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2016 Garden Writers Annual Symposium Accommodation Options

The 2016 GWA Symposium will be held in Atlanta, Georgia!

Atlanta is one of the most accessible cities in the world and home to the world's busiest and most efficient airport. With more flights from more locations coming into Atlanta than any other airport in the world, Atlanta makes smart business sense. Getting from the airport to the convention and entertainment district couldn't be easier. Whether you travel via MARTA, shuttle or cab, you're less than 20 minutes from Downtown Atlanta.

Atlanta is home to four unique meeting districts – Downtown, Midtown, Buckhead & Atlanta Airport area. These districts are also some of the city's best neighborhoods and offer exciting dining, nightlife and shopping options all within walking distance of a variety of hotels and flexible meeting and event space. 

Here in Atlanta, our compact convention and entertainment district is at the center of it all. Surrounding the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park are award-winning restaurants, unique event spaces and great hotels. For many groups, the walkability of downtown reduces the need for shuttles. Plan on Atlanta and a great meeting is just steps away.

Restaurants, nightclubs and bars – all the major cities have them. Come to Atlanta, however, and you can discover what makes this Southern city truly unique. Think you know everything about our city? Think again as you find what’s "only in Atlanta."

Here in Atlanta, our award-winning dining scene is reinventing Southern style with locally-sourced menus and down-home inspiration. In the past few years, we've opened several new restaurants and there are even more on the way. Since 2007, 54 Atlanta chefs have been nominated as semifinalists for a James Beard Foundation Award. As one dining blogger puts it, "...Atlanta is the place you have to be."

Meet up and relax after your meeting anywhere from friendly pubs and restaurants to multi-level clubs, cool lounges and bars to chic theaters. Rock the night away at the most unique concert venues in the South and do it all in style. Courtesy of the Atlanta CVB

Our 2016 Host Hotel and Meeting Location:

The Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s “Top 10 Best Hotels in Atlanta,” Sheraton Atlanta is a well-appointed Downtown retreat infused with cozy yet contemporary touches. Sheraton Atlanta’s signature offerings combine to create a dynamic downtown location, including 63 revitalized Suites; 763 Traditional and Club Rooms; Garden Courtyard with indoor pool and retractable roof; Sheraton Fitness; 90,000 square feet of flexible meeting space; and four dining options, including In-Room Dining, Collage, The Deli and Fandangles Restaurant & Bar, a premier fine dining destination with panoramic Courtyard views and live jazz every Thursday that consistently ranks among the top three best restaurants in the city on Trip Advisor. Sheraton Atlanta offers every guest the ultimate in southern hospitality with its award-winning customer service.
The Sheraton features wireless Internet access (Complementary for GWA members).  More information about The Sheraton is available at:

Cut-off Date: September 2nd, 2016

Online reservations will be available in the new year.

Mention Garden Writers Association for Discounted Room Rate
Guest Room             $145 USD - single/double


Transportation information to the Sheraton coming soon!


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