Business Travel Guide
The best hotels, restaurants and activities for Atlanta business travelers.
In addition to being a cultural and lifestyle capital, Atlanta is a major business city and transportation hub in the Southeast U.S. It's also home to the Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world's busiest airport.
Today, the metropolitan area hosts the headquarters for myriad corporations, among them CNN, UPS, AT&T Mobility, Coca-Cola, Lockheed Martin UPS, Delta Air Lines, Turner Broadcasting and Home Depot. Six of those are Fortune 100 companies. International conglomerates such as Siemens, headquartered in Munich, Germany, are found in Atlanta, and that's just one of 1,250 multinational corporations that have a presence here. The country's fourth largest concentration of Fortune 500 companies and three-quarters of the Fortune 1000 firms have operations in the metropolitan Atlanta area. Atlanta, considered an alpha-world city, is one of the largest cybercities in the U.S. with more than 126,000 high-tech jobs.
As a result of the Metropolitan Statistical Area's spread, business visitors may find themselves heading to one of Atlanta's 10 core counties depending on their operations, or may find themselves as far afield as any of the 28 counties that constitute the metropolitan area. Software, for example, is concentrated in south Gwinnett County, while financial services and advertising are centered in Buckhead, the city's most upscale zone. Business travelers will find no shortage of well-appointed hotels, good dining options and leisure pastimes to relieve boardroom stress.