The Hybrid Event Revolution in Atlanta

As more talk surrounding hybrid and virtual events started gaining traction as a solution for safely meeting in a socially distanced world, planners and CVBs had to adapt—and Atlanta’s hospitality community did just that.

The Basics

First things first, what are hybrid meetings and events? Essentially providing two experiences in one event, you’re engaging both an in-person audience and a virtual audience. Atlanta’s hotels, venues and suppliers have become keen on how to provide hybrid options with sophisticated virtual capabilities and upgraded technical operations for meetings and events.

The Elite Fleet

Six of downtown Atlanta’s major convention hotels make up more than 60 percent of the hotel rooms within the walkable convention and entertainment district, providing the latest and greatest in state-of-art technology assets for hybrid and virtual events.

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1. Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Known as an architectural gem in Atlanta, it’s also suited for synchronized events with the nearby Georgia World Congress Center and its virtual and hybrid offerings. The hotel itself boasts its own tech services, such as quality video conferencing, TV production providers and impeccable projector equipment ideal for accommodating in-person and virtual attendees.

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2. Hilton Atlanta

Hybrid options at this modern convention hotel are easy to come by with in-house presentation services on-site, video conferencing availability, and other business tech amenities to accommodate your in-person and virtual attendees.

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3. Hyatt Regency Atlanta

This landmark Peachtree Street hotel not only has the largest hotel ballroom in Georgia, but it also has the tech services to support its event spaces with incentives such as complimentary standard Wi-Fi for up to 100 attendees in meeting rooms using in-house A/V.

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4. Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center

Connected to State Farm Arena and Georgia World Congress Center, the Omni Atlanta Hotel may be attached to virtual technology’s best assets, but it also touts its own tech capabilities—like the innovative, customizable OmniLink sales tool—to accommodate the hybrid lifestyle of meetings and events.

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5. Sheraton Atlanta Hotel

Meet on a different level with a deal at Atlanta’s Sheraton Hotel, which has partnered company-wide with 24Slides to offer a 40 percent discount on 24-hour turnaround professional presentation design services for your hybrid and virtual events. Pair that with expert A/V technician support, LCD screen projectors and a TV production service provider, giving hybrid audiences two experiences at one event is a cinch.

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6. The Westin Peachtree Plaza Atlanta

You can bet the fourth tallest hotel in the Western Hemisphere with an award-winning restaurant on the 71st level is bound to have the best of the best technology capabilities to accommodate a hybrid meeting or event.

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Notable Mentions:
W Atlanta – Midtown

Outside of the Downtown convention campus, hybrid options are available at W Atlanta – Midtown linked up with PSAV as a platform and production partner for facilitating successful virtual and hybrid event experiences at their hotel. Helping to sort out meeting types, whether it’s hybrid, a webinar, web conferences or trade shows and exhibits, the platform ensures the hotel puts on a successful meeting experience—hybrid or fully virtual.

Grand Hyatt – Buckhead

Just beyond our Midtown meeting district, Buckhead provides more options fit for hybrid meetings at Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. Recently awarded with GBAC STAR accreditation for overall hotel cleanliness, guest safety and care, Grand Hyatt Atlanta is prepared to ensure the success of your next conference or small meeting. Their full-service team is equipped with the latest cutting-edge technology and access to PSAV partners that are ready to heighten your meeting attendees’ in-person or virtual experience.

The A{CVB}-Team for Hybrid Help

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) event services can help planners drive attendance for meetings—both in-person and virtual. The A{CVB}-team and meeting partners have adapted and adopted upgraded tech capabilities and new methods to help pave the way for hybrid and virtual events in our city. Contact our team to learn more. 

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