Fresh, Clean & New Developments for Atlanta Meetings

Atlanta continues to grow as new hospitality developments and upgrades are expected over the next three years. 2020 sees the expansion of Atlanta’s hotel portfolio—across Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead—with even more exciting things to come in 2021 and beyond. With new and improved attractions, office and retail space, the continued transformation of the city’s convention and entertainment district will flourish for future Atlanta meetings and events.

What’s New & Now Open in Atlanta – 2020

Georgia Aquarium Expansion
The largest aquarium in the Western hemisphere just got even bigger with a redesigned entry and one of the most dynamic new shark exhibits in North America. Georgia Aquarium’s newest gallery, Sharks! Predators of the Deep, which doubles as an event space and opened in the fall of 2020, features 1.2 million gallons of water, offering a new experience for meeting attendees.

Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
Coming off a $12 million renovation, the 1,059-room Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center is ready to debut its newest features before the year’s end—including a redesigned lobby and four new food and beverage concepts. With new additions as well as its existing 45 meeting rooms across 120,000 square feet of function space and its 10,080-square-foot Atrium Terrace allowing both social distancing and outdoor gathering, the hotel is primed for meetings and events.

Hyatt Place Centennial Park
Conveniently located near Centennial Olympic Park and the Georgia Aquarium, this full-amenity hotel houses 174 rooms and approximately 2,100 square feet of meeting space.

Reverb by Hard Rock
Hard Rock International has opened its first Reverb by Hard Rock hotel on Centennial Olympic Park Drive next to Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta. The 200-room hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, rooftop bar and more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space.

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Atlanta Midtown
The brand new Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Atlanta Midtown offers 186 guest rooms and features an indoor and outdoor rooftop bar and lounge area with meeting space for up to 40 guests on the 20th floor—all while showcasing skyline views of Midtown.

The Bonsai Room at Umi
As the desire for outdoor dining grows, popular Buckhead Japanese restaurant Umi responded with the addition of The Bonsai Room, a 576-square-foot covered patio available for full buyouts. The restaurant’s expansion has audio capabilities and can host 40 for a seated dinner or 50 for reception-style events and meetings.

See more of Atlanta’s recent upgrades, developments and new hotel openings that occurred in 2020.

Sunset at Centennial Olympic Park in Downtown Atlanta

Coming Soon to Atlanta – 2021

Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart
Opening early 2021
Through the Atlanta Next strategic initiative, AmericasMart will introduce building and facility improvements to enhance the convention experience of its 7.2 million-square-foot campus. 

Phipps Plaza
Phased opening beginning summer 2021
Phipps Plaza brings a new hotel, office space and fitness club to the upscale shopping destination. The nearly $200 million project adds a 150-room Nobu hotel with a 10,000-square-foot restaurant.

1105 West Peachtree
Opening spring 2021
One of Atlanta’s newest site redevelopments is taking place at 1105 West Peachtree and is set to house a Marriott Autograph Collection hotel. The 178-room hotel will boast a full-service, culinary-driven concept, as well as conference and event facilities and an activated terrace integrated into the Midtown skyline on the 9th floor. 

Kimpton Buckhead Hotel
Opening early 2021
The luxury boutique, 216-room Kimpton Buckhead will be a transformation of a historic 1950s residential building. The property will feature an on-site restaurant and bar, courtyard dining and drinking venue, a rooftop lounge and 3,000 square feet of event space.

Four Points by Sheraton Atlanta Downtown
Opening summer 2021
Sheraton will soon launch their 124-room Four Points property in Downtown. The hotel will feature a spacious lobby, full-service restaurant and 1,000-square-foot gym. 

Courtyard by Marriott/Element by Westin
Opening mid-2021
Totaling 282 guest rooms, and with meeting space and a 1,000-square-foot terrace, this 14-story dual property will be located on Ponce de Leon Avenue across from Fox Theatre in Midtown.

See more of Atlanta’s upcoming developments and new hotels slated to open in 2021.

Atlanta Midtown in the Fall
📷 Gene Phillips,

On the Atlanta Horizon – 2022 & Beyond

Wyndham/Margaritaville Vacation Club Resort
Opening early 2022
The Wyndham/Margaritaville Vacation Club resort will transform Atlanta’s Downtown skyline with 22 floors of brand-new suites, situated along Centennial Olympic Park.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Hotel, Travel Plaza
Opening late 2022-early 2023
An InterContinental hotel is set to be built on the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport campus. It will be the only 11-story, 300-room hotel within walking distance of the domestic terminal. 

Dream Atlanta, Buckhead
Opening 2023
The Dream Atlanta, Buckhead hotel will feature 200 guest rooms and suites, 90 private residences, a spa and wellness concept and five dining and nightlife venues, including a 17,000-square-foot rooftop pool bar and lounge. Talk about meeting in luxury!

Signia by Hilton on GWCC Campus
Projected to open late 2023-early 2024
Georgia World Congress Center Authority plans to build a luxury, high-rise, four-star hotel across from Building C. The new headquarter hotel will feature close to 1,000 rooms and connect to the Georgia World Congress Center.

Centennial Yards
Atlanta’s $5 billion Centennial Yards megaproject will provide 12-15 new city blocks on 40 acres of land in the heart of downtown Atlanta—and 12 million square feet of residential space, retail shops, offices, restaurants and boutique hotels of up to 1,500 rooms. Work is expected to begin late 2020-early 2021, and the project will take between 10–15 years to fully complete.

See more of Atlanta’s new developments and hotels on the horizon for 2022 and beyond.

The Best Is Yet to Come

Atlanta is gaining new hotel properties, expanding world-class venues and renovating existing facilities, creating an ever-evolving destination for future meeting and event attendees. Learn more about the city’s exciting new things to come by reaching out to Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, or submit your RFP to start planning at one of Atlanta’s newly opened developments.

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