Macon-Bibb County Convention and Visitors Bureau
450 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Macon, GA 31208
800-768-3401 or 478-743-1074
What’s new: Macon State College will open a $24.2 million education building this summer, which will expand its existing 100,000 square feet of meeting space; the 24-room 1850s Hay House completed a renovation of its dining room and ballroom in April; the 1916 Macon Terminal Station has been renovated as part of a $5.3 million downtown revitalization; the Anderson Conference Center has added two meeting rooms; and the Allman Brothers Band Museum at the Big House opened in 2009.
Number of hotel rooms: Macon has more than 5,000 hotel rooms.
Meeting space: Major meeting sites are the Macon Centreplex, with 120,000 square feet of meeting space in its convention center and coliseum; another Centreplex facility, the 19,000-square-foot Macon City Auditorium, which is downtown; and the Macon Marriott City Center Hotel, attached to the convention center, with 5,000 square feet of meeting space. The Anderson Conference Center, with 11,000 square feet of meeting space, is part of a complex that includes a hospitality school, a cafe and bookstore and a bistro.
Location: Macon is in the middle of Georgia, 84 miles south of Atlanta. The city is 130 miles from Savannah, Ga.; 203 miles from Chattanooga, Tenn.; 279 miles from Jacksonville, Fla.; and 336 miles from Nashville, Tenn.
Transportation: Three airports serve Macon: Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta; the Middle Georgia Regional Airport, 10 miles from town, with daily flights to Atlanta and Destin, Fla.; and the Herbert Smart Macon Downtown Airport, for general aviation. Three interstates make highway access easy: Interstates 75 and 16 converge in downtown Macon, and I-475 provides a bypass around the city.