ATLANTA

Building on the success of the 1996 Summer Olympics, Atlanta has awakened to opportunity, optimism and openness. Atlanta’s thriving neighborhoods, cutting-edge architecture and cultural diversity will reshape your perceptions of the South. This Georgia peach is a world-class, modern city with a rich, passionate history. Experience how Atlanta is exactly what you make of it – where your moment in time meets the excitement around you.

With 80% of the U.S. population within a two-hour flight, Atlanta is one of the most accessible destinations in the country. Our facilities include five major convention centers and 2.1 million+ gross square feet of total exhibit space. Centennial Olympic Park, the heart of downtown’s tourist hub, is marked by playful fountains that draw visitors to its pulse. From there, visitors walk to world-class attractions such as the world’s largest Aquarium, The World of Coca-Cola and CNN Atlanta. This Fall, downtown Atlanta welcomes two new attractions with the opening of the new College Football Hall of Fame and the new National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

AlliedPRA Atlanta provides the local knowledge, creativity, and enthusiasm to orchestrate logistically sound programs and ensure perfectly executed events from beginning to end. The AlliedPRA Atlanta Performance Team maintains client contact and satisfaction through a staff of destination management professionals dedicated to the success of your event and program goals.

Destinations we serve: Atlanta and surrounding areas, Braselton, Covington, Greensboro, Madison, Savannah

 

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Atlanta, GA 30305 USA

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PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

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Amy Johnson, President, DMCP, CMP

As president and an owner of AlliedPRA Atlanta, Amy has a passion for the diversity and excitement of Atlanta, Georgia. She readily shares her enthusiasm and in-depth destination knowledge with clients who are considering Atlanta for their next meeting, convention or incentive travel program. Amy had many years of experience as a meeting planner prior opening AlliedPRA Atlanta so she understands client needs when leading her team in managing programs.

Amy is currently a member of the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI), the Society of Incentive and Travel Executives Southeast Chapter (Site SE),… Read More

As president and an owner of AlliedPRA Atlanta, Amy has a passion for the diversity and excitement of Atlanta, Georgia. She readily shares her enthusiasm and in-depth destination knowledge with clients who are considering Atlanta for their next meeting, convention or incentive travel program. Amy had many years of experience as a meeting planner prior opening AlliedPRA Atlanta so she understands client needs when leading her team in managing programs.

Amy is currently a member of the Association of Destination Management Executives International (ADMEI), the Society of Incentive and Travel Executives Southeast Chapter (Site SE), where she serves as Treasurer, the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB), and is a Hospitality partner for Financial Insurance Conference Planners (FICP), She is both a Certified Meeting Professional and a Destination Management Certified Professional and works hard to ensure that AlliedPRA Atlanta continues to earn their certification as an Accredited Destination Management Company (ADMC) through ADMEI.

Amy loves to golf and is a Ladies Overseas Member of the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake, England, Home of The 2014 Open Championship!

 

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Amy Johnson, President, DMCP, CMP
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Emily Rhodes, Program Coordinator
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Kate Zimmer, Program Manager
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Lindsay Jones, National Sales Manager
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Meghan Griffin Norton, Senior Sales Manager
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Pam Hosokawa, Senior Account Manager
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ATLANTA: OUR PICKS

Top things to do

Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre is a restored movie palace turned cultural jewel; this National Historic Landmark holds a special place in Atlanta’s heart. Originally built as a Shriners’ temple in 1916, this lavish Moorish-Egyptian structure boasts minarets, onion domes and an even more incredible interior. It now serves as an Atlanta icon and one of the most extravagant performing arts venues for Broadway shows and musical performances. Today, the Fox Theatre welcomes 750,000 visitors a year to more than 300 performances and events.

Georgia Aquarium

The Georgia Aquarium is the world’s largest aquarium with more than 10 million gallons of water and more aquatic life than any other aquarium. Situated in the heart of downtown Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium features six distinct galleries that depict different aquatic habitats, ranging from arctic to tropical waters. Walking into the door of North America’s largest aquarium is like walking into another world. Escape into an underwater paradise at Georgia Aquarium where you can see the world’s largest fish, the whale shark, as well as belugas, dolphin, otters and more.

World of Coca-Cola

At the World of Coca-Cola, experience the fascinating story of the world’s most famous beverage brand in a dynamic, multimedia attraction. Walk through a fully-functioning bottling line that produces a complimentary glass bottle of Coca-Cola for each and every guest. View over 1,200 pieces of Coca-Cola memorabilia and visit the iconic tasting room, where guests travel the globe by sipping more than 60 varieties of Coca-Cola from around the world. Step into the home of happiness when you enter the doors.

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights

Atlanta’s newest world-class attraction, The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is situated in the Heart of Downtown Atlanta. The National Center for Civil and Human Rights is a world class cultural institution dedicated to exploring stories of civil and human rights. The Center is an engaging cultural attraction that connects the American Civil Rights Movement with today’s Global Human Rights Movements. The mission of The Center is to empower people to take the protection of every human’s rights personally.

College Football Hall of Fame

The College Football Hall of Fame, set to open in late August 2014 in downtown Atlanta, represents a new concept in facilities honoring our favorite sports. The new Hall will provide visitors with a highly-immersive, interactive and engaging experience using a blend of historic college football artifacts and state-of-the-art, interactive multimedia exhibits. The National Football Foundation launched the Hall to stand as one of the nation’s premier sports shrines, immortalizing the game’s greatest players and coaches as positive role models for future generations.

Atlanta History Center

Founded in 1926, the Atlanta History Center is an all-inclusive thirty-three acre destination featuring the 1928 Swan House, Tullie Smith Farm and the Atlanta History Museum, housing memorabilia from Atlanta’s past. The exhibits are open for guests to experience the Civil War, Georgia’s Native Americans, the legendary Atlanta golfer Bobby Jones and two newest exhibits: The 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games and the Martin Luther King Papers. With an array of indoor and outdoor venues, the Atlanta History Center offers variety, elegance, historical appeal and natural beauty.

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Experience a lush, urban oasis at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Enjoy walking through the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Orchid Display House or take a stroll through the Canopy Walk, a 600-foot suspension bridge. Before visiting, check for special programming such as Cocktails in the Garden or the summer music series. During the holidays, take in one of Atlanta’s most famed lighting displays. However you choose to experience Atlanta Botanical Garden, let the colors of the season fill your memories and photos!

Centennial Olympic Park

In 1996, the centennial Summer Olympic Games were held in Atlanta. Centennial Olympic Park, housed in the center of Atlanta’s downtown convention and entertainment district, serves as Atlanta’s legacy from the 1996 Olympic Games. Visit the urban green space and make a splash in the Fountain of Rings or have a picnic in the lush grass. Centennial Olympic Park is a true can’t-miss!

Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park is Georgia’s most visited attraction, drawing nearly 4 million guests each year. Formed over 300 million years ago, the giant granite rock rises 1,683 feet above sea level and covers 583 acres. The largest bas-relief sculpture in the world, the Confederate Memorial Carving, pays tribute to three Civil War heroes – Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. This masterpiece sculpture along with picturesque lakes and woodlands, history, and exciting attractions are all inclusive in this 3,200-acre venue.

High Museum of Art

Mingle with the masters at the High Museum of Art, the foremost art museum in the Southeast. The High, located in the middle of Midtown Atlanta’s Arts District, features several permanent collections as well as high-profile traveling exhibits. Featuring the renowned architecture of Richard Meier and Renzo Piano and stunning works of art from around the world, the High’s unique ambience and attentive staff create the perfect setting for a wide array of special occasions.

SkyView Atlanta

Take a stop at Atlanta’s newest attraction, SkyView Atlanta, a 200-foot tall Ferris wheel, located in the heart of downtown Atlanta right next to Centennial Olympic Park. SkyView’s luxurious, climate controlled gondolas circle high above the city proving a spectacular view. SkyView Ferris Wheel is almost 20 stories high with 42 gondolas that can hold up to 6 people. With a view like this, everyone wants a ride!

Delta Flight Museum

The new Delta Flight Museum is a 68,000 square-foot facility at the airline’s world headquarters in Atlanta. Housed in the airline’s two original maintenance hangars dating from the 1940s, the museum traces Delta’s history and the development of commercial aviation. The museum contains exhibits filled with hundreds of items displaying eight decades of Delta history. The museum houses five historic aircraft including The Spirit of Delta, a Boeing 767 purchased for the company by employees in 1982. Let your excitement take flight!

Top places to eat

Rathbun’s

The name Kevin Rathbun is synonymous with Atlanta restaurant dining. Best known for Winner of Iron Chef America, Kevin’s list of awards and accolades is endless and Rathbun’s has been called “The Best Overall Restaurant” by Atlanta Magazine and “One of the Top New American Restaurants in America” by Travel and Leisure Magazine.

Ecco

Enjoy “roof-to-table” dining from Ecco’s own unique rooftop garden at which the servers and sous chefs kick in to help grow the vegetables and harvest them for the restaurant daily. Try their famous appetizer: fried goat cheese balls glazed in honey (featured in the 2011 edition of 100 Dishes to Eat Before you Die).

Gunshow

This is a restaurant geared towards meat lovers. The weekly menu changes (ingredients are sustainable and locally sourced), and you get to see the plate before you select it. Featuring Chef Kevin Gillespie from the TV show Top Chef, there is an open kitchen to watch the Chef and company cook.

Livingston

Located in the historic Georgian Terrace Hotel (where the Gone with the Wind movie premiere was held), right across the street from the Fabulous Fox Theater. The restaurant offers seasonal American-style cooking and features a special theater menu exclusively during Fox show nights, as well as a weekly “Millionaire Mondays” promotion, which consists of a prix fixe two-course dinner for $16.00 per person.

Steel

The restaurant features dishes from Korea, Vietnam, and Thailand, alongside more mainstream Chinese and Japanese offerings (with vegan-veggie-gluten free menu options). Try the Hot Rock appetizer, it’s one of our personal favorites anywhere and is a must have!

JCT Kitchen & Bar

Situated in Atlanta’s artsy and industrial Westside neighborhood, the bar faces the downtown skyline. You can enjoy live music every Thursday on the Terrace and live music every Friday and Saturday night at the JCT Bar. Most popular dish: lobster roll, truffle parmesan fries, and their sturdy shrimp and grits.

One Midtown Kitchen

Tucked away behind Piedmont Park in the heart of Midtown, couches and booths are pillowed suede and there is an opposing fully open kitchen to immerse you in the experience.

Aria

Romantic contemporary American style restaurant in Buckhead. Updated nightly, the restaurant offers a tasting menu as well as a vegan friendly menu. There is a “Secret Room” located in the wine cellar for a more intimate experience.

Kyma

A contemporary seafood tavern with an inventive yet approachable menu that stays true to its Mediterranean origins. The restaurant features a posh setting, with Aegean-blue, star-studded ceilings and white marble columns. The tasting menu comes highly recommended, offering selections of a variety of spreads.

Chops / Lobster Bar

Great location in the heart of Buckhead next to the St. Regis Hotel, the restaurant is a well-known celebrity sighting spot known for their steaks and lobsters.

Top places to stay

The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation

Just 75 miles from Atlanta and the world’s busiest airport, stunning Lake Oconee shimmers in tranquility. Amidst this engaging Georgia backdrop, the commanding presence of The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation offers an elegant invitation to meet in the heart of nature. This luxury hotel in Georgia provides guests with the legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton highlighted by gracious southern hospitality

Chateau Elan Winery & Resort

From the moment you drive through the gates of Château Élan until the moment you leave you will experience warm southern hospitality combined with the beauty of the French countryside. Located just 40 minutes away from Atlanta, within the sweeping panorama of the north Georgia foothills. Lush vines of Chardonnay, Mer­lot, Cabernet & Riesling grapes have grown a 3,500 acre conference and leisure destination where French provincial and Southern hospitality combine to produce exceptional wines and warm memories.

Atlanta Marriott Marquis

This luxury high-rise is located at the center of Atlanta’s bustling convention trade, and its distinctive design stands out starkly from the city skyline. The Atlanta Marriott Marquis paints a picture of prestige with a soaring 50-story atrium. Presiding over the center of downtown Atlanta’s Peachtree Center, the hotel stands within five blocks of Centennial Olympic Park and Georgia Aquarium.

St. Regis Atlanta

Each evening at sunset, guests are invited to join the Master of Ceremonies as he conducts a ritual of sabering champagne in the hotel’s lobby area. The 40,000 square-foot Pool Piazza is a center of relaxation as well as activity, offering a billiards room, glowing fireplace, jacuzzi and poolside bar.

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta

The Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta is consistently acclaimed as one of the finest hotels in the city. It is conveniently located within walking distance of popular Midtown destinations such as the High Museum of Art Midtown’s trendy dining district.

W Buckhead

The exterior design of W Hotel Atlanta Buckhead, features a techno-art screen and outdoor heated infinity pool overlooking Peachtree Street. The hotel has contemporary furnishings, water walls, a bar with loads of exterior seating and a spacious living room manned by a live DJ.

Omni Hotel at CNN Center

Four-diamond Omni Hotel at CNN Center is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta within the bustling Luckie Marietta District, close to all major downtown attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, CNN and the World of Coca-Cola.

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

On the heels of a thorough $65 million transformation, the Peachtree Street landmark enhanced its Southern style with a new 40,000-sf exhibit hall and 30,000-sf Centennial Ballroom, the largest hotel ballroom in Georgia.

Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center

Located on the Georgia Tech campus in Technology Square, considered the heart of Midtown Atlanta’s thriving retail neighborhood, the hotel is a mix of world cuisine at their Conference Dining Room as well as the Club room where you can watch sports in a relaxed pub-style atmosphere.