By ACVB Editorial Team
On Jan. 28, a snowstorm swept over Atlanta. Throughout the storm, Atlanta’s hospitality community was out in full force, making sure both visitors and residents of Atlanta were sheltered, fed and overall taken care of. From restaurants staying open all night and providing hot meals, water and coffee, to hotels that opened up their ballrooms and provided cots for people to sleep on since rooms were at full capacity, everyone came together and showed the city’s true Southern hospitality.
We at Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau are thankful to all of the businesses and citizens who opened their doors and hearts during this time. Here are some of those businesses that we would like to recognize.
Atlanta Marriott Northwest at Galleria
Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Airport West
Crown Plaza at Ravinia
Econo Lodge at Six Flags
Fairfield Inn and Suites – Atlanta Perimeter Center
Holiday Inn Express Atlanta-Perimeter/Dunwoody
Hyatt Atlanta/Cobb Galleria
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Wyndham Atlanta Galleria
5 Seasons Brewing - Westside and North locations
Alon’s Bakery and Market
Cakes & Ale
Farm Burger, Buckhead
Hard Rock Atlanta
Houstons - West Paces Ferry/Northside
Landmark Diner - Buckhead
My Fair Sweets
Ted's Montana Grill
Also, during the 2014 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) at Georgia World Congress Center, more than 100 GWCC employees stayed overnight on rotating shifts to ensure that the sidewalks and roadways in and around its campus were cleared and that everything was ready for the more than 1,100 exhibitors and more than 25,000 attendees.
Did an Atlanta business help you or someone you know during the snowstorm? If so, please share your stories with us on our Facebook and Twitter pages. You can also read additional stories by visiting the following Facebook pages: Heroes of Snowed Out Atlanta and Success Stories of Snowed Out Atlanta.
ACVB Editorial Team: Sheretha Bell, Ashley O’Dell, Sarah Johnson, Carol Carter