Atlanta’s hospitality portfolio will experience more than $700 million in new product over the next three years. The city is gaining new hotel properties, expanding world-class venues and renovating existing facilities, creating an ever-evolving destination for visitors.
Atlanta’s influential paved path continues to expand and offer new locations to explore. Eastside Trail opens extensions through Old Fourth Ward and Reynoldstown. Across town, the 3-mile Westside Trail connects several southwest Atlanta neighborhoods. Along the trail is the food and beverage district housing several local concepts, including Monday Night Brewing’s, The Garage and Wild Heaven Beer.
AmericasMart will introduce Atlanta Next a transformation of building and facility improvements to enhance the convention experience of its 7.2 million square foot campus.
The 161-room Bellyard Hotel provides four varieties of suites and guestrooms. The property is located at The Interlock development on Atlanta’s Westside and features sweeping views of the city skylines.
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.
The 282-room, dual-branded property features four floors under the Marriott Courtyard flag and four floors under the Marriott Element brand. Located adjacent to Fox Theatre, the hotel is home to The Ponce Room Bar & Kitchen.
Element Atlanta Buckhead marks the debut of the stylish and eco-focused hotel brand in Atlanta. The 164-room property is located in the heart of Buckhead.
Atlantic Station has welcomed a 181-key Embassy Suites hotel, featuring 3,000 square feet of meeting space, an indoor swimming pool, fitness center and ground-floor restaurant, Brickstones Kitchen and Bar.
One of the city’s newest hotels is food-focused Epicurean Atlanta in the Midtown neighborhood, highlighting culinary experiences. The property features the Reverence restaurant, The Office Bar and a culinary theater – a space with stadium seating equipped with monitors to host events featuring cooking techniques, mixology and wine-tasting.
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.
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.
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.
Steps away from some of Atlanta’s most upscale shopping is Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta. The 218-room property also provides a restaurant and rooftop bar for scenic views of Buckhead and beyond.
Illuminarium Atlanta is an experiential attraction and immersive event space along Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail and was the first of its kind. Situated just south of Ponce City Market, this unique facility offers an outdoor café and nighttime bar experience.
Kimpton Sylvan Hotel transformed of a historic 1950s residential building into a boutique 217-room hotel. The 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.
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 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 new Scent Discovery exhibit at World of Coca-Cola pairs visitors with a Coca-Cola Ambassador to guess the origin of a variety of scents. Guides educate guests on the anatomy of smell – from reception to perception – to determine which aroma profiles and Coca-Cola beverages may become new favorites.
Located in one of Atlanta’s most stylish neighborhoods, Thompson Buckhead provides 201 guestrooms. The property also features classic Italian-American fare at Dirty Rascal, an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar and lounge and 10,000 square feet of meeting space.
The building housing Wylie Hotel was originally built in the 1920s. The property has brought back the front historic portion of the building into a vibrant neighborhood restaurant and bar, Mrs. P’s Bar & Kitchen. The hotel provides 111 guestrooms in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, steps away from Ponce City Market.
Kimpton Wade Hotel will open in Midtown as a 12-story boutique property. The 230-guest room property will be located at 17th Street and West Peachtree Street, in the heart of the neighborhood.
Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham will transform Atlanta’s Downtown skyline, offering resort suites and a rooftop bar, situated along Centennial Olympic Park.
Phipps Plaza brings a new hotel, office space and fitness club to the upscale shopping destination. The nearly $200 million project add a 150-room Nobu hotel with a 10,000-square-foot restaurant, featuring Japanese cuisine.
Sheraton will 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.
Junction Krog District, a six-story development at the corner of Irwin Street and Auburn Avenue, is planned to bring new restaurants, office space and a public gathering space along the Beltline’s eastside trail.
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.
On The Horizon
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.
A Hilton hotel is set to be built on the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport campus. The property will feature 14 stories, 541 rooms and be the first hotel within walking distance of the domestic terminal.
Hilton will debut one of its first micro-hotel brands, Motto, in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. The property will be a part of an $80 million mixed-use project that sits a few blocks from Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. The hotel will feature 125 rooms, designed to be smaller and more efficient with common areas for guests to engage each another.
Located in the heart of Downtown, Signia by Hilton Atlanta, with 900-plus guest rooms, will be constructed on the campus of Georgia World Congress Center. The convention center hotel will offer both meeting planners and travelers an elevated experience—from chef-driven restaurants to over 70,000 sq. ft. of event space.
The 12-acre, four-block historic shopping center in the heart of Downtown will be reimagined as development across the city continues.
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