civil and Human Rights. Take in a play or concert at the historic Fox Theatre or Woodruff Arts Center and view masterpieces at The High Museum of Art. For those with an appetite for sports, Atlanta will soon be home to the College Football Hall of Fame, opening August 2014. Take an evening to explore one of Atlanta’s in-town neighborhoods. Head over to West Midtown for award-winning dining and trendy boutique shopping or visit East Atlanta for live music, bar hopping and street art. Want to cheer on the home team? Atlanta is home to MLB’s Atlanta Braves, the NFL’s Falcons, WNBA Dream and NBA Hawks, meaning no matter the time of year, there is bound to be a game to catch. Beginning in 2017 Atlanta will also be home to an MLS team, which will play in the Falcons’ new state-of-the-art retractable roof stadium, scheduled for a 2017 completion. In Atlanta, our award-winning dining scene is reinventing Southern style with locally-sourced menus and down home inspiration. Atlanta chefs serve up dishes from the new kitchen of the old South, putting their own spin on grandma’s traditional southern favorites. And we’re not talking just any chefs, but James Beard Award-winning chefs. Atlanta chefs have received James Beard Award semifinalist nods 46 times in the past six years, and in 2012, Linton Hopkins and Hugh Acheson brought home medals when they tied for Best Chef, Southeast. Though the accolades continue to roll in, the city’s dining scene remains approachable and experiential. For a dining experience like no other, visit Top Chef Kevin Gillespie’s Gunshow. Here you will find communal seating and delectable Southern bites served dim sum style. Get to know your neighbor and make new friends feel like old ones at this one-of-a-kind restaurant.