several landmark eateries such as Smoke
Ring for barbecue, and Atlanta Movie
Tours, which features stops at famous film
Known as the “Heart of the Arts,” Midtown
is the seat of Atlanta’s arts and cultural
community. Some of the city’s best restaurants, boutiques and nightclubs also reside
in Midtown, which was named to the
American Planning Association’s 2016 list
of Great Places in America.
The district, according to Vaughan, offers
4,500 hotel rooms and 198,000 square feet
of hotel meeting and event space for small
to midsize meetings.
Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta, Crowne
Plaza Atlanta Midtown and Georgia Tech
Hotel and Conference Center are popular
options in this neighborhood’s lineup of
“After the meeting, attendees can enjoy
extraordinary exhibits, musical perfor-
mances and entertainment for all ages
at award-winning venues like Woodruff
Arts Center, Center for Puppetry Arts, Fox
Theatre and Museum of Design Atlanta,”
said Vaughan, who added, “Locals and
visitors alike congregate at Piedmont Park,
Atlanta’s favorite green space, for festivals
Also within the neighborhood’s com-
pact layout, which allows for an array of
off-session exploration, is Atlanta Botani-
cal Garden, where groups can sign up for
seasonal cooking classes.
At Ponce City Market, attendees will find
various shops and a food hall, while the
Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail spans a 2.3-
mile path stretching from Piedmont Park
to Krog Street Market, a favorite local food
Latest + Greatest
➜ Hotel Indigo Atlanta Downtown (www.
ihg.com) opened in January 2016
with 206 guest rooms and suites and
20,000 square feet of meeting space.
➜ AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead at Phipps
Plaza ( www.marriott.com) opened in
August 2016 with 166 guest rooms and
2,500 square feet of meeting space.
➜ Home2 Suites by Hilton Atlanta Downtown ( www.hilton.com) opened in June
2016 with 128 suites and meeting
(CLOCKWISE) MIDTOWN ATLANTA; FOX THEATRE, MIDTOWN; PIEDMONT PARK, MIDTOWN