New upscale hotel to be connected to the Georgia World Congress Center
A joint venture led by global construction and development firm, Skanska, along with SG Contracting, Inc., announced it has been selected to build the world’s first newly constructed Signia by Hilton hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. Skanska and SG Contracting are providing preconstruction and construction management services for the $308.25 million project, which will be connected to and serve as the headquarters hotel for the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC).
Located on the northwest corner of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority campus, the hotel will overlook Mercedes-Benz Stadium and connect to GWCC by way of walkway. The hotel, designed by Gensler, is set to open in early 2024.
"The Signia by Hilton will further elevate Atlanta’s international presence and position as a major host of civic, cultural and commercial events," said Scott Cannon, executive vice president and general manager for Skanska USA Building’s Georgia and South Carolina operations. “As a catalyst for economic growth in the region, the hotel will generate an estimated 600 construction jobs, as well as employ many more once it opens.”
Signia by Hilton is a new upscale brand from Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT). The 1,225,000-square-foot hotel will be built to achieve LEED Gold certification and feature:
- 40 stories,
- 975 spacious guest rooms, which will feature contemporary designs and state-of-the-art technology important to travelers,
- an impressive lobby with a true sense of arrival featuring locally inspired architecture, landscaping and a contemporary design aesthetic,
- 75,000 square feet of world-class meeting and event space designed to spark innovative thinking for today's modern meeting attendee,
- parking facilities,
- an invigorating spa,
- fitness facilities with a 6,670-square-foot pool deck,
- outdoor event lawn and deck,
- a market, and
- two chef-driven restaurants and three destination bars.
“Having called Atlanta “home” for many years, we are inspired to work on the biggest hotel project to break ground in our city in decades,” said Sachin Shailendra, president of SG Contracting, Inc., an Atlanta-based general contracting and construction management company. “It will also spur revitalization of Atlanta’s Westside.”