Businesses that have colleagues and clients in the South will likely have ample opportunities to send their road warriors to Atlanta, Georgia. Many big-name companies like Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Delta Airlines and AT&T call the city home, making it a valuable place to make connections.
If business is taking you to Atlanta in the near future, use this guide to navigate the renowned hospitality of the southern city during your stay and make the most of your trip.
Where to Stay
When spending time in Atlanta on business, consider staying at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, ranked by Gayot as one of the top business hotels in the city. Located downtown, the hotel has great meeting and event spaces equipped with secretarial services, teleconferencing, videoconferencing and high-speed WiFi. It also features a spa, pool and fitness center if you need to unwind before or after your meetings. If you want to eat without leaving the property, enjoy fine dining at Sear Restaurant or a more casual atmosphere at High Velocity, a sports bar.
“Rooms in the Glenn Hotel have free WiFi and offer ample room to work.”
If you’re looking for something more unique, try the Glenn Hotel, a boutique hotel in the business district that features sleek and sophisticated decor. Rooms are equipped with complimentary WiFi and offer guests ample room to work. Guests are offered the services of a personal host from the moment that they’re dropped off by their black car service, perfect for road warriors who are unfamiliar with the area.
What to Do
Experiencing good southern cooking is a must when visiting Atlanta. According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitor Bureau, travelers looking for traditional southern cuisine should try the Horseradish Grill for a step back into a slower time. The grill is the city’s oldest continually operating restaurant and celebrates the culinary traditions of the region. Menu items include southern favorites like skillet-fried chicken, grilled pork chops and corn cakes.
For dinner out with clients, try KR SteakBar, an upscale restaurant that is sure to impress. The British Broadcasting Corporation reported that the restaurant’s chef Kevin Rathbun serves a delectable combination of Italian pasta and prime steaks, while bartenders shake up creative drinks for your enjoyment. You can even eat your meal outside under magnolia trees when the weather is nice.
If you have some free time, consider experiencing the history and heritage of the area by visiting the King Center, which documents the Civil Rights Movement and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., or stop by some of the city’s historic Civil War sites. For those less interested in history, Fodor’s Travel reported that the Georgia Aquarium is the world’s largest, drawing visitors from many different countries.
Depending on the time of year, sports fans can catch a Braves baseball game at Turner Field, watch the Falcons play football at the Georgia Dome or root for the Hawks at a basketball game at Philips Arena between business obligations.
How to Travel
Airport transportation in Atlanta has never been easier. When heading to and from the airport, as well as anywhere in between, use GroundLink’s exemplary black car service to arrive at your destination in safety and style.
“Southern hospitality isn’t a myth,” GroundLink CEO Liz Carisone said. “It’s something that both Atlanta and GroundLink take very seriously. When you use our black car service for airport dropoff, pickup or anything in between, we promise that your experience will be an enjoyable one.”
Don’t be left waiting on the curb for a taxi or rideshare. GroundLink guarantees on-time every time pickup service or your next ride is free. So the next time you find yourself in Atlanta for business, make sure to book with GroundLink, the Atlanta car service for business travelers.