New developments transform future meetings
Named as one of Lonely Planet’s “Best in the U.S.” destinations, Atlanta’s hospitality portfolio will experience more than $486 million in new product over the next two years. 2021 will continue to see the expansion of Atlanta’s hotel portfolio—across Downtown, Midtown and Buckhead. The city is gaining new hotel properties, expanding world-class venues and renovating existing facilities, creating an ever-evolving destination for visitors.
Convention Center Campus Developments
Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) campus, which includes Georgia World Congress Center, Centennial Olympic Park, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium, is the largest combined convention, sports, and entertainment campus in North America with even more exciting new developments on the way. Highlights include the Signia by Hilton Atlanta opening in 2023, newly opened Exhibit Hall BC, pedestrian promenade and transportation depot. For additional information on GWCCA’s campus developments, click here.
For the most up-to-date information on Atlanta’s new developments, please explore the timeline below.
CHATTAHOOCHEE FOOD WORKS
Celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern and Robert Montwaid recently welcomed Atlanta’s new 22,000-square-foot food hall. This upper Westside culinary concept offers guests over 30 diverse eateries with an eclectic bar and spacious indoor and outdoor seating.
BELLYARD ATLANTA HOTEL
Marriott’s newest Tribute Portfolio hotel recently opened at the Interlock in West Midtown. Bellyard is a boutique hotel housing 161 suites and guest rooms, bar and lounge, rooftop pool and 7,000 square feet of in- and outdoor special event space for meetings.
AmericasMart will introduce Atlanta NEXT/AtlantaNext, a transformation of building and facility improvements to enhance the convention experience of its 7.2 million-square-foot campus.
HYATT CENTRIC BUCKHEAD
16-story hotel accessible to Lenox Square’s MARTA station with 4,00 sq. ft. of meeting space and 360 degree views of Buckhead and Downtown.
New 10-story, 200 room hotel concept conversion plans to feature more than 8,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, rooftop views of Atlanta’s skyline in walkable Buckhead Village will open in late 2021.
One of Atlanta’s newest site redevelopments is taking place at 1105 West Peachtree. A span of 3.5-acres are set to be transformed into a retail and office space with a 170-plus room hotel featuring conference and event facilities. Atlanta’s food-focused hotel is a foodie’s paradise. A wine lover’s dream. A place for Connoisseurs of Life to indulge in exceptional experiences.
GWCCA PEDESTRIAN PROMENADE AND TRANSPORTATION DEPOT
Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s campus connections continue to make experiential improvements. The newly planned promenade will provide a pedestrian-friendly walkway along Andrew Young International Boulevard. The transportation depot will relieve congestion and traffic conditions for passenger loading and unloading, busses and rideshare options directly in front of the convention center.
FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON ATLANTA DOWNTOWN
Sheraton will launch their 124-room Four Points property in Downtown in 2021. The hotel will feature a spacious lobby, full service restaurant and 1,000-square-foot gym.
This 112-key room boutique hotel will be conveniently located on Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail near Ponce City Market. Mrs. P’s Bar & Kitchen, dining lounge will offer Southern eats and unique libations.
A new series of immersive experiences and event space recently made its way to Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail, July 2021. Adventurous sights include the world’s first virtual safari, outdoor cocktail bar, cafe and more.
EMBASSY SUITES ATLANTIC STATION
Atlantic Station will welcome a 181-key Embassy Suites hotel in 2021. The hotel will feature 3,000 square feet of meeting space, an indoor swimming pool, fitness center and a ground-floor restaurant.
Dream Atlanta, Buckhead 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.
COURTYARD/ELEMENT BY MARRIOTT
Totaling 282-guestrooms, meeting space and 1,000 sq. ft. terrace, this 14-story dual property will be located on Ponce de Leon Avenue across from Fox Theatre.
MOTTO BY HILTON
Hilton will debut the first U.S. location of its new micro-hotel brand, Motto, in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. The property is scheduled to open in 2021 and will feature 125 rooms.
KIMPTON SYLVAN HOTEL
The luxury boutique, 216-room hotel is a transformation of a historic 1950s residential building. The IHG property features a ground-floor restaurant and bar, courtyard dining and drinking venue, private pool, rooftop lounge and 3,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
Phipps Plaza will undergo a $200 million renovation and add a 150-room Nobu hotel with a 10,000-square-foot restaurant, featuring Japanese cuisine, a 12-story office tower and a 90,000-square-foot Life Time Athletic fitness center.
On The Horizon
An InterContinental hotel is set to be built on the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport campus. This will be the only 11-story, 300-room and the first hotel within walking distance of the domestic terminal.
Newport RE US has invested more than $100 million in the purchase of 48 of downtown Atlanta’s historic buildings and development sites across eight city blocks along Peachtree, Mitchell and Broad Streets, as well as Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The project aims to revive these buildings into retail, creative office and loft apartments and offer public spaces and improved walkability.
KIMPTON IN MIDTOWN
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants announced construction for its third boutique hotel in Atlanta, scheduled to open in 2022. As part of the planned landmark Midtown Union complex, the new 230-room hotel will offer a ground-level chef-driven restaurant and bar, a second-story bar and lounge and 5,400 square feet of meetings and events space. Located in the Arts Center of Midtown at 17th Street and West Peachtree Street, the Kimpton in Midtown will bring in much of the neighborhood’s vibrant arts and culture scene to its own innovative exterior and interior design to become a beacon for local and out-of-town guests alike.
SIGNIA BY HILTON ATLANTA HOTEL
Across from Georgia World Congress Center’s Building C, a brand new Convention Center luxury, high-rise, four-star hotel is set to open late 2023. The new headquarter hotel by Hilton will feature 975 guest rooms, 75,000 square feet of meeting space, a destination-themed bar, signature restaurant, premium wellness amenities and rooftop pool.
The 50-acre Gulch renovation project to soon be known as Centennial Yards will see 12 million square feet of residential, retail shops, offices, restaurants and boutique hotels of up to 1,500 rooms.
157-room hotel located along Marietta Street, north of Centennial Olympic Park, adjacent to Hyatt House.
HARTSFIELD-JACKSON ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT DEVELOPMENT
ATL Next is a $6 billion modernization project including new protective canopies over the upper roadway terminal curbside pick-up and drop-off areas, an extension and increased efficiency of the ATL Plane Train system, parking deck replacements near both the North and South terminals, and developing a 4-star hotel and travel plaza – projects that will enhance the airport for decades to come. An InterContinental hotel is also set to be built on the airport’s campus.
GEORGIA AQUARIUM EXPANSION
The largest aquarium in the Western hemisphere is even bigger with a redesigned entry and a new gallery featuring sharks. The latest exhibit, Sharks! Predators of the Deep, features 1.2 million gallons of water, offering a new experience for guests and doubles as an event space.
HAMPTON INN & SUITES AT ARTS CENTER
Located at West Peachtree and 15th streets, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Atlanta Midtown offers 186 guest rooms. The 20th floor features an indoor and outdoor rooftop bar and lounge area showcasing skyline views of Midtown.
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. The 200-room hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, rooftop bar and more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space.
SAVANNA HALL AT ZOO ATLANTA
Savanna Hall at Zoo Atlanta is a one-of-a-kind event space overlooking the African Savanna exhibit. African elephants and other species roam the habitat offering views from two terraces and a ballroom.
THE CANDLER HOTEL ATLANTA
The Candler Building, one of downtown Atlanta’s iconic structures, was transformed into a Curio hotel, a luxury brand from Hilton. The hotel has been renovated with 265 guest rooms, 6,000 square feet of event space and a restaurant from famed chef, Hugh Acheson.
GEORGIA WORLD CONGRESS CENTER EXHIBIT HALL BC
The $55 million expansion project features a new 100,000-square-foot exhibit hall affixed between the convention center’s Buildings B and C, creating over one million square feet of contiguous exhibition space. This new fixed gateway allows the facility to compete for the industry’s most in-demand trade shows, conventions, and expos, while offering its largest annual events to expand as their businesses grows.
CENTENNIAL OLYMPIC PARK RENOVATION
Centennial Olympic Park recently completed a $27 million renovation featuring several upgrades to the 21-acres which served as the centerpiece for the 1996 Summer Olympics. This includes the addition of a pedestrian gateway, additional parking space, a multi-use operation building and the removal of the Metro Atlanta Chamber building. The park’s entrances are upgraded and the amphitheater seating expanded by 800 seats.
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