December 23, 2020
CBS 46: One hotel welcomes first guests, another breaks ground downtown
ATLANTA (CBS46) — New hotels in the city give hope to the tourism industry which took quite a hit in 2020.
A west midtown hotel welcomed its first guests Tuesday afternoon while ground officially broke for a hotel downtown which will forever change the Atlanta skyline.
The “Signia by Hilton” hotel will go on a nine acre plot of land between the Congress Center and Mercedes Benz Stadium.
At Tuesday’s groundbreaking; Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan, Senator Butch Miller, those with the Congress Center, Hilton Hotels and Convention and Visitor’s Bureau.
“I think that’s one of the best aspects we have on the project. It’s interconnected with the World Congress Center, adjacent to the Mercedes Benz Stadium,” said Kevin Duvall, CEO of Georgia World Congress Center Authority. “We’ll have 975 rooms, about a million and two square footage…”
The building will be 400 feet high, towering over downtown with a swimming pool deck, meeting space, ballroom, spa and restaurant.