As a hotelier in the Cumberland area and as a resident of Cobb County for more than 20 years, I am in complete support of the proposed move of the Atlanta Braves to our area and the corresponding development it will bring.
Bringing the team to Cobb will bring more than 100,000 room nights per year to our area in 2017, not to mention the additional room nights generated during the construction and development phase prior to opening.
Additional room nights translate into additional jobs and opportunities. The travel industry is Cobb’s largest economic engine, bringing $2.18 billion in additional revenue to our area and providing over 31,000 jobs. This will strengthen that economic engine and provide prosperity for our residents.
Cobb will be able to showcase its many wonderful attributes to our visitors, from Six Flags Over Georgia to Marietta Square to Kennesaw Mountain. The exposure we will receive will be invaluable. Additionally, the planned development around the stadium will be a great dining and entertainment centerpiece for visitors and residents alike.
We have a unique and wonderful opportunity. I, for one, am excited about the future of Cobb County.
Courtyard by Marriott
Atlanta Cumberland Center