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Atlanta = Warm + Fun Just like ACRM


Atlanta is beautiful in the fall with the changing color of the leaves and cooling temperatures. October is typically the driest month, with an average high temperature of 73°F (23°C) and an average low of 54°F (12°C).

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Atlanta ACRM Members WELCOME you to their Town


The Hilton Atlanta is located on Courtland Street NE and within walking distance to:

  • Centennial Olympic Park    208 Marietta St. NW // 0.9 mi // +1.404. 223.4412
    Not only does the Centennial Olympic Park serves as a legacy of the 1996 Olympics, it is also the center of a thriving tourist district. There is no shortage of things to do and see in this downtown park.
  • SkyView Atlanta    168 Luckie St. NW // 0.7 mi // +1.678. 949.9023
    SkyView Atlanta gives you a one-of-a-kind look at the city from a 200-foot-tall Ferris wheel. They offer night-time light shows and an excellent location in downtown Atlanta.
  • Georgia Aquarium    225 Baker St. NW // 0.7 mi // +1.404. 581.4000
    The Georgia Aquarium is home to 500 species from around the world in more than 60 habitats. With its numerous exhibits and shows, you’re sure to discover something new at the Georgia Aquarium.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site    450 Auburn Ave. NE // 1.1 mi // +1.404. 331.5190
    Tour Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birth Home and historic Ebenezer Church. View films and exhibits, and reflect at King’s gravesite.
  • Center for Civil and Human Rights    100 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd. NW // 0.7 mi // +1.678. 999.8990
    The Center for Civil and Human Rights is an engaging cultural attraction that connects the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s global human rights movements. Ranked as one of TripAdvisor’s “Top 10 Atlanta Attractions,” the Human Rights gallery aims to help visitors achieve a deeper understanding of human rights issues and how they affect the lives of every person.
  • Peachtree Center Mall    225 Peachtree St. NE // 0.3 mi // +1.404. 654.1296
    The Peachtree Center Mall features many shops and restaurants, connected by skywalks. Over the summer, the Peachtree Center will be undergoing improvements and renovations, so expect it to be even better than before!
  • MARTA    216 Peachtree St. NE // 0.5 mi
    Both the Red and Gold Train Lines go through the nearby Peachtree Center. From here, you can catch a train to multiple attractions throughout Atlanta.
  • and plentiful public transportation


Treat yourself to a few extra days to explore this fabulous city! Attendees may extend their stay at the headquarters hotel up to three days prior to the conference and three days post-conference, i.e., 20 OCT – 31 OCT.PleaseBookHotelnow_star_166

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Inside the Hilton:

  • Southern Elements
    Offers traditional Southern Cuisine with a contemporary twist for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  • Nikolai’s Roof
    AAA Four Diamond restaurant and the epitome of fine dining.
  • MarketPlace
    A 24-hour café offering artesian sandwiches and salads, meals-to-go, and more.
  • Nikolai’s Roof Lounge
    Adjacent to Nikolai’s Roof and offers classic cocktails, a cozy ambiance and a small plate menu.
  • Mai Tai Bar at Trader Vic’s
    Features an extensive list of refreshing, island-inspired cocktails.


Outside the Hilton:


  • Big Kahuna    303 Peachtree Center Ave. // 0.4 mi // +1.404. 343.040
    Big Kahuna combines the California surf culture with the hospitality of the south by offering a creative menu featuring fresh ingredients and eclectic flavors.
  • Gibney’s Pub    231 Peachtree Center Ave. NE // 0.6 mi // +1.404. 688.0928
    Connected to the Hilton hotel by the skywalk, Gibney’s Pub is part of the Peachtree Center Mall. It features pub food and a great neighborhood ambiance.
  • Haveli Indian Cuisine   225 Spring St. NW // 0.8 mi // +1.404. 522.4545
    Haveli Indian Cuisine offers both dine-in and takeout options and has been Atlanta’s favorite Indian restaurant since 1985.
  • Metro Café Diner   229 Peachtree St. // 0.3 mi // +1.404. 577.1420
    The Metro Café Diner serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner and is open 24/7. After 8 PM, it also features an Open Karaoke Night every night with a live DJ.
  • Peachtree Center Food Court    192 Peachtree Center Ave. NE // 0.7 mi // +1.404. 524.3787
    The food court of the Peachtree Center features a number of casual eateries as well as six full-scale restaurants. The Center is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta.

Fine Dining:

  • Hsu’s Gourmet Chinese Restaurant    192 Peachtree Center Ave. // 0.8 mi // +1.404. 659.2788
    In the heart of downtown Atlanta, Hsu’s Gourmet Chinese Restaurant serves the best Szechuan and Cantonese style cuisine the city has to offer.
  • JP Atlanta    230 Peachtree St. NW // 0.7 mi // +1.404. 523.4004
    JP Atlanta reimagines classic dishes from mid-century Atlanta using fresh, local ingredients and innovative presentation designed to wow diners. It offers a modern, global interpretation of fine dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Pacific Rim Bistro    303 Peachtree Center Ave. // 0.5 mi // +1.404. 893.0018
    Pacific Rim Bistro specializes in Pan-Asian cuisine, featuring a variety of different menus ranging from the frozen tundra of Mongolia to the tropics of Thailand. It is also the best place downtown to find the freshest sushi and sashimi. Pacific Rim Bistro also has full bar service and extensive wine list.
  • Ray’s In the City    240 Peachtree St. // 0.6 mi // +1.404. 524.9224
    Ray’s in the City offers hand-cut steaks, made-to-order sushi, and fresh seafood flown in daily. It also offers live music from Tuesday to Thursday from 6 to 10 PM.
  • Truva    60 Andrew Young International Blvd. // 0.7 mi // +1.404. 577.8788
    Truva offers a continental Mediterranean menu, including seafood, steak, and a mezza buffet. It serves lunch starting at 11:00 AM and dinner starting at 5:00 PM.
  • White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails    270 Peachtree St. // 0.5 mi // +1.404. 524.7200
    White Oak Kitchen and Cocktails features contemporary Southern cuisine from inland areas. They offer complimentary valet services and a variety of seasonal menus and cocktails.

Local Favorites:



Some of the city’s most popular tourist attractions are located in Downtown Atlanta’s walkable attractions loop, including World of Coca-Cola, Georgia Aquarium, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inside CNN Studio Tour, and SkyView Atlanta. Or check out other top Atlanta attractions beyond downtown such as Zoo Atlanta and Stone Mountain Park. For more exciting opportunities, visit Things to Do in Atlanta or Things to Do in Downtown Atlanta.

You can also get a city pass for the attractions here.

SPOTLIGHT ON: Georgia Aquarium

Opened in 2005, the Georgia Aquarium is a 600,000 square foot facility containing 10 million gallons of fresh and salt water, making it one of the largest aquariums in the world. Its six exhibit galleries are home to hundreds of species, from small-clawed otters to the bignose unicornfish. Get an exclusive look at their galleries and habitats with a Behind the Seas tour, or check out the Tropical Diver and Cold Water Quest Exhibits for animals sure to inspire and delight.

SPOTLIGHT ON: World of Coca-Cola

From the original World of Coca‑Cola that opened in 1990 to the opening of the current World of Coca-Cola in 2007, this hot spot has welcomed more than 24 million guests across its nearly 30 year history. Visit Taste It!, the place to try 100+ Coca-Cola beverages from around the world, including unique beverages and limited-edition choices. Or check out “10 Artists, 10 Bottles,” a new exhibit that celebrates the local art community’s work in creating unique pieces of art out of four-foot-high sculpted Coke bottles.


Ever wanted to see behind-the-scenes of CNN? Now you can! CNN Studio Tours has provided exclusive access to the world headquarters of CNN in downtown Atlanta since 1987. Fun and informative tour guides will walk you through the halls of this historic building and share with you everything from the very first broadcast to the now living legacy of CNN. Browse tour options and more details about each here.



We are thrilled by the growing international presence at the ACRM Annual Conference and welcome your participation. If the process for securing a VISA for international travel requires you to submit a “Letter of Invitation” issued by ACRM, we will be happy to assist you. Please complete the following steps to request an invitation.

  1. Register for the conference
  2. Remit payment for the conference in full
  3. Send your written request to Sarah Barrah, Member Services Manager.
    Please note: Your email request must come from an institution/university domain, such as a .edu or .gov email address and may take 7 – 10 business days to process. Email requests sent from personal accounts, such as or, will not be processed.



Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the hub for Delta Airlines and focus city for Frontier Airlines and Southwest Airlines. It is located 1.8 miles from the Hilton Atlanta and is one of the busiest airports in the world.



Visit the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) website for maps and schedules of the local bus and train service. Self-parking at the Hilton Atlanta is $28 (garage); $36 valet.


  • From ATL to Hilton Atlanta: Take either the Red Line or the Gold Line to the Peachtree Center  – Short cab ride to the hotel from station.
  • ATL Airport Shuttle provides shared ride services to all downtown/suburban hotels and many businesses.
  • By Cab: Expect fares from $30 – $50 one-way depending on traffic.
  • By Shuttle: Hilton Atlanta offers courtesy shuttle services from the Atlanta Airport, outside of the Domestic Terminal.
  • Uber: About $25 for single riders to the Hilton Atlanta.


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