Later this year, a portion of the site that once housed the Georgia Dome is expected to see construction of a hotel that would lord over both the Georgia World Congress Center and Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Assuming the Georgia World Congress Center Authority’s vision is realized, the Signia Hilton hotel would ascend more than 30 stories, with up to 1,000 rooms and 75,000 square feet of meeting space.
It would be a choice location for anyone visiting Atlanta for business at the GWCC, the nation’s fourth largest convention center, or leisure at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The development, part of the GWCCA’s 2020 Vision master plan, would be bounded by MBS, the new Home Depot Backyard, the under-construction Orange Deck, Northside Drive, and the convention center’s Building C.
The Signia hotel would link with the GWCC via Building C at the Georgia Ballroom level.
Future patrons could also expect some highbrow amenities at the Gensler-designed glassy high-rise, such as an infinity pool, spa, fitness center, and a signature restaurant concept.
Officials are marketing the hotel as not just a place to stay during conferences and Atlanta United games, but also as a prime site for professional mingling. As part of a new Hilton flag in cities including Memphis and Indianapolis, the Signia Atlanta would boast a lobby “experience”—a “hub for socializing,” according to a GWCCA press release.
The hotel project isn’t the only significant change the GWCC will see in coming years.
The convention center is undergoing major renovations that will connect two massive event venues to create 1.1 million square feet of contiguous square feet of convention space, bringing the total to about 1.5 million square feet.
And in January, GWCCA officials announced they’d tapped the design-build team of HGOR and the Manhattan Construction Company to tackle the first phase of the convention center’s reimagined pedestrian plaza project.
The Congress Center’s front stoop is in for a $36 million overhaul that will transform Andrew Young International Boulevard into a pedestrian-friendly retail district.