2018 Annual Meeting Hotel and Travel


Atlanta Skyline

GHSA's 2018 Annual Meeting, Joining Forces to Get to Zero: Partnerships in Traffic Safety, will take place at the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta, GA.

Atlanta is a top destination full of history and culture – not to mention amazing cuisine! Check out our list of top suggestions for what to do, see, and eat on your trip here.

Atlanta Restaurants, Attractions & More


GHSA's negotiated room rates are $189 for a single/double room, plus state/local taxes (currently 16%, subject to change) and Georgia State Hotel/Motel Fee. A one-night deposit is required. Rates may be honored three days pre-meeting and three days post-meeting, based on availability. An early departure fee of $75 will apply if a guest checks out prior to the confirmed check-out dates. These rates are available until July 27, or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first.

Book online at http://bit.ly/GHSA2018-Westin or call the hotel reservations department at 800-937-8461 and identify yourself as attending the GHSA Annual Meeting.

Rising 73 stories tall, the Westin Peachtree Plaza is a hallmark of the Atlanta skyline. Moments away from the city’s most revered attractions, hotel amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness studio, full business center and flexible workspace, an indoor-outdoor pool, and concierge service. The Peachtree Plaza is also home to Atlanta’s famous Sun Dial restaurant, which offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the city skyline from the hotel’s 72nd floor.

Alternate Hotels

GHSA recommends all attendees stay at the Westin Peachtree Plaza, but should the block become sold out, below are a few suggestions of local options in close proximity to the Annual Meeting. Note that GHSA does not have a contract or guaranteed rate with these hotels.


Airport Ground Transportation

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport (ATL) is approximately 12 miles from the Westin Peachtree Plaza. Estimated one-way taxi fare is $30. Ridesharing services are also available, picking up from the lower level of the domestic terminals. There is no shuttle service from the airport to the hotel.

Guests can also reach the Westin Peachtree Plaza via the MARTA train station located at Hartsfield-Jackson. The hotel is located one block from the Peachtree Center Station. There is a flat $2.50 fee.


On-Site Parking at the Westin is $45 per day. A variety of car rental companies can be found at the airport and near the hotel.

Public Transportation

The MARTA train system provides access throughout downtown Atlanta and its surrounding areas.

About Atlanta

Atlanta is one of the Southeast’s most popular destinations – and for good reason! The city’s rich history, vibrant dining and shopping scenes, and world-famous attractions make it a hotspot for visitors of all ages and interests.

Atlanta is host to the iconic World of Coca-Cola, an interactive attraction dedicated to one of the world’s most recognizable brands and site of the GHSA Taste of the State event on Tuesday night. Just across the street, the Georgia Aquarium provides visitors the chance to see and learn about everything under the sea.

Other prime attractions include the College Football Hall of Fame, a must-visit for any fan, and the MLK Jr. National Historic site, which includes a tour of the legendary activist’s birthplace.

Downtown Atlanta, site of the GHSA 2018 Annual Meeting, is home to a wide variety of restaurants, museums, and greenspace. Nearby, visitors can soak up the local arts and culture in the city’s historic districts. Castleberry Hill, a neighborhood teeming with galleries and public arts, is also home to some of the area’s best cuisine. For those looking to catch a show, look no further than the Fairlie-Poplar District’s theaters and performance venues. And be sure to check out Centennial Olympic Park, a vast space paying homage to the 1996 Summer Olympics.

From history to sports to culture and food, Atlanta has something to offer all our attendees!

Start planning your visit now, and check out our top suggestions on GHSA's Explore Atlanta page.

What to Wear

The average temperatures in Atlanta in August are 88°F (high) and 68°F (low). Meeting attire is business casual. We recommend dressing in layers, as hotel meeting room temperatures can fluctuate. Casual attire is appropriate for all social events.


Contact GHSA Director of Administration Denise Alston at 202-789-0942 or dalston@ghsa.org.