A unique destination comprised of three cities between Atlanta’s buzzing downtown and the world's most efficient airport is already one of the best assets meeting planners can have in their back pockets. But it’s what’s inside these vibrant cities that continue to create buzz and appeal for planners and association groups alike.


Planners are perking up thanks to our elevated hotels, the only convention center campus connected to a major airport in the country and unbeatable affordability. Meanwhile, our urban hotspots brim with food, culture and character, inspiring attendees to plot their own adventures. This is no ordinary association destination.


Here’s why the ATL Airport District turns attendance from maybe to must-attend.


A Higher Value for Every Attendee

It's a balancing act to keep costs down while providing groups with an exciting meeting experience, but the District simplifies this with our elevated hotels' reasonable rates—typically saving planners 30% on amenities—and convenient connectivity.


Attendees can take the speedy ATL SkyTrain from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport directly to the Gateway Center Campus—the home of the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC). They can also take advantage of complimentary hotel shuttle service or hop on Atlanta’s affordable rail and bus transit system, MARTA, to get around.


You can also save big by taking advantage of our exclusive deals. The District has partnered with local businesses and select Atlanta attractions to pass on savings for food and beverage, sports events, museum tours, and more to planners hosting events here.



A Convention Center Campus with Accessible Accommodations for Large Groups

Few destinations rival the District’s convenience and selection of accommodations for large meeting groups, especially when meeting on the Gateway Center Campus.Gateway Center Campus 2D Map_Dec '23


The campus features six hotels within walking distance of the GICC, including:

The GICC—Georgia's second-largest convention center for meetings and trade shows—not only puts attendees near 950+ hotel rooms, but also various dining options and attractions. Your group can easily walk to eateries like Champions Beer Garden & Patio or Hickory & Hazel Southern Table and Bar or check out cool places such as the Delta Flight Museum, the Historic College Park Golf Course, or Porsche Experience Center Atlanta, just minutes away.



Meeting and Group Hotels to Fit Any Group's Size 

Beyond the Gateway Center Campus are dozens of hotels within a 3-mile radius of the airport that together offer over 6,000 rooms and a variety of meeting spaces. Smaller meetings will feel right at home at Hotel Indigo Atlanta Airport - College Park, Holiday Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport North or Hapeville's Kimpton Overland Hotel. Need more space? Host a banquet for up to 800 attendees at the Atlanta Airport Marriott. There's a hotel here in the District that can seamlessly meet your group's needs, all with complementary shuttle service to and from the airport.


Countless Extended-Stay Options

The meeting may be over, but the fun doesn’t stop in the District. Our captivating destination is filled with fun things to do solo or with colleagues, family and friends—like exploring the local culinary scene or shopping. Plus, with our close proximity to Atlanta’s many attractions, the experiences for extended stays are endless.


If you’re interested in art and culture, attendees can tour exhibits at the High Museum of ArtAPEX MuseumAtlanta Printmakers Studio, or Hapeville Depot Museum, or catch mesmerizing performances at Push Push ArtsAcademy TheatreAlliance Theatre, or the fabulous Fox Theatre.


When it comes to getting outside, there are numerous activities to get your attendees out and active. They’ll love going on a private guided bike tour with Outback Bikes, walking the Phoenix Trail or Atlanta Beltline, or seeing animals up close and personal at Zoo Atlanta.



Value-Aligned Destination Services

The District is proud to offer services that align with the values of your association groups. If your organization prioritizes inclusivity,  you’ll find it simple to plan a memorable, inclusive meeting experience here. Our helpful CVB team is happy to connect you with local businesses and minority-owned partners and suppliers as well as match you with the right ​​accessibility services to ensure your event is both inclusive and ATL Airport District poses at the Atlanta Community Food Bank holding a sign with the amount of meals sorted.accessible for all attendees.


For groups focused on voluntourism, the District is full of corporate social responsibility (CSR) opportunities to take advantage of before and after your meeting. Your attendees can volunteer and support different nonprofits here, including Atlanta Community Food Bank, CSRconnections, Goodr Co, Love Beyond Walls, and The Metro Atlanta Urban Farm.



Track Record of SuccessAtlanta Airport Marriott Team at GHLA

Saying the District is a premier destination for meetings, conferences, and trade shows, is one thing, but we have the accolades to prove it. Our award-winning destination was recognized extensively at the Georgia Hospitality and Lodging Association's (GHLA) Hospitality Stars in November 2023. We won in various categories, including Outstanding Management, Food and Beverage, and Community Service.




Ready to plan a can’t-miss association meeting in the District that your attendees won’t forget? Contact us or submit your RFP to get started.