Development in Atlanta

Atlanta’s hospitality portfolio will experience more than $188 million in development enhancements over the next two years. The city is gaining new hotel properties, expansions to its world-class attractions and renovations to existing facilities, creating an ever-evolving destination for our visitors.

2019


Westside Trail

Atlanta BeltLine

Atlanta’s influential paved path continues to expand and offer new locations to explore. Eastside Trail opens extensions through Old Fourth Ward and Reynoldstown. Across town, the 3-mile Westside Trail connects several southwest Atlanta neighborhoods. Along the trail is the food and beverage district housing several local concepts, including Monday Night Brewing’s, The Garage.


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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 neighbors many of Atlanta’s arts destinations including High Museum of Art, Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.


AC Moxy Hotel Atlanta

AC Hotel by Marriott/Moxy

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


Centennial Olympic Park - Downtown Atlanta

Centennial Olympic Park Transformation

Centennial Olympic Park completes a $27 million renovation to the 21-acres which served as the centerpiece for the 1996 Summer Olympics. The park's entrances have been upgraded with an additional pedestrian gateway, new greenspace and an Olympic ring installation honoring the site's history.


Kimpton Overland Hotel

Kimpton Overland Hotel

The 214-room Kimpton Overland Hotel launched in early 2019, near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, with 9,500 square feet of meeting space as well as a restaurant and rooftop lounge. The property is adjacent to Porsche Experience Center Atlanta and overlooks the facility’s test track.


Atlanta Cyclorama

Cyclorama - Atlanta History Center

Visitors have much to see at Atlanta History Center with expansions and new offerings, including the completion of the 23,000-square-foot Lloyd and Mary Ann Whitaker Cyclorama Building. 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.


Alliance Theatre

 

Alliance Theatre

Alliance Theatre completed a $32 million renovation, headlined by The Coca-Cola Stage. The newly designed space moves the audience 15 feet closer to the stage, creating a more intimate room to better connect with the actors and each other. The renovation also includes two new rehearsal halls, new dressing rooms, green room spaces and a costume shop. 


Curio Hotel

Candler Hotel Atlanta - July

Curio Collection by Hilton opens its first hotel in Atlanta in the historic 17-story Candler Building, built in 1906. Candler Hotel Atlanta is located in Downtown, featuring 265 rooms, 6,000 square feet of event space and a restaurant from famed chef, Hugh Acheson.


Home2 Suites by Hilton Atlanta Airport

Home2 Suites by Hilton Atlanta Airport - August

Home2 Suites by Hilton introduces its newest Atlanta property, adding to the city's expansive portfolio. The 99-suite, six-story hotel sits within minutes of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.


Hyatt Centennial Park

Hyatt Place Centennial Park - August

Hyatt Place Centennial Park neighbors Georgia Aquarium and other downtown Atlanta attractions. The 175-room hotel features a pool, fitness center and 2,100 square feet of meeting space.


Exhibit Hall BC Rendering

Georgia World Congress Center B/C Hall- December

Georgia World Congress Center sees its first major expansion since 2002. The $55 million expansion project features a new 100,000-square-foot exhibit hall affixed between the convention center’s Buildings B and C that, once complete, will create over one million square feet of contiguous exhibition space. This new fixed gateway will allow the facility to compete for the industry’s most in-demand trade shows, conventions, and expos, while offering its largest annual events to expand as their businesses grows.

2020


Atlantic Station Development

Atlantic Station Transformation

Atlantic Station expands with a refreshed Central Park to include a new interactive water feature, shade canopies, and a giant LED video screen for the summer movie series. The updates includes three brand new buildings and two new 3,000 square-foot buildings for retail and restaurant space that will house the newly-renovated concierge facility and a private event space overlooking the park.

 


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.


Hampton Inn and Suites Midtown

 

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Atlanta Midtown

Located at West Peachtree and 15th streets, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Atlanta Midtown will offer 186 guest rooms. The 20th floor features an indoor and outdoor rooftop bar and lounge area showcasing skyline views of Midtown.


 

Marriott Courtyard/Element Midtown

The 282-room, dual-branded property from Noble Investment Group will have four floors under the Marriott Courtyard flag and four floors under the Marriott Element brand. Located adjacent to Fox Theatre, the hotel will house a 1,000-square-foot restaurant and bar.


Nobu Phipps Plaza

Phipps Plaza

Phipps Plaza brings a new hotel, office space and fitness club to the upscale shopping destination. The nearly $200 million project add a 150-room Nobu hotel with a 10,000-square-foot restaurant, featuring Japanese cuisine.


Reverb by Hard Rock

 

Reverb by Hard Rock

Hard Rock International will open its first Reverb by Hard Rock on Centennial Olympic Park Drive next to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The 200-room hotel will include an outdoor swimming pool, rooftop bar and meeting space.


Zoo Atlanta

 

Savanna Hall at Zoo Atlanta

Savanna Hall opens in 2020 at Zoo Atlanta with a one-of-a-kind event space overlooking the new African Savanna exhibit. African elephants and other species will roam the habitat offering views from two terraces and a ballroom. 

On the Horizon


Signia Hilton Atlanta

Signia Hilton Atlanta

Signia Hilton Atlanta will offer more than 900 guest rooms and more than 70,000 square feet of event space. The hotel will be located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, connected to Georgia World Congress Center's Building C.


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.


Dream Hotel

Dream Atlanta, Buckhead

Dream Atlanta, Buckhead will feature 200 guest rooms and suites, 90 private residences, a spa and wellness concept and five dining and nightlife venues, including a 17,000-square-foot rooftop pool bar and lounge.


South Downtown

South Downtown

Newport, a German development firm, has acquired more than two dozen historic downtown buildings, to revitalize them with a mix of retail, restaurants, art galleries, office space and apartments.


Underground Atlanta

Underground Atlanta

A South Carolina developer, WRS, has completed its purchase of Underground Atlanta to redevelop the site for residential and retail use.


The Gulch

Centennial Yards

One of the largest developments in the heart of Downtown calls for 9 million square feet of office space, 1,000 residences, 1,500 hotel rooms and 1 million square feet of retail space.


BeltLine Hotel

Atlanta BeltLine Hotel

A 200-room hotel is planned in Old Fourth Ward near Krog Street Market. It will sit along Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail.


Motto by Hilton

Motto by Hilton

Hilton will debut the first U.S. location of its new micro-hotel brand, Motto, in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood. The property will be a part of an $80 million mixed-use project that sits a few blocks from Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. The hotel will feature 125 rooms, designed to be smaller and more efficient with common areas for guests to engage each another. The hotel is scheduled to open in early 2021.


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 Kimpton Overland 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.


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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.


Recent Development


Clarion Inn and Suites

Clarion Inn & Suites Atlanta Downtown - Opened May 2018

A 104-room Clarion Inn & Suites joins Downtown’s hotel offerings located approximately half a mile from Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The new property joins Russell Hospitality Campus and sits next to historic Paschal’s Restaurant and The Loft at Castleberry Hill, a private event space.


Springhill Suites Downtown

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Atlanta Downtown - Opened May 2018

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


Hotel Clermont

Hotel Clermont - Opened June 2018

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.


Hampton Inn and Suites Buckhead

Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Buckhead Place - Opened July 2018

Located in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood, the Hampton Inn & Suites hosts 186 guestrooms and meeting rooms within minutes of Phipps Plaza and Lenox Square malls. Local artwork is featured throughout the property.


RFD Social

RFD Social - Opened July 2018

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.


The Home Depot Backyard

The Home Depot Backyard - Opened August 2018

The Home Depot Backyard is an 11-acre greenspace positioned next to Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Downtown. This gathering spot plays hosts to community events and gameday tailgating.


State Farm Arena

State Farm Arena Renovation - Completed October 2018

State Farm Arena completed a transformation 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.