it appeared they sold my reservation out from under me when I showed up at 10:30 PM, their is also a problem with homeless people in the area loitering late at night. I had reserved a room with double beds since I was traveling with family. But all they had left was a room with a king, so they ended up rolling in a temporary bed. I was more then a little annoyed about this. But the desk personnel tried to smooth things over by comping breakfasts for the duration of the trip. Unsure of what else was available in the area at this late notice and the fact that another business was paying for accommodations forced us to accept that.
I submitted my select guest information, but then they forgot to give me my complimentary water. At the time I just assumed it might be waiting in our room. Being that this hotel has two towers and 28 floors, I didn't got back for the water that late at night.
Other then that my stay was wonderful. I placed my tag on the door and got complimentary drink service in the morning. My father a coffee, me the soda guy I got a red bull to perk my up for my big day (but no newspaper). From the bed in our original room was a tremendous view facing Centennial Olympic Park. We could see some kind of running event taking place, as well as the UFC tailgate event from the room.
We headed out for breakfast and enjoyed the buffet. Egg station, Sausages, Bacon, Break, fruit, oatmeal, and cereal. Good spread and something for even the most picky breakfast eaters.
We got our room swapped to twin beds. The next room was a little less fancy to accommodate both beds. NOT a bedside view. Both rooms were a little dates tv wise. The TV looked kind of staticy and were older models.
Given we were not in town to watch TV and packed a ton to do into our day that wasn't an issue. We ended up going to the Georgia Aqaurium (GA tickets cost ~$40 per person including fees). The aquarium is quite nice if you can stand the crowds. Its a short 2-3 block walk that most children could handle. The same can be said fro World of Coke, although we didn't get to go.
Then came the reason we were in town in the first place. We went to a UFC 145 reception at the Omni's Atrium. The Atrium if you are unsure is the floor up from the lobby (M4) by way of the glass elevators. It presents a great view of CNN lobby (including the not so spectacular food court). We had drinks and mingled with the fighters. Then took the convenient elevator down to the bottom level, and accessed Philips Arena entrance from the food court. Though a note to people visiting the arena, don't plan to return the way you came. They seem to close it down at night.
Arriving back at 1AM I forgot to order a redbull for the road. But enjoyed another quick breakfast (Orange Juice, Omlet, Pineapple, and smoked bacon--yum). Checkout went without incident.
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