With so many great places for groups to meet, stay and play in the ATL Airport District, there's no time to lose. Get inspired and grab ideas for your next meeting or convention with our 3-day sample itinerary.
Afternoon Arrival & Check-In
From the moment you land at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), you’re in the ATL Airport District—already surrounded by an amazing selection of unmatched convention facilities, elevated meeting and group hotels, diverse dining options, and a variety of nearby attractions.
The convenience of meeting in the District doesn’t even come close to stopping there. Upon arrival, attendees can hop on a free, 2-minute ATL SkyTrain ride or a complimentary shuttle to check in at one of the hotels around the Gateway Center Campus—like the Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway or the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway.
Featuring 7,000+ rooms within a 3-mile radius of the airport—such as the Atlanta Airport Marriott and Westin Atlanta Airport hotels—and 30+ mostly renovated or new hotels with onsite meeting space, the District offers plenty of choices from the most respected lodging brands, unlimited flexibility and options in budget and capacity.
Connections Pair Well With Cuisine
After your group gets settled into the hotel, it’s time to kick off the event with a welcome reception and dinner at The Corner Grille. Located in the heart of College Park, the restaurant serves up incredible Cajun-influenced food and features an upstairs private dining space for up to 35—ideal for smaller gatherings and networking opportunities.
As the evening comes to a close, groups can make their way back to their hotel and enjoy a late-night libation onsite or relax and get rested for day two in the District.
Start the second day of meeting in the District off right. Groups can grab breakfast at their hotel on the convention campus or take a short drive to College Park to enjoy the eclectic vibe and local flavors featured at The Breakfast Boys—which also offers private dining for up to 65.
Meet at the Center of It All
It’s time to participate in some productive meeting sessions. Attendees can walk or shuttle (depending on if they’re staying at a hotel on campus or one within close proximity) to the 400,000-square-foot Georgia International Convention Center (GICC), the world’s only convention center connected to a major airport. With 150,000 square feet of exhibit space and 16,000 square feet of meeting space, the GICC offers the best in facilities, technology, GBAC-certified safety, logistics, customer service and catering.
Speaking of Catering…
The morning of meetings has worked up quite the appetite. Luckily, lunch is being catered by Proof of the Pudding, the exclusive in-house F&B provider for the GICC and the Gateway Center Arena. The company provides innovative restaurant-quality cuisine crafted from the freshest ingredients and custom menus made for your unique group and event.
Walk It Off to One More Session
After lunch, your group will take a short 5-minute walk over to the 3,500-seat Gateway Center Arena for their last general session of the day. The Gateway campus is poised to help you get your daily steps in. Attendees can also take advantage of the approximately 1-mile sidewalk loop around the GICC to help keep you energized for that next session.
**Fun Fact: The arena is the official home to the professional WNBA team, the Atlanta Dream, and to the Atlanta Hawks G-League team, the College Park Skyhawks.**
Drink & Dine in the District
Once meetings conclude for the day, groups can head back to their hotel to freshen up for a fun happy hour and delicious dinner at some of our top spots to sip and savor in the ATL Airport District. Head over to Hapeville for craft beer and small bites at Brass Tap or Arches Brewing, which features an eclectic taproom and spacious outdoor beer garden for hosting unique offsite outings and events.
Located just a hop, skip and a jump away, groups can enjoy a taste of authentic Thai cuisine with dinner at Paper Plane. Plus, the restaurant features outdoor patios with plenty of seating and private dining space, and it is available for a full buyout.
After an evening of great food and good times, your group can go back to the hotel and gear up for their last day in the District.
Make the Most of the Last Meeting Day
It’s time for your group to get up, grab breakfast and gather one last time at the GICC for final sessions and closing remarks. Once the meeting is over, attendees will go enjoy an early afternoon lunch at Brake Pad Restaurant and Bar to refuel and get ready for a unique group experience in the ATL Airport District.
Group Experiences from Porsches to Planes
For car lovers in the group, the Porsche Experience Center Atlanta fulfills that need for speed. This state-of-the-art facility includes a gallery of the brand‘s classic cars, an on-site restaurant, a driving simulator lab and a test track where attendees can take a spin in sporty style.
Explore a unique attraction that allows groups to take to the skies with tours on the ground. The Delta Flight Museum features vintage and modern planes, a Boeing 737 flight simulator, interactive exhibits, rare artifacts and more.
Cocktails & Cuisine to Cap It All Off
There’s no better way to end the day than with casual post-activity cocktails at The Rooftop at the Overland. Located on the eighth floor of the Kimpton Overland hotel, the spacious, open-air lounge features panoramic views of the action taking place on the track at the Porsche Experience Center and the runways of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
For the final group dinner, your attendees can enjoy the finely crafted, seasonal cuisine offered at Volare Wine & Bistro. With a chic, charming atmosphere and food made with fresh ingredients hand-picked from local farms and vendors, the restaurant is a great spot to send off a successful meeting.
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