Braves move would mean 100,000 hotel nights
November 23, 2013 11:59 PM | 1186 views | 6 6 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

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.

Go Braves!

Don Geiger

General Manager

Courtyard by Marriott

Atlanta Cumberland Center

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Lib in Cobb
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December 02, 2013
Correction: should read "@Don".
Lib in Cobb
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November 29, 2013
@Dave: CORRECTION, should read "160%".
whoagain?
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November 29, 2013
Who is Dave?
Lib in Cobb
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November 29, 2013
@Don: Will you be increasing your room rate by 60% or more on game weekends/nights?

As a very frequent business traveler, I avoid cities where there were special events taking place during my time in those locations, because every hotel jacked their rates up to the point of those rates being a hold up. Marriott is the biggest offender.
Guido Sarducci
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November 25, 2013
Hey, yeah, Don. Tax the people of Cobb County to line your pockets.
Dr Teresa
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November 24, 2013
Don, you are so right. The people who think that Cobb runs on their residential property taxes are so poorly informed. This project will mean that an even greater percentage of SPLOST dollars for the School Board and the Commissioners will come from people who do not live in Cobb. That is one of the numerous ways Cobb citizens will benefit. The naysayers who point to traffic as a problem area need to look at the map showing where season ticket holders live. They will be heading south, not north on game day. They will be going against the normal flow of traffic north from Atl.
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