Omni and Atlanta Braves combining on ballpark hotel

The Atlanta Braves and Omni Hotels & Resorts are partnering to develop a new hotel in the mixed-used development adjacent to SunTrust Park in Cobb County, Ga. The Omni Atlanta Hotel at SunTrust Park will have 16 floors and 260 rooms with, approximately 12,500 square feet of meeting space and an elevated pool deck and bar overlooking the plaza and ballpark and a signature restaurant.

The hotel will serve meeting groups and business and leisure travelers alike, as well as visitors attending Braves games, and the many other events and activities hosted at the mixed-use development.

Located on the 60-acre mixed-use development site, at the northwest intersection of I-75 and I-285 at Cobb Parkway, the new community says it will redefine the traditional model of “live, work, play” into a “play, work, stay” destination. The community will also feature residences and premier office space, an entertainment venue, retail and a variety of dining options. 
 
The area will be powered by an all-fiber network, which will be the highest-capacity network serving any ballpark and mixed-use community in the nation, capable of delivering multi-gigabit speeds throughout the entire development.
 
“Our unique brand of hospitality is a big part of the experience of attending an Atlanta Braves game, and we’re thrilled to have a partner that embodies that same feeling with their guests,” said Terry McGuirk, Atlanta Braves chairman and CEO.  “Omni Hotels & Resorts only builds and operates iconic properties in premier destinations.  Their presence in this community further enhances our belief that this will be a destination unlike anything in professional sports.”
 
“It is an honor to partner with a franchise as successful as the Atlanta Braves, and we know this collaboration will attract millions of visitors to Cobb County and SunTrust Park for years to come,” said Mike Deitemeyer, president of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “This new property will visibly reflect the region – everything from the rooms, food, design, décor and amenities.”
 
SunTrust Park is being developed by the Braves in partnership with Cobb County, the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority and the Cumberland CID, and will be completed by Opening Day 2017. Ground was broken on SunTrust Park on Sept. 16, 2014. The Omni is expected to break ground later this year.
 
Dallas-based Omni has 60 hotels and resorts in its portfolio.

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