Atlanta continues to grow as $876 million in hospitality development is expected over the next two years. 2018 will see the expansion of Atlanta’s hotel portfolio and the continued transformation of the city’s convention and entertainment district.

2018

Westside Trail

 

Atlanta Beltline

Atlanta’s influential paved path continues to expand and offer new locations to explore. The recently completed, 3-mile Westside Trail connects several southwest Atlanta neighborhoods. Along the trail is a new food and beverage district housing several local concepts, including Monday Night Brewing’s, The Garage. Across town, Eastside Trail has opened a new one-mile extension through Cabbagetown and Reynoldstown to Kirkwood Avenue.


RFD Social

 

RFD Social

Housed in the iconic tower at Ponce City Market, RFD Social offers new spaces for leisure gatherings or meetings. The 10th floor lobby and bar, The Parlour, joins a private events venue on the 11th floor named The Roebuck Room. The floor is divided up into two conference rooms and another area for large gatherings up to 175 people. RFD Social’s name comes from the 1920s radio program, Dinner Bell R.F.D. (Radio Farmer’s Democracy), which broadcast from the former Sears & Roebuck tower.


SpringHill Suites

 

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Atlanta Downtown

Marriott expand its SpringHill Suites by Marriott brand into downtown Atlanta. The new 170-room hotel is located across from Pemberton Place on Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard.


Canopy by Hilton

 

Canopy by Hilton Atlanta Midtown

Atlanta welcomes the city’s first Canopy by Hilton hotel. The property, located in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood, features 176 rooms, four suites and 3,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. The Canopy will neighbor many of Atlanta’s arts destinations including High Museum of Art, Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.


Cyclorama

 

Atlanta History Center

Visitors have much to see at Atlanta History Center with expansions and new offerings upon the completion of the 23,000-square-foot Lloyd and Mary Ann Whitaker Cyclorama Building opening this fall. The facility is the new home of the massive Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama painting, restored to its intended size at 42 feet high and 358 feet long. It joins the refurbished historic Texas steam engine. Atlanta History Center will add a seventh garden, its first major addition in three decades, and an elevator lift within historic Swan House to make it accessible to guests with disabilities.


Hotel Clermont

 

Hotel Clermont

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, Tiny Lou’s and a rooftop bar.


AC Hotel Marriott Moxy

 

AC Hotel by Marriott/Moxy

The dual-branded AC Hotel by Marriott and Moxy hotel will debut in Atlanta’s Midtown neighborhood. The combined property will feature 288 rooms, deck-top amenity space, a rooftop bar and pool. A pedestrian connector named the “Arts Walk” will allow guests to easily access the Midtown Arts District.


Philips Arena

 

Philips Arena Renovation

Philips Arena will undergo renovation to create a 360-degree connected concourse, improved sightlines and state-of-the-art video capabilities. The arena serves as the home of the NBA Atlanta Hawks and WNBA Atlanta Dream.


Curio Hotel

 

Curio Hotel by Hilton

The Candler Building, one of downtown Atlanta’s iconic structures, will be transformed into a Curio hotel, a luxury brand from Hilton. The building will be renovated as a 265-guestroom hotel.


COP

 

Centennial Olympic Park Renovation

Centennial Olympic Park is undergoing a $27 million renovation and receiving several upgrades to the 21-acres which served as the centerpiece for the 1996 Summer Olympics. The project includes the addition of a pedestrian gateway, additional parking space and  a multi-use operations building. The park’s entrances will be upgraded and the amphitheater seating will be expanded by 800 seats.

2019


Zoo Atlanta

 

Zoo Atlanta

Grand New View opens in 2019 at Zoo Atlanta with a one-of-a-kind event space overlooking an all-new African savanna exhibit. African elephants and other species will roam new and expanded habitats. Other project highlights include a refreshed entry plaza.

2020


Georgia Aquarium Expansion

 

Georgia Aquarium

The largest aquarium in the United States is getting even bigger with Expansion 2020. Georgia Aquarium will open a redesigned entry and add a new gallery featuring sharks. Set to open in fall 2020, this extension continues the Aquarium’s conservation and education efforts, offering a new experience for guests.

On the Horizon


Hard Rock Hotel

 

Hard Rock Hotel Atlanta

Hard Rock International will open a 220-room Hard Rock Hotel Atlanta on Centennial Olympic Park Drive next to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The hotel will include an outdoor swimming pool, rooftop bar and more than 10,000 square feet of meeting space.


GWCC Hotel

 

Convention Center Hotel

Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) plans to build a high-end convention hotel across from Building C. The proposed hotel is expected to be an 1,010-room, high-rise, four-star hotel.


Airport Hotel

 

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Hotel

An InterContinental hotel is set to be built on the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport campus. This will be the first hotel within walking distance of the domestic terminal.


BeltLine Hotel

 

Atlanta BeltLine Hotel

 A 140-room boutique hotel is planned in Old Fourth Ward near Krog Street Market. It will sit along an extension of the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail that extends from Irwin Street to Edgewood Avenue. The new property will also feature two restaurants, a rooftop bar, retail space and 3,000 square feet of meeting space.


SLS Hotel

 

SLS Atlanta Hotel & Residences

The first SLS-branded hotel is set to be built in Midtown. The 42-story tower will include 213 hotel rooms and 56 condo residences. The property will also house international food and beverage options. 

Element Hotel Buckhead

 

Element Hotel - Buckhead

A 166-room Element Hotel is planned for Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood to a new mixed-use project at Piedmont and Lenox roads. Buckhead Hotel Group LLC brings the first Element property to the city, an extended-stay brand from Marriott International.


Tru by Hilton

 

Tru by Hilton

Porsche Experience Center plans for a second hotel at its North American headquarters. Atlanta’s first Tru by Hilton will be a 179-room property, creating a connected campus with the neighboring Solis Two Porsche Drive hotel. Hilton Worldwide launched Tru in 2016, aimed at appealing to millennials with its affordable rates.


Element Hotel Downtown

 

Element Hotel - Downtown

An additional Element Hotel is planned in Downtown at the corner of Marietta and Mills streets neighboring Pemberton Place. The Element brand features natural light, modern design and healthy options with eco-minded sensibilities.


Fairfield_Towneplace Suites

 

Fairfield Inn & Suites and Towneplace Suites

A dual-branded, 194-room Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites and Towneplace Suites is anticipated at 524 West Peachtree Street. The circa-1918 office building expects to undergo a $40.7 million transformation near Emory University Midtown Hospital.


Hampton Inn Midtown

 

Hampton Inn & Suites Midtown

North Point Hospitality Group Inc. proposed a 152-room Hampton Inn & Suites at West Peachtree and 15th streets, near the MARTA Arts Center Station in Midtown.