Why Atlanta for Your Next Meeting or Event?
With several major new hotels in the pipeline and the expansions of the Georgia World Congress Center now completed, the city's group appeal keeps growing.
CONVENTION CENTERS: Georgia World Congress Center
; exhibit space, approximately 1.4 million square feet; number of meeting rooms, 106; (404) 223-4200Georgia International Convention Center
; exhibit space, 150,000 square feet; number of meeting rooms, 10; (770) 997-3566
TAXES: Room tax, 8.9 %; sales tax, 8%; total tax on hotel rooms, 16.9%, plus $5 per room, per night
CONTACT: Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau
, (404) 521-6600
New & Coming Soon to Atlanta
• Construction has begun on the Signia by Hilton Atlanta hotel, which will sit on the Georgia World Congress Center's campus. The 1,000-room property is expected to open in late 2023.
• The 218-room Hyatt Centric Buckhead will debut in mid-December 2021. The hotel will have more than 3,700 square feet of event space, including three meeting rooms, one social space and one boardroom. Two restaurants are also expected.
• The new 200-room Dream Atlanta, Buckhead is expected to open soon. Among the hotel's offerings will be a spa and wellness facility; five dining and nightlife venues, including a 17,000-square-foot rooftop pool bar and lounge; and an as yet undetermined amount of meeting space. The dual-tower development also will include 80,000 square feet of office and retail space.
• The Georgia World Congress Center has completed a 100,000-square-foot expansion project. The addition of the new exhibit hall brings the venue's total exhibit space up to more than 1 million square feet.
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More Meeting Hotels & Event Venues
Among the city's major meeting properties are the 1,663-room Atlanta Marriott Marquis, 1,260-room Hyatt Regency Atlanta, 1,249-room Hilton Atlanta, 1,073-room Westin Peachtree Plaza and 1,038-room Omni Hotel at CNN Center.
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Learn everything you wanted to know (and then some) about a mighty American icon at the World of Coca-Cola. The museum has several spaces for private events, including a tasting room.
Transportation in & Around the Area
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, about 10 miles south of downtown Atlanta. Transfer cost by taxi, $30
Top 10 Restaurants in the Big Peach
Opt for some of the area's best dining spots.
- Bone's Restaurant - Steakhouse
- La Grotta Ristorante Italiano - Italian
- Canoe - American
- Nan Thai Fine Dining - Asian, Thai
- Desta Ehtiopian Kitchen - African
- Babette's Cafe - French, Italian, Spanish
- Nikolai's Roof - Contemporary
- Eight Sushi Lounge - Japanese
- Aria - American
- Herban Fix Vegan Kitchen - Asian, Fusion