Nestled between bustling downtown Atlanta and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the ATL Airport District is one of the most connected and convenient destinations worldwide. The District is the perfect place for meetings and events, complete with an experienced team dedicated to creating a memorable event for attendees and surpassing the needs of each visiting organization. Some of the benefits of hosting events here include:
1. Easiest Access from Anywhere
Flying to the ATL Airport District is a breeze. Just a few minutes from the world’s most traveled airport, visitors can fly straight into Atlanta and easily access the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) via the free ATL SkyTrain. The elevated SkyTrain also connects the domestic terminal of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to the Gateway Center hotels, the Gateway Center Arena at College Park and rental car center. In addition, many of the District’s hotels include free shuttle service to and from the airport. Driving into the District? No problem, it’s easy to hop on or off I-85, I-285, I-75 or I-20.
2. Walkable and Convenient Accommodations
With several hotels within walking distance to the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC), event attendees can escape the hustle and bustle of downtown Atlanta in the District. The laid-back environment makes for an enjoyable stay at the Gateway Center Campus with hotel options such as the AC Hotel by Marriott Atlanta Airport Gateway, Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway, Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel and SpringHill Suites by Marriott Atlanta Airport Gateway. With more than 8,000 hotel rooms off and on campus, visitors can kick back and rest easy in the District after a day of productivity.
3. Georgia’s Second Largest Convention Center
With 150,00 square feet of exhibit space, a 40,000 square-foot ballroom, 16,000 square feet of meeting space and 90,000 square feet of pre-function space, the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) hosts everything from trade shows and corporate events to movie shoots and concerts. With flexible event space and a flat roof design that guarantees nearly complete silence inside, the GICC can accommodate large and small events for both business and leisure.
4. First-Class Client Services
With first-class marketing resources to help build event attendance combined with flexible options to meet the needs of each event, clients can depend on the District’s convention services team to offer an unmatched experience. When working with the ATL Airport District, complimentary client services that are provided include promotional copy, access to a comprehensive selection of photos and videos, custom digital postcards for event promotion, visitor guides and supplier suggestions for staffing, transportation, venues and much more.
5. Savory Dining Experiences
Event attendees don’t have to go far for a range of cuisine options, including traditional American fare, authentic Southern comfort food, Greek, Mediterranean, Thai and more. From the unique downtown eateries of College Park to the eclectic dining experiences in Hapeville, there is something for even the pickiest of eaters. The District reflects its diverse community with an incredible string of locally and minority-owned restaurants sharing different cultures, such as Virgil’s Gullah Kitchen & Bar.
With its ideal location, world-class event venues, tasty dining options, first-class client services and walkable accommodations, the ATL Airport District sets the standard for convenient meetings and events. Take a closer look around in this 360° virtual tour to get a bird’s-eye view of the whole District. Better yet, schedule a visit to the District and experience firsthand why it’s the best spot in metro Atlanta for hosting events.