Archive for November, 2015

Company creates finance jobs in Atlanta

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

NCR, the global leader in consumer transaction technologies, is projected to create 3,600 new jobs in Atlanta as a result of establishing its new headquarters campus in Technology Square, in the heart of Midtown.

Located at the corner of 8th and Spring Street NW, the new headquarters will establish a presence for NCR close to Atlanta’s rich innovation centers and leading academic institutions. It will also improve the company’s access to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, making it easier for financial services, retail and hospitality customers from all over the world to visit Atlanta and experience NCR’s innovative technology solutions.

“Our new world headquarters campus is truly a watershed moment for the future of NCR and the City of Atlanta,” said NCR Chairman and CEO Bill Nuti. “We are partnering with the City of Atlanta, State of Georgia and the University System of Georgia to create an environment that will inspire passion, collaboration and innovation. It’s going to be one of the most dynamic tech communities in the world.” “Advancing Atlanta’s global competitiveness is Invest Atlanta’s mission,” said Craig J. Richard, President and CEO of Invest Atlanta. “When a global powerhouse like NCR chooses Atlanta to base their world headquarters, it confirms Atlanta as a talent-rich city for global business.”

“We are thrilled that NCR Corporation is building its new, $260 million headquarters here in Atlanta and bringing more than 3,600 jobs to our city,” said Mayor Reed. “Thanks to companies like NCR, the City of Atlanta continues to be one of the fastest-growing technology centers in the nation and reinforces our emerging presence as an international technology center.”

Hotel to create hospitality jobs in Atlanta

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

A new hotel being built will most likely create hospitality jobs in Atlanta.

Hard Rock International plans to open Hard Rock Hotel Atlanta in spring 2018. Developed along with Bolton Atlanta LP, the 220-room Hard Rock International managed hotel will be located next to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, future home of the Atlanta Falcons.

Hard Rock Hotel Atlanta will offer multiple amenities, including a lobby lounge, heated outdoor swimming pool and a rooftop oasis where guests will enjoy cocktails and dining in the city’s growing arts district. Additionally, the property will host a variety of offerings exclusive to the Hard Rock brand, such as a Rock Spa featuring the brand’s latest music-infused spa treatments, Body Rock workout facility, Rock Shop where guests will be able to purchase the brand’s merchandise, and a contemporary take on the Hard Rock Cafe reflective of the Castleberry Hill neighborhood.

Conveniently located on Centennial Olympic Park Drive, Hard Rock Hotel Atlanta will sit across the street from the region’s largest concentration of sporting and entertainment venues, all within walking distance to the 4th largest Convention Center in the United States. The upcoming project will cater to the distinct needs to meetings and incentive groups with more than 10,660 square feet of ballroom and banquet facility space.

“Atlanta has become a preferred destination among travelers and the city’s widespread appeal makes it an ideal destination for Hard Rock’s global fan base,” said Marco Roca, executive vice president of global hotel development at Hard Rock International. “We look forward to showcasing our world-class brand and bringing the Hard Rock Hotels experience to this thriving modern city.”

“We’re thrilled to announce our collaboration with Hard Rock International as part of the Castleberry Park development, an EB-5 project,” said Frank Chen, general manager of Bolton Atlanta, LP, the ownership group for the Castleberry Park development project. “The area’s energetic atmosphere and history of embracing artistic endeavors aligns well with the Hard Rock Hotel product and we’re sure the upcoming property will quickly become the go-to entertainment and leisure destination.”