General Information for RAW 2013 (more info to come!)

Host Institution: Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia

Hotel/Conference Location:

Embassy Suites Atlanta - at Centennial Olympic Park

267 Marietta Street
Atlanta, Georgia
USA 30313
Tel: +1-404-223-2300

Click HERE to book your room!

Rate: $149 single, $159 double/night and INCLUDES full service breakfast and evening happy hour each day.

*Sorry Folks, but the Embassy Suites is sold out at the conference rate! We have arranged for can book at the DoubleTree Atlanta Downtown at:; and enter “RAW” in Group Code under “add special rate codes”. Or, call 855-243-1342, refer to our group name, 'Regional Aquatics Workshop' and dates of event.  This rate is valid from Sunday, 21 April thru Saturday morning, 27 April, but must be booked by 8 April.

Food Options and Discounts!

We've set up some great deals with the Luckie-Marietta District that surrounds Georgia Aquarium and the Embassy Suites. Check them out at the following links to a flyer and a map of the area:

FLYER for discounts!

MAP of participating vendors!

Airport Options

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) is the busiest airport in the world by passenger volume. It is an excellent hub for Delta Air Lines and Southwest/AirTran, and all major airlines service ATL. Fares should be competitive.

Travel from Airport to Hotel 

Mode Cost (each way) Travel Time
MARTA (subway) $2.50 25 min plus 0.5mi walk
Taxi around $35-40 15-20min (without traffic)
Shuttle Van Services over $25 25-50 min

Google Map for using MARTA to Embassy Suites. You can use the Red or Gold lines. Both will get you to Peachtree Center Station. Click VIEW LARGER MAP below for more details:

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While you’re in Atlanta, you might want to check out these attractions:


Atlanta Botanical Garden,

Fantastic indoor and outdoor gardens, especially during the Spring.  Located in historic Piedmont Park, only 3.2 miles from the Embassy Suites.


Zoo Atlanta,

Another great institution to visit during Spring.  From the Embassy Suites, Zoo Atlanta is 2.7 miles away.


Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site,

Part of the National Park Service the MLK Site is a window on history.  It’s only 2.5 miles from the hotel.


CNN Center.  Home of the iconic cable news operation.  A short walk from Embassy Suites across Centennial Olympic Park.  Studio tours are available:


Atlanta Cyclorama,

A unique and dynamic Civil War museum that presents the Battle of Atlanta during 1864.  Located in Grant Park, almost adjacent to Zoo Atlanta.

If you have more time and want to hit the road, Tennessee Aquarium is just under two hours away by auto.  . One of the best institutions of its kind anywhere, TN Aquarium is a great visit.



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Last updated: 04/15/2013