Midtown Atlanta and beyond
General Sherman’s troops burned the city to the ground in 1864, but since then, Atlanta has risen to become the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States, as well as a thriving economic, transportation and cultural hub.
The Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center is located in the business district of Midtown Atlanta, right off Interstate 85. It is just 15 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and a 10-minute walk from MARTA stations. The Tech Trolley, which runs around the Georgia Tech campus seven days a week, stops right outside the hotel.
The city, which serves as the capital of Georgia as well as the de facto capital of the Southeastern U.S., is home to 13 Fortune 500 companies, including Coca Cola, Home Depot, Delta Air Lines and the United Parcel Service. The Cable News Network – more widely known as CNN – has been headquartered in Atlanta since its launch in 1980.
Business isn’t the only business in Midtown, though: Attractions such as The Fox Theater, the World of Coca Cola, and the beautiful Piedmont Park are within a mile radius. Slightly further afield, attendees can visit Centennial Olympic Park, the CNN Center, the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, and the Martin Luther King Jr. Center.