As the metro Atlanta population becomes increasingly diverse and integrated, so does its workforce. The need for diversity in team building has never been greater. As Atlanta’s dominant population of black and white decreases, its Hispanic and Asian American populations are on the rise.
The century’s first decade saw a 7 percent decrease in the black and white population, together comprising 85 percent of Atlanta’s people. The Hispanic population grew 10.2 percent, and Asian Americans increased to 5.1 percent of the city.
The growing mix not only enriches Atlanta’s cultural landscape, but also provides the much-needed diversity for corporations in Atlanta seeking to create a positive corporate culture and to maintain a competitive edge in a global economy.
When it comes to diversity and inclusion in Atlanta, Venture Up Team Building is well prepared to rise to the challenge. Venture Up staff are chosen not only for their professional experience and educational backgrounds, but also for their life or work experience abroad, or work with diverse communities. Atlanta also has no shortage of historic and trendy hotels, with team building sites and amenities suiting the needs of people who create successful organizations.
The Top 10 Team Building Event Sites below show venues offering ample meeting space and room for team building activities indoors our outside.
Nestled in the heart of Atlanta’s popular shopping center, St. Regis Atlanta
guests may not even want to leave this luxury at this hotel. A 40,000 foot Pool Piazza is a central element, and the in-house Remède Spa offers sumptuous spa treatments. Rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, handmade chandeliers, plush robes and marble bathrooms, as well as high-tech fittings for business and entertainment.
Buckhead is the heart of Atlanta’s glitz and glamor, and the Ritz Carlton has no bounds when it comes to luxury and comfort. The tranquil Ritz-Carlton Spa indulges guests with everything from caviar and pearl facials to espresso wraps.
Interiors are bright, with salmon and cream hues, mahogany floors and rooms with marble bathrooms with soaking tubs, and every high tech amenity.
The Four Seasons spacious rooms have marble bathrooms with L’Occitane amenities, and private terraces keeping guests in homey comfort. The hotel is family friendly, with kid-sized bathrobes and bedtime cookies. Free access to the indoor pool and fitness center are a welcome surprose. A full service spa is an added treat. The location is ideal, near Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Garden, so the Four Seasons is also a great home base for daytrips on the town.
The Mandarin Oriental Atlanta has taken over an historic 42-story mansion, keeping its old tradition in elegant style. Guests absorb the opulence upon entering the grand foyer, in view of the English garden. Five miles from the Botanical Garden and High Museum of Art, the Mandarin offers quiet respite from the bustling city. The décor is warm with subtle hues of cream, beige and grey. Goose down duvets and luxury Rivolta linens indulge guests in luxurious comfort. The spa experience is a major draw, especially the Couples Retreat — a three-plus hour treatment that involves a relaxing bath and ends with champagne and canapés.
The InterContinental is in the ritzy Buckhead neighborhood and full of luxury as well as modern convenience. Corporate meeting planners like that it has 422 rooms and 21 suites, and ample meeting space. The classy fitness center and luxury spa keep guests in top form. Old world décor brings tradition and style to a hotel, blending the past with high tech amenities to suit every business need and entertainment indulgence.
The Loews Atlanta hotel rocks in the trendy Midtown district of Atlanta, nestled between the Georgia Institute of Technology and Piedmont. A popular choice for business and leisure travelers, the hotel is also family friendly. Guests enjoy the latest in technology for entertainment and business needs, and the trendy décor adds to an atmosphere of fun and action.
The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta offers luxurious comfort for guests, from its marble foyer, to the rooms bath experience. Baths have soaking tubs, bath menu service and a bath butler if the need arises. Frette linens in the rooms and all the high tech amenities suit business guests in town for work, or leisure travelers enjoying Atlanta for fun and entertainment. Steps away from the World of Coca-Cola and the CNN Center, the Ritz’s downtown location is also in easy access for sight-seeing in the most vibrant part of the city.
The chic ad funky Renaissance hotel is a fun spot to experience everything fun in Midtown Atlanta. The hotel’s 304 guestrooms each features its own unique décor. Animal-print furniture and quirky modern art delight guests, and spectacular city vistas are part of almost every room. Guests are also equipped with the latest technology for business and entertainment needs. A rooftop lounge affords expansive views of Atlanta’s skyline. The hotel is also close to the Georgia Institute of Technology and Piedmont Park and limitless options for great food and nightlife.
The Ellis hotel is the famous landmark towering over Peachtree Street in downtown Atlanta, a perfect location for shopping, sightseeing and getting down to business. An entire floor is devoted to women, complete with a secured entrance and special amenities such as hot tools for hair stying, and a special webcam that allows moms to goodnight to your loved ones. All guest rooms come equipped with every tech amenities to keep guests entertained and accommodating business and personal need.
The Sheraton Atlanta’s central location is in easy access to Atlanta’s attractions and just 12 miles from the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. A $70 million renovation provides eco-friendly lighting, water conservation features and luxury bathrooms. Plush bedding and modern furnishings lend to its new character. Cost conscious conference planners find the Sheraton an affordable alternative to the pricey five star hotels in Buckhead.