Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA), the largest combined convention, sports, and entertainment campus in North America, along with global hospitality company Hilton, and multinational project development and construction company Skanska, celebrated a major construction milestone today with the ceremonial topping off of the 976-room Signia by Hilton Atlanta.
Owned by the Georgia World Congress Centre Authority, and managed by Hilton Management Services, Signia by Hilton Atlanta is the city’s largest downtown ground-up hotel development project in 40 years.
The 453-foot-high hotel built on the repurposed foundation of the Georgia Dome will connect to the Georgia World Congress Center when it opens in January 2024. The publicly-owned property has created nearly a thousand new employment opportunities during its construction and will support nearly a thousand new jobs delivering millions in direct economic benefits and additional tax revenues to the state and the city during its operation.
Executive director of the Georgia World Congress Centre Authority, Frank Poe, said that the organisation is thrilled to have reached the impressive milestone.
“I applaud the efforts of GWCCA, as well as our partners at Hilton, Drew, Gensler, SG Contracting and Skanska for this incredible undertaking that has already transformed the skyline of downtown Atlanta,” said Poe.
“The topping off of Signia by Hilton Atlanta brings GWCCA one step closer to realizing our vision of an interconnected Championship Campus establishing a package of facilities unrivalled in North America.”
Incorporating feedback from meeting professionals, guests, owners, and developers, Signia by Hilton was created to solve critical gaps in the industry and infuse sophisticated travel and premium experiences into every aspect of the stay for business and leisure guests.
Located in highly sought-after urban and resort destinations, Signia by Hilton delivers hotel experiences to guests through unparalleled, dynamic meeting and events capabilities, world-class design, signature food and beverage experiences and premium wellness offerings.
When it opens next year, guests and locals alike will enjoy Signia by Hilton Atlanta’s eight signature food and beverage experiences, including three restaurants and three bars, as well as world-class amenities, including a spa, beauty bar and fitness centre with yoga stations, Peloton bikes and more.
Whether hosting a corporate event, board meeting, gala or wedding, Signia by Hilton Atlanta will offer more than 100,000 square feet of meeting space, including the largest hotel ballroom in Georgia, an outdoor event deck and an outdoor event lawn, as well as three boardrooms.
Global category head of full-service brands at Hilton, Gary Steffen said that the accomplishment has called for a proud joint celebration with partners.
“Whether booking a stay when visiting Atlanta for a convention, or stopping by Signia by Hilton Atlanta for dinner and a cocktail before a sporting event, we’re looking forward to welcoming guests and the community early next year and showcasing our reliable, friendly hospitality at a destination that is sure to become an Atlanta icon.”