College Football Hall of Fame
The College Football Hall of Fame is considered Atlanta’s most interactive event
facility, according to Malia F. Mack, the
attraction’s senior marketing coordinator.
“Our venue offers a variety of unique
options for events of all sizes and types,
from intimate formal gatherings to large
receptions tailgate-style,” she said. “We
offer packages perfect for educational
field trips, corporate teambuilding and so
Additionally, the Hall utilizes a part-
nership with Chick-fil-A to provide lunch
boxes for groups during operating hours.
“Your group will be amazed from the
moment they step foot into our 95,000
square feet of awesome,” Mack said.
Andretti Indoor Karting
Andretti Indoor Karting and Games offers
groups a number of teambuilding activities
to bolster camaraderie back in the workplace, including AutoBond, during which
participants work together to build a kart
and then race against coworkers.
According to Samantha LaMagna, the
attraction’s senior marketing manager,
there is also a team-bonding package that
includes one race, one rock wall or ropes
course experience, and the 7D interactive
Dark Ride Motion Theater experience.
“Our event associates guide your group
through the experience, calculating scores
to keep your teams focused on having fun
and not dealing with the usual clerical
work,” she said. “Finding the right exercise
can be challenging, so we work with the
client to choose and adapt a package that
will help their crew achieve their winning
With over 10,000 square feet of event
space, in-house gourmet catering, audiovi-
sual capabilities and free Wi-Fi, Andretti is
well suited for events of all sizes and types,
including meetings, seminars, teambuild-
ing and banquets.
Among the event spaces is the grand
ballroom, which accommodates up to 250
people seated and 300 reception-style, and
the private Sky Bar Lounge area, which offers a panoramic view of the track and can
accommodate up to 200 attendees reception-style. Full facility buyouts are available
for groups of up to 2,000 people.
“With our preferred partner network,
you are guaranteed to get the best deal on
any outside vendors such as DJs, green
screens, photographers or photo booths, to
name a few,” LaMagna added.
Atlanta Motor Speedway
Atlanta Motor Speedway differentiates
itself for group meetings with unmatched
entertainment options, according to Jake
Mullins, its vice president of business
“We provide groups the opportunity to
drive a real NASCAR race car,” he said. “We
also offer a ride-along experience with a
professional driver at over 160 mph!”
In addition to NASCAR, driving experi-
ences in Legend race cars as well as exotic
sports cars are available.
“We can customize activities to include
team or individual competition formats
such as top speed, fastest lap and more,”
Situated on 850 acres, Atlanta Motor
Speedway accommodates corporate events
in everything from small spaces for up to
10 people to large spaces, including the
30,000-square-foot Club One.
“Not only do we have the permanent
space to hold large groups, but we are also
very experienced with temporary struc-
tures,” Mullins added. “We have utilized
temporary structures to host group sizes
well into the thousands of people.”
It’s also worth noting that discounted
group tickets are available for groups to at-
tend the NASCAR race weekend as well as
various racing series throughout the year,
such as the O’Reilly Auto Parts Friday Night
Drags during the summer. m
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➜ The 214-room Solis Two Porsche
Drive ( www.solis2porschedrive.
com) opened in November 2017
with 6, 100 square feet of event
space, including a 3,600-square-
foot ballroom and a rooftop
lounge with panoramic views of
the handling course at the nearby
Porsche Experience Center.
➜ The former Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead transitioned to The Whitley,
a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta
Buckhead ( www.starwoodhotels.
com). The property rebranding, including a $20 million renovation,
was complete in December 2017.
➜ The newly rebranded and renovated 315-room American Hotel
Atlanta Downtown, a Double Tree
by Hilton ( www.hilton.com), was
unveiled in October 2017. The
property has 19,000 square feet
of conference/event space.
➜ The 127-room The Ellis Hotel
( www.ellishotel.com), which
offers nearly 1,500 square feet
of meeting/event space, completed a renovation in May 2017,
including updates to guest rooms,
guest corridors, lobby and fitness
➜ An exciting urban development in
the city of Sandy Springs (www.
sandyspringsga.gov) is scheduled to debut this summer. City
Springs, the new $222 million
city space, will feature venues to
host major events in metro-Atlan-ta, including two large meeting
rooms, three smaller meeting
rooms, a large multiuse terrace
meeting room and a rooftop
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