LODGING

Lodging

Following is a list of recommended hotels in the Georgia Tech vicinity.  Delegates are encouraged to book their accommodation directly with the hotel using the information below:

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference – meeting facility connected to this hotel

800 Spring Street N.W.

(404)838-2100

http://www.gatechhotel.com

Courtyard Atlanta Midtown/Georgia Tech – 0.61 miles to meeting facility shuttle provided by hotel

1132 Techwood Drive

(404)607-1112

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/atlmn-courtyard-atlanta-midtown-georgia-tech/

Hampton Inn and Suites, Atlanta Downtown – 0.65 miles to meeting facility

161 Spring Street

(404)589-1111

https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hp/reservation/book.htm?execution=e2s2

Homewood Hilton Suites Midtown Atlanta (just opened) – 0.38 miles to the meeting facility

97 10th Street NW

404-524-4076

http://homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/georgia/homewood-suites-by-hilton-atlanta-midtown-ga-ATLMIHW/index.html

Hotel Indigo – 0.38 miles to meeting facility

683 Peachtree Street

(404)874-9200

http://www.midtownatlantahotel.com/about/index.html

Regency Suites – 0.32 miles to meeting facility

975 West Peachtree

(404)876-5003 or 1-800-642-3629

http://www.regencysuites.com/

Residence Inn Midtown Historic – 0.44 miles to meeting facility

1041 West Peachtree Street

(404)872-8885

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/atlri-residence-inn-atlanta-midtown-17th-street/

Hilton Atlanta – 1.11 miles to meeting facility

255 Courtland Street N.E.

(404)659-2000

https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hi/reservation/book.htm?execution=e1s1

Hyatt Place Atlanta/Downtown – 1.29 miles to meeting facility

330 Peachtree NE

(404)577-1980 or 1-800-233-1234

https://www.hyatt.com/hyatt/reservations/roomsAndRates.jsp?xactionid=13f720f3f66&_requestid=328510

Staybridge Suites – 6 to 9 miles to meeting facility depending on route

540 Pharr Road

(404)564-4300

www.staybridge.com/atlbuckheadga

For additional information and hotel ratings please refer to:

http://www.expedia.com/Hotel-Search?storedCheckoutField=&storedCheckinField=&lang=1033#destination=Downtown+Atlanta&startDate=10/03/2013&endDate=10/04/2013&adults=1&regionId=800004&rfrrid=-56903&lodging=all&sort=mostPopular&ts=1372025224375

For a map of hotels in the area cut and paste the link below: 

https://maps.google.com/maps?oe=UTF-8&ie=UTF-8&q=hotels+atlanta+ga&fb=1&gl=us&hq=hotels&hnear=0x88f5045d6993098d:0x66fede2f990b630b,Atlanta,+GA&ei=O3LHUcqhMY349gSXtoDoCg&ved=0COgBEMgT

Currency and credit cards 

The US Dollar is denoted by the international currency symbol (USD).   Major credit cards such as VISA, MasterCard, Diners Club and American Express are all widely accepted but always check before making a purchase.

 

Airports

Atlanta is supported by an impressive airport, within easy reach of Atlanta city center. With major airport facilities, including restaurants, shops, large car parks and numerous ground transportation options, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is served by most major international airlines.

                 

On May 16, 2013 the new Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal opened its doors. The new cutting-edge, LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) facility connects international travelers with more than 150 U.S. cities. The international terminal complex consists of the new international terminal, Concourse F (12 gates) and the existing Concourse E and an underground connector tunnel joining the two concourses.

Because Atlanta-bound passengers cannot access secured areas of the Airport after they pick up their luggage at the international terminal baggage claim, the Airport has established shuttle services to link passengers at the international terminal with existing facilities.

The international shuttle connector offers direct service from the international terminal to two locations:

  1. Existing facilities — A 12-minute shuttle ride connects the international terminal with the domestic terminal’s ground transportation center at the west end of the building. From here, passengers can access the domestic terminal, parking areas and MARTA train service to downtown.
  2. Rental car center — A 15-minute shuttle ride links passengers with the rental car center, which houses all rental car transaction counters and vehicles.

The international shuttle connector is a free service and operates 24 hours a day.

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

6000 North Terminal Parkway, Atlanta, 30320, Georgia (GA), USA
Tel: +1 404 209 1700

Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal

2600 Maynard Jackson Jr. Blvd., Atlanta, 30320, Georgia (GA), USA
http://www.atlanta-airport.com/internationalterminal/

For additional information including security wait times please check the website at http://www.atlanta-airport.com/

 

Local Transportation

From Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center travel is approximately 14 miles.

Please note that there is not transportation arranged from the hotels to the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center.  Participants are encouraged to ride share. 

By Taxi      

Taxis at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport are made available through various taxi services. Set fees prevail between the airport and the central business district. Taxi fare to Midtown: 32.00 USD (one way) not including TIP to business district.  A special per-person rate applies for two or more passengers (additional $2.00 per person) plus flag drop fee of $1.50.  Typical tip is 10% to 20% of the total fare.

Shuttle Services

 

The Atlanta Shuttle Service provides airport shuttle bus services to downtown, Midtown and Buckhead.  Airport Shuttle service fee to meeting facility is 18.50 USD (one way) and 33.00 USD (round trip) per person.

For reservations: (404) 941-3440

MARTA Rail System

 

MARTA’s airport station is attached to the Airport, right off baggage claim. One way fares are only $2.50 and within 20 minutes, you can be downtown.  A link to the Marta system for additional information is http://itsmarta.com/

Taxi Services

Taxis are easy to find at the airport – the cost is approximately $18.00 to $29.00 from National Airport DCA and $65.00 to $72.00 from Dulles IAD, depending on the traffic. Dispatchers are available at the exits to assist passengers. Tipping for good service is customary.

SuperShuttle Service
Shared door to door service. SuperShuttle will pick you up and take you to your own home, business or hotel within the following sections of the Washington Metropolitan area: the District of Columbia; Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland; Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties in Virginia; and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herdon, Manassas and Manassas Park in Virginia.

Washington Flyer Express Bus
Operated by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, the Washington Flyer Express Bus provides frequent inter-airport service between Ronald Reagan Washington National and Washington Dulles International Airports, and provides transportation to downtown Washington, DC (Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW – corner of New York Ave. and 11th St., NW entrance), with courtesy shuttle service to the city’s most popular hotels and Union Station (with connections to extensive train service (Amtrak)).

 

Parking

There is parking at the hotel and in the surrounding area. Daily parking in Atlanta is in the range of $12 USD to $20 USD.

Electricity

Electric power is standardized in all states across the USA. It is set at 110 Volts and 60 cycles. 220 Volt power is not normally available for personal appliances.

Standard electric plugs have two flat blades or have the two flat blades and a third round grounding pin. Almost all homes and commercial buildings are equipped with electrical receptacles that can accommodate either type of plug. 

 

Time Zone

Atlanta is in the eastern time zone of the USA which is 5 hours behind UTC  (UTC – 5)

Emergency

In case of emergency please call 911 this will contact any needed emergency services.

 

Tipping

Restaurant Wait staff

 

 15 %  to 20 % of the pretax bill

Skycap

 

$2 first bag, $1 per additional bag

Doorman

 

A smile and a “thanks” when he  opens the door
$1-$4 for carrying luggage
$1-$2 for hailing cab (add an extra $1 if it’s raining)
$1-$4 beyond the call of duty

Bellhop

 

$2 first bag, $1 per additional bag
$2-3 for each additional service, such as room delivery

Housekeeper

 

$2-$5 per day, left daily with a note marked “Housekeeping – Thank you”

Concierge

 

No obligation for answering questions
$5-10 for tickets or restaurant reservations
$15 for hard-to-get tickets or reservations, or 10-20% of the ticket price

Taxi driver

 

15-20% of the fare, but minimally $1
$2 for the first bag, $1 for the second

 

City Information

For a list of restaurants in the area for lunch or dinner click the following link  https://www.zomato.com/atlanta/midtown-restaurants Restaurants within walking distance include…

The Barrelhouse

404-844-5601

www.barrelhouse.com

Chuck’s Famous

404-249-7733

www.chucksfamous.com

Gyro Bros.

404-892-5707

www.gyrobros.com

Moe’s Southwest grill

404-541-9940

www.moes.com

Ray’s New York Pizza

404-888-9911

www.raysnewyorkpizza.com

The Spence

404-892-9111

www.thespence.com

Subway

www.subway.com

Tin Drum Asia Café

404-881-1368

www.tindrumcafe.com

Umma’s House

404-477-3255

The Varsity

404-881-1706

www.thevarsity.com

Waffle House

404-872-0028

www.wafflehouse.com

Yogli Mogli

404-522-2999

www.yoglimogli.com

Maps

Energetics Incorporated Map

http://www.energetics.com/company/Pages/Directions.aspx,

 

Things to do in Atlanta

http://www.atlanta.net/50fun/#50fun

Centennial Olympic Park

404-222-7275

www.centennialpark.com

CNN Center

404-827-2300

www.cnn.com/Studiotour

Ferst Center for the Arts

404-894-2787

www.ferst Center.com

Fox Theatre

404-881-2100

www.foxtheatre.org

Georgia Aquarium

404-581-4000

www.georgia aquarium.com

High Museum

404-733-4444

www.high.org

SkyView Atlanta Ferris Wheel

678-949-9023

www.skyviewatlanta.org

World of Coca Cola

404-676-5151

www.worldofcoca-cola.com