What do the Braves, Coca-Cola, and MailChimp have in common? These powerhouse brands call Atlanta, Georgia home—and for good reason! The southern metropolis is home to several professional sports teams, serves as a major hub for big business and innovation and boasts over 100 acres of urban park space nestled in between skyscrapers. With all of these desirable conveniences and lifestyle options, it’s no surprise that multiple meeting resources, including Cvent, Smart Meetings and USA Today, rank Atlanta as a top 10 U.S. meeting destination. So when it comes time to begin planning your company’s next conference or offsite meeting, consider the following benefits that Atlanta, Georgia has to offer.
Airport and Accessibility
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the world’s busiest airport and serves as a “global gateway” offering nonstop services to over 220 domestic and international destinations. Located within a 2 hour flight for 80% of the U.S. population, Atlanta is one of the most accessible and convenient cities for American travelers—and your meeting attendees. Commuting between the airport and city is just a short MARTA ride away. With a train stop located inside the airport, MARTA connects neighborhoods across multiple counties making ATL’s transit system a convenient way to travel while in the city. Not to mention, using public transportation will allow you to avoid some of Atlanta’s infamous traffic. But, if a little rush-hour traffic doesn’t scare you, there are plenty of options for personal transportation like Uber and taxi services.
The South – where the weather is warm, and the people are warmer. Atlanta’s southern roots and cultural diversity, offer a unique and inviting experience for out-of-town guests. Be prepared to make new friends as Atlantians are proud of their city, and quick to share local favorites and must-see sites. While your team may only be in town for business, we’re confident that Atlanta’s southern charm and hospitable people will put even the most buttoned up execs at ease.
Dining and Entertainment
Whether you’re looking to craft a curated local experience or play it safe with trusted national brands, Atlanta restaurants have something to offer everyone. Top culinary talent including Ford Fry, Anne Quatrano and Kevin Gillespie have influenced the city’s restaurant scene with high standards for service, creativity and hospitality. When choosing from Atlanta’s impressive selection of restaurants, your team is sure to enjoy a dining experience defined by good food and great conversation.
And if a post-meeting adventure is on your itinerary, Atlanta is bustling with entertainment options. Home to five professional teams, there is no shortage of excitement with year-round sporting events. From an evening spent outdoors in the Brave’s new SunTrust Park to cheering on the Falcons (or Atlanta’s new favorite team – ATL United) in Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta sporting events are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. But Atlanta isn’t just for sports-enthusiasts. Enjoy Broadway shows at Fox Theatre, art viewing at the High Museum, concerts at Phillips Arena or happy hour drinks at one of the city’s craft breweries. With endless options for fun and entertainment, your colleagues are sure to enjoy the city and stay busy after a productive workday.
A Meeting Space to Complement your Atlanta Experience
Roam Innovative Workplace is an Atlanta-based meeting space offering all-inclusive experiences for conferences and gatherings of up to 200 people. With five Metro Atlanta workplaces, Roam’s hospitality team can help you create a one-of-a-kind meeting with elevated catering offerings, design-enhanced spaces and customizable experiences. Ready to impress your team with an innovative meeting solution? Check out the Roam meeting experience and explore our Room directory to learn more.