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Dining in Luxury at the Best Hotel by the Atlanta Airport

Monday, December 17th, 2018

Here at The Whitley, we don’t simply provide outstanding luxury hotel accommodations and wellness amenities within easy reach of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport: We also supply some of the finest dining in the Atlanta metro area—a metro area with no shortage of outstanding restaurants—within shouting distance of this epic transportation hub: the busiest airport on the planet, mind you.

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Christmas Tree

Best Holiday Events in Atlanta

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Headed to Atlanta for the holidays? We’ve got a ton of fun, holiday-inspired events going on this year! And of course, you’re always welcome to book your stay with us at The Whitley for your accommodations. Rich in history and full of charm and that authentic Southern style, we’re the go-to hotel for those who want luxurious rooms and suites (and even better service and amenities!).

Let’s take a look at what holiday events are going on in and around Atlanta this season!

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Best Hotel for A3C Festival

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

If you’re a hip-hop fan, you’ll most definitely want to do everything you can to be in Atlanta, Georgia the first week and/or weekend of October. That’s when the 14th Annual A3C Festival & Conference hits the historic Georgia Freight Depot (and some nearby venues) for one of the world’s preeminent celebrations of this hugely popular, hugely dynamic art form. Call our Luxury Collection hotel home in Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood, and you’ll be a half-hour or less from the festival grounds…

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Plane taking off

The Most Luxurious Hotel Near Atlanta Airport

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Whether you’re coming to Atlanta for a conference, a wedding, a festival, or simply a sightseeing getaway, choose The Whitley for the finest luxury accommodations. We’re situated in one of the City in a Forest’s chicest neighborhoods, Buckhead, with easy access to Downtown shopping, dining, and entertainment. And we’re a mere hop, skip, and a jump from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, putting our outstanding hospitality and amenities within blissfully easy reach!

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National Black Arts Festival

Luxury Hotel for the National Black Arts Festival

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018

One of Atlanta’s most revered and multifaceted cultural happenings is set to celebrate its 30th anniversary this fall, and your Luxury Collection accommodations here at The Whitley in Buckhead provide convenient access to the occasion!

Originally established by the Fulton County Arts Council, the National Black Arts Festival kicked off back in 1988 and has attracted an incredible roster of luminaries over the years: from Maya Angelou to Harry Belafonte, from Gladys Knight to Youssou N’Dour, from Katherine Dunham to Spike Lee. Ten years ago, Congress formally recognized the festival for the contributions it continues to make to the “cultural fabric of greater Atlanta and all of America.”

The festival, which incorporates visual art of all kinds as well as performance art, is always inspiring, stimulating, and thought-provoking, and well worth a trip to Atlanta—and a stay at The Whitley—for.

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Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

Hotel For the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival

Friday, June 22nd, 2018

Do you have a taste for ice cream? We’re going to go out on a limb and say you probably very much do, right?

Well, if you do happen to fall into the ice-cream loving camp, we’ve got some exciting news for you: The 8th Annual Atlanta Ice Cream Festival is coming up at the end of July, and you’ll have convenient and luxurious accommodations for it with a room or suite at The Whitley!

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Best Hotel for the Atlanta Film Festival

Monday, April 9th, 2018

If you’re one of the more than 25,000 people planning on attending the Atlanta Film Festival—one of the oldest and finest celebrations of celluloid in the country—we invite you to enjoy convenient and luxurious accommodations for the occasion with us here at The Whitley.

One of the illustrious Academy Award-qualifying festivals, the 42nd Annual ATLFF will present more than 200 films between April 13thand the 22nd. These are selected among thousands of submissions the festival receives from more than 120 countries all around the world.

The ATLFF has been a high-profile fixture of the Atlanta arts-and-culture scene (and the world of international moviemaking) since 1976. You won’t want to miss this year’s edition!

Overview of the 82nd Annual Atlanta Film Festival, April 13-22, 2018

Although April 13th marks the official opening of the festival, the preceding evening will see some Georgia filmmakers in the spotlight with screenings at the Plaza Theatre of Walking Distance and Spring in My Hometown, collections of documentary and narrative shorts, respectively.

The opening night film on Friday, meanwhile, is Blindspotting, directed by Carlos López Estrada; its lead actors and cowriters, Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, will be attending the screening at the Plaza, which begins at 7 PM. The closing film of the festival, in turn, is Man Made on Sunday, April 22nd at 9 PM at the Plaza. This documentary profiles four competitors at the only transgender bodybuilding event in the world.

In between are all manner of other films—dramas, comedies, shorts, animations, etc.—as well as panel discussions, Q&As, masterclasses, afterparties, and other good stuff. Besides the Plaza Theatre, festival venues include the Hilan Theatre, Paris on Ponce, the Woodruff Arts Center, and the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, among others.

You can check out the full schedule of events, searchable by date, venue, and more, right here at the official ATLFF website.

Attending Screenings & Other ATLFF Events

Besides General Admission tickets to screenings, parties, and ATLFF Creative Conferences, you can purchase various badges for the most comprehensive access as well as the MovieHopper Card for seeing many films at a steal-of-a-deal price.

Attend the 2018 Atlanta Film Festival with Accommodations at The Whitley

With accommodations at The Whitley, you’ll be all set to enjoy the creative stimulation of the 82nd Annual Atlanta Film Festival this April. Make your reservations with us now so you’re all set for the weeklong big-screen gala!

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