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 big city with Southern hospitality.

 

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

 

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3525 Piedmont Road
Five Piedmont Center
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30305 USA

T: +1 404.240.0876
F: +1 404.264.1956

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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!

 

Get in touch: Amy Johnson

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Amy Johnson, President, DMCP, CMP
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Brigette Soskin, Director of Operations
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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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Yorke Gale, Senior Operations Manager

ATLANTA: OUR PICKS

Top things to do

Food Trucks

Atlanta has over 50 food trucks that can be found at various locations throughout the city as well as at our first ever permanent Food Truck Park, open year round for lunch and dinner. Some of our favorite food trucks include Mighty Meatballs, S&J’s Woodfire Pizza and Happy Belly.

Sweetwater 420

Sweetwater Brewery offers a VIP tour & tasting program for groups that coincide with the general public tours & tastings, however allows your guests a VIP experience complete with a private VIP area,

King of Pops

King of Pops offers cocktail-infused popsicles aptly dubbed “poptails.” Enjoy flavors such as Loaded Arnold Palmer, Strawberry Margarita and the Bourbon Cowboy. Their chocolate sea salt pops are their best seller and one of our favorite things in the city!

Farmer's Markets (April – September)

Atlantans can find farmer’s markets around every corner with some of the most popular markets to include the Sweet Auburn Curb Market, Piedmont Park Green Market, Grant Park Farmers Market and Decatur Farmers Market.

Braves Games

Braves fans can enjoy various Braves VIP Experiences. These include a behind-the-scenes private tour, batting practice viewing from the field, a personalized LED board message, personalized jerseys, autographed items, and a seat visit from our mascot Homer!

Centennial Olympic Park

This unique 21-acre park performs a dual mission: it serves as Georgia’s lasting legacy of the Centennial Olympic Games and it anchors downtown Atlanta as a beautiful green space. Every Wednesday, May – September, enjoy Wednesday WindDown, a free concert series at Centennial Park.

Quickshot Shooting Range

Located between Virginia Highlands and Emory University, Quickshot Shooting Range specializes in catering to the first time shooter as well as the seasoned professional.

Concerts at Chastain Park Amphitheatre

Many of music’s biggest names from every musical genre have appeared on the Chastain stage. It is known for its relaxed atmosphere complementing the performances.

Culinary Classes at Cook’s Warehouse

At Cook’s Warehouse you will find more than 15,000 products for the kitchen and private cooking classes for unique celebrations and corporate events.

Whole World Theatre

Whole World is an improvisational comedy theatre that has been exciting Atlanta audiences for over 18 years. It was named one of the best comedy clubs in Atlanta in the February 2013 issue of JEZEBEL magazine.

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.

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.