Being that we are an Atlanta-based company, we like to try to bring as many meetings home as we possibly can. However, when trying to convince clients to bring their event to Atlanta, one question that typically arises is, ”What is so special about Atlanta?” Bringing your meeting or event to Atlanta will give attendees a true taste of southern charm! From chicken and waffles to potlikkers and sweet potato pie (complete with a back rub if you visit Mary Mac’s Tea Room), Atlanta offers some of the best in southern cuisine. Atlanta is also home to the World of Coca-Cola, the Braves, and the Georgia Aquarium (the world’s largest!), not to mention 20 hotels and 13 restaurants that have been awarded with a 4 or 5 Diamond status by the American Automobile Association (AAA).
According to AAA, Atlanta is one of the cities with the nation’s highest number of 5 Diamond lodgings. In 2011, less than 1% of the 59,000 AAA approved lodgings and restaurants held this honor (Source: http://newsroom.aaa.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/5D_Facts_2011.pdf). Among those recently honored are the Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta (5 Diamonds), the Grand Hyatt Atlanta (4 Diamonds), the St. Regis Atlanta Hotel and Residences (5 Diamonds), the W Atlanta Downtown (4 Diamonds), the Omni Hotel at CNN Center (4 Diamonds), and the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead (which has maintained its 5 Diamonds for over 25 years). Each of these hotels is not only beautiful, but also offers great meeting spaces and excellent service.
AAA also recently honored 13 Atlanta restaurants with 4 Diamonds each. The Atlanta Grill, Nikolai’s Roof, Canoe, and Restaurant Eugene are just a few of the Atlanta honorees on the list. The exquisite cuisine and private dining options make these establishments great choices for off-site dinners or receptions.
We don’t mean to sound partial, but Atlanta really is a great location for special events, meetings and vacations. We just thought you should know!
For a complete list of Atlanta honorees please visit http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2012/02/07/20-hotels-13-restaurants-among-aaas.html