The iconic 52-story Marriott Marquis hotel in Atlanta is located minutes from Atlanta Airport (ATL) and offers modern hotel rooms and amenities, such as smart TVs, Wi-Fi, plush bedding, and downtown skyline views. A concierge lounge can be found on the 42nd floor but is only available to guests staying on the top five floors. Due to its unique design and bulging base, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis is often referred to as the "Pregnant Building." Designed by John Portman and opened in 1985, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis has the largest atrium in the world, and upon its completion, was the largest in the world at 470-feet high, making it a unique, highly-sought-after filming location.
In "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Mockingjay - Part 1," members of Team Katniss will recognize the hotel as the Victor’s Capital Housing.
See where the iconic elevator scene from the Hunger Games was filmed:
The unique atrium was also used recently in "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and a quick shot of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis is featured in the movie's trailer, with The Vulture dive-bombing down through the lobby. The atrium is also briefly seen in the 1986 movie Manhunter starring William L. Petersen. After looking up at the incredible disorienting atrium, visitors can have a drink at the lobby lounge, Pulse, where Denzel Washington’s desperate pilot character, Whip Whitaker in the blockbuster "Flight," had a few too many the night before his hearing.
Cover image: "Atlanta Marriott Marquis" by Mike Boening Photography is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.