While Atlanta is sprawling with towering buildings made of glass and steel, it is truly a city in the forest, dotted with expansive green spaces. This urban oasis is a multicultural haven for residents and visitors alike yet exudes Southern hospitality. Individuals from all walks of life add to the city’s charm and personality.
“Atlanta remains a top destination for business and leisure travelers,” said William Pate, president and CEO at the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. “Within the next two years, Atlanta will open an additional $188 million in new hospitality development, continuing to provide a new and refreshed destination for visitors for years to come.”
Hotel Clermont originally opened in 1924 and mirrors the phoenix-like history of Atlanta as it enters its new life as a modern, boutique hotel. Located in Atlanta’s Poncey-Highland neighborhood, the property features 94 rooms, an American-French brasserie serving up comfort food — Tiny Lou’s — and a relaxing rooftop bar.
James Beard award-winning chef Anne Quatrano’s latest restaurant, Pancake Social is now open at Ponce City Market. The 120-seat restaurant and coffeehouse with its North Avenue-facing patio serves all-day breakfast and brunch, including seven types of sweet and savory pancakes, like a pecan praline stack and sourdough waffles.
Groups can experience the signature features of Mercedes-Benz Stadium including stops at locker rooms, the field, Window to the City, Skybridges and 100 Yard Club. The stadium now offers five different types of tours for groups: educational/STEAM, engineering and architecture, technology, environment and sustainability, and art.
Lenox Square opened in 1959, beginning the Buckhead neighborhood’s shopping story. The mall remains one of the most popular shopping destinations in the city and includes a two-story Nike store, David Yurman, Free People, Burberry, Tumi and Zara. Groups can shop from over 250 stores and find dining experiences that fit every taste.