Discover the Value of the District

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Once you’re wheels down at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, everything you need to meet up is closer than you think. The ATL Airport District is a vibrant cluster of cities at the doorstep of the world’s most traveled airport that delivers world-class service with an easy, authentic vibe.

With the only convention campus directly connected to a major U.S. airport and 30+ group and meeting hotels within a 3-mile radius, all with complimentary transportation, the District gives planners unlimited flexibility and options in budget and capacity.

The anchor of the District is the walkable Gateway Center Campus – home to the Georgia International Convention Center (GICC) – which is connected to baggage claim by a free, 2-minute ride on the ATL SkyTrain. The campus features six hotels (with still more in development). Best of all, accommodations on campus and beyond are priced 30% less than comparable lodging options in downtown Atlanta!

Inside the GICC, planners have 400,000 ft2 of meeting space, all-on-one-level, at their disposal:

  • 150,000 ft2 – nearly column-free exhibit space
  • 90,000 ft2 – pre-function space
  • 16,000 ft2 – meeting space
  • 40,000-ft2 – ballroom (metro Atlanta’s largest)
  • 100,000-ft2 – adjoining 5,000-seat arena

Right next door, the Gateway Center Arena offers additional space for meetings and events. Both the Arena and the GICC enjoy exceptional in-house catering by Proof @ GICC whose imaginative chefs deliver fresh, memorable experiences that are miles above typical convention fare.

Beyond the Gateway Center Campus are the tree-lined cities that make up the District. Attendees will enjoy the historic downtown areas where incredible public art abounds and locally-owned restaurants serve up a flavorful taste of Southern hospitality. Teams can toast to collaboration on a rooftop bar, at a local brewery or pub, or sip cocktails in a chic lounge.

There’s no shortage of unique venues and experiences in the District. The Porsche Experience Center offers boardroom spaces overlooking two test tracks and luxury sportscars as well as thrilling team-building opportunities. Events reach new heights in the Delta Flight Museum’s artfully renovated 1940s airplane hangars, and the interactive Backstage Tour of Chick-fil-A’s headquarters is a fun team outing. If that isn’t enough, the District is just 10 miles from popular downtown Atlanta attractions.

The ATL Airport District is truly convenient from anywhere and connected to everywhere with value in spades. The dedicated team at Atlanta’s alternative CVB is on standby to help make planning your next meeting or event a soaring success.

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