Atlanta scores big with Super Bowl LIII hotel occupancy

Centennial Olympic Park - Downtown Atlanta
Centennial Olympic Park - Downtown Atlanta

Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau announces hotel occupancy in the city of Atlanta surged the weekend of Super Bowl LIII at 96 percent, according to data from Smith Travel Research. This is a 94 percent increase from the same period in 2018.

“This is a tremendous win for our entire hospitality community as we welcomed 150,000 out-of-state visitors for Super Bowl LIII,” said William Pate, president and CEO, Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau. “It was truly a citywide effort as our partners, hotels, restaurants, attractions and 10,000 Team ATL volunteers greeted guests with our famous Southern hospitality.”

From Friday, Feb. 1 to Monday, Feb. 4, the NFL required over 20,000 rooms on peak nights in the metro area and secured 100 venues for Super Bowl-related events. Downtown Atlanta’s 12,000 hotel rooms within a mile of Mercedes-Benz Stadium allowed fans to easily walk to the game and nearby festivities. Of the 15 official events sanctioned by the NFL, 13 took place on the Super Bowl campus.

Super Bowl LIII marked the third time in 25 years Atlanta hosted the marquee event.