Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB) serves as liaison between meeting planners, tour operators and its 850 member organizations. ACVB positions the city as the leading destination for conventions and tourism through proactive sales and marketing programs, while its dedicated convention services team works with each meeting to ensure a successful event from start to finish. The organization's efforts support Atlanta's $15 billion hospitality industry, generating nearly 53 million visitors to the city each year. Visit atlantameetings.com for more information.
Home to one of the largest convention centers in the U.S., Atlanta is known as a premier convention destination, but this hub of the Southeast offers much more than just meeting space.
Getting to Atlanta is a breeze with 80 percent of the U.S. population within a two-hour direct flight. Four compact meeting districts are connected by MARTA, Atlanta’s public rail system, and are located less than 20 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Atlanta’s walkable convention and entertainment district offers more than 12,000 hotel rooms, 730,000 square feet of hotel meeting space and nearly 300 dining options within a one-mile radius of Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC). GWCC provides more than 1.4 million square feet of exhibit space, but the city’s event facilities don’t end there.
Unique spaces like Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart, Southern Exchange at 200 Peachtree and top attractions like National Center for Civil and Human Rights, College Football Hall of Fame, Georgia Aquarium, CNN Studio Tours and World of Coca-Cola make meeting in Atlanta all about options. The Atlanta Streetcar provides another easy way to traverse the city, connecting GWCC, major attractions, hotels and nightlife options within its 2.7-mile loop. Atlanta will welcome $188 million in new hospitality development planned for the next two years. At the center of that evolution is the GWCCA 2020 Vision, which will expand the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) adding a multi-use expansion hall that will create 1M+ GSF of contiguous exhibit space (nearly 1.5M GSF overall), as well as a new headquarter hotel, Signia Hilton. The opening of the state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz Stadium in 2017 and a re-imagining of Centennial Olympic Park will make the 200-acre campus one of the most comprehensive in the country, offering side-by-side facilities for conventions, sporting events, live entertainment and more.
Known as the "heart of the arts," Midtown is the seat of Atlanta’s arts and cultural community. The district offers more than 4,600 hotel rooms and 198,000 square feet of hotel meeting space for small to mid-sized meetings. After breaking, attendees can enjoy extraordinary exhibits, musical performances and entertainment for all ages at award-winning venues like Alliance Theatre, Fox Theatre, High Museum of Art and Museum of Design Atlanta.
Locals and visitors alike congregate at Piedmont Park, Atlanta's favorite green space, for festivals and concerts. This district is also home to some of the city’s best restaurants, trendy boutiques and chic nightclubs.
Buckhead melds the fast pace of a dynamic business center with the city's most exquisite restaurants, upscale shops and exciting nightlife options to create the ultimate in luxury. The neighborhood reigns supreme when it comes to high-end accommodations, with more than 5,400 hotel rooms and 197,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza and The Shops Buckhead Atlanta provide lux shopping options that add to this neighborhood’s posh profile.
Buckhead melds the fast pace of a dynamic business center with the city's most exquisite dining, shopping and nightlife options to create the ultimate in luxury. The neighborhood reigns supreme when it comes to high-end accommodations, with more than 5,400 hotel rooms and 197,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
However, the best part of Atlanta lies not in its concrete and steel, but in its people. From convention services to concierge, Atlanta’s collaborative hospitality industry makes any meeting run flawlessly.