Catching Fire and Gone with the Wind Travel: Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta

Both “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” and “Gone with the Wind” have Atlanta, Georgia connections, and the Hilton Garden Inn Midtown is taking advantage by pairing a hotel stay with travel deals based on each.  Happily, this pairing draws attention to a few of Atlanta’s historic landmarks that are worth a visit even without their popular culture connections.

The Swan House, a Catching Fire movie location

The Swan House, a Catching Fire movie location

First up, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The Hunger Games Package includes a tour of the Swan House, a 1928 mansion that is part of the Atlanta History Center. Parts of Catching Fire were filmed at the Swan House. The rooms that were used in the movie, as well as, behind-the-scenes photos and props are prominent tour features.

The Hunger Games Package also includes passes to the Atlanta History Museum including the Smith Family Farm and Gardens. The Smith Family Farm and Gardens offers a look into farm life during the Civil War. The Atlanta History Museum, one of the largest history museums in the United States has a mix of traveling and permanent exhibits.

For “Gone with the Wind” inspired travel, the Hilton Garden Inn has paired a hotel stay with a docent-led tour of Margaret Mitchell House. Mitchell penned her novel Gone with the Wind while living in this Tudor-style building. . This Travel with the Wind package also includes a hot buffet breakfast and valet parking for each day of your stay.

Where Margaret Mtichell penned "Gone with the Wind"

Where Margaret Mtichell penned “Gone with the Wind”

Both of these packages run through December 2014. Rooms range from 1 king bed to a 2 queen junior suite with a sofa bed. One night starts at $179.

Because the Hilton Garden Inn Midtown is located two blocks from the Midtown MARTA station, several of Atlanta’s other sites are within easy reach. Of particular note are the World of Coca Cola, the Georgia Aquarium and the High Museum of Art. These are less than 1 to just over 1.5 miles from the hotel.

When you’re not out and about in Atlanta, The Hilton Garden Inn Midtown has features to keep you comfortable and occupied. There’s an outdoor pool, a whirlpool, a fitness center, a restaurant that serves breakfast only, and a bar/lounge. WiFi is complimentary throughout the hotel, and each room is equipped with a HDTV, mini-fridge, microwave and a coffee maker.

After the packages above have expired, check rates at this Hilton link or on Priceline.

Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Midtown
97 10th Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia, 30309
phone: 404/524-4006

Post by Jamie Rhein of Midwest Travel Writers Association. Photos courtesy of Hilton Garden Inn


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