Grand Hyatt Atlanta3300 Peachtree Road NEAtlanta, GA 30305Tel: 404.237.1234 Closest airport: Hartsfield-Jackson ATL Int'l Airport – 21 miles Fellows will make their own reservation at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta by calling 404.237.1234 and asking for the “Betsy Magness Leadership” rate or by making your reservation online here.  The special WICT BMLI rate is $229/single or double room per night subject to tax which is currently 15%.  This special room rate will be honored for three days before and three days after the program based upon availability. Please make your reservations before October 21, 2009 as the rate will not be honored past this date.

LOCAL INFORMATION

Weather

  • Lows in the mid 40s and highs in the low 60s

Shopping

  • Lenox Square Mall: Featuring over 250 stores including Bloomingdale's, Neiman Marcus, Burberry, Hermès and L'Occitane En Provence.
  • Phipps Plaza: Featuring department stores Saks Fifths Avenue, Parisian, and over 100 shops such as Tiffany & Co. and Niketown.

Local Attractions

  • Woodruff Arts Center: The Woodruff Arts Center is ranked among the top four arts centers in the nation, encompassing:
          • Alliance Theatre
          • Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
          • High Museum of Art
          • 14th Street Playhouse
          • Atlanta College of Art
  • Centennial Olympic Park: Host of the 1996 Olympic Games, the 21-acre Centennial Olympic Park is a venue for year-round programs featuring concerts, family activities and artist markets. The Park also features Quilt Plazas and Water Gardens that reflect the story of the 1996 Olympics.
  • Georgia Aquarium: This new aquarium is the largest in the world. Located in downtown Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium features more than 100,000 animals from 500 different species in over 8 million gallons of water.
  • Stone Mountain Park: Just a half hour from Atlanta lays Stone Mountain Park, the #1 attraction in the state. Stone Mountain holds the world's largest mass of exposed granite and a carving depicting three Civil War heroes. Its granite was used to build the U.S. Capitol building. Today, Stone Mountain is a recreational and educational playground with activities including cable car rides up the mountain and over 3,200 acres of lush forests. You can hike, bike, fish, golf and marvel at the Appalachian Mountain views.
  • Atlanta Botanical Gardens: Nature-lovers will revel in 15 acres of outdoor display gardens representing plants from around the world, from orchids to the tropical rainforest.
  • Zoo Atlanta: See Giant Pandas up close, colorful African birds, or the animals in the Sumatran Tiger Forest —they're a part of Zoo Atlanta's fascinating sights for kids of all ages.

Historical Sites

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site: This historic site attracts over 650,000 visitors from the world over each year, visiting King Center's Library, Dr. King's birth home, Ebenezer Baptist Church and his resting place.
  • Atlanta History Center: Set on over 20 acres, the Center covers the city's history dating back to Native Americans, slavery, the Civil War and the civil rights era. You can tour the historic 1928 Swan House and the Tullie Smith Farm, an 1840s plantation farmhouse.
  • Georgia Governor's Mansion: This 18-acre Greek Revival mansion right in Buckhead is known for its 19th -century paintings and one of the finest collections of Federal period furniture in the country.
  • Jimmy Carter Library & Museum: At the Southeast's only Presidential Library, learn about President Jimmy Carter's life and administration through films, videos and displays.