Atlanta Braves, Omni Building New Ballpark Hotel

Omni Atlanta Hotel at SunTrust Park

Major League Baseball (MLB) team the Atlanta Braves is partnering with Omni Hotels & Resorts to develop a new hotel adjacent to the Braves' forthcoming ballpark, SunTrust Park in Cobb County, GA, the partners announced yesterday.

Part of a 60-acre mixed-use development that will include residences, office space, an entertainment venue, retail, and numerous dining options, the Omni Atlanta Hotel at SunTrust Park will feature 16 floors, approximately 260 guest rooms, rooftop hospitality suites, an elevated pool deck and bar, a signature restaurant, and approximately 12,500 square feet of meeting space.

"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," Atlanta Braves Chairman and CEO Terry McGuirk said in a statement. "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."

Added Mike Deitemeyer, president of Omni Hotels & Resorts, "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."

Ground was broken on the Braves' new stadium in September 2014, and will be broken on the new Omni later this year. Both are expected to open in time for MLB Opening Day 2017.

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