ATLANTA, Ga. - Signia by Hilton Atlanta announced Teri Agosta has been appointed general manager of the new 975-room hotel, located at Georgia World Congress Center. Expected to open in late 2023, Signia by Hilton Atlanta will overlook the Mercedes Benz-Stadium sports and entertainment complex and will be connected to the Congress Center.
In her new role, Agosta will be responsible for leading the opening and operations of Signia by Hilton Atlanta, the first new build for the brand. Owned by Georgia World Congress Center Authority and managed by Hilton Management Services, the hotel will feature 75,000 square feet of world-class meeting space, a destination bar, signature restaurant, and premium wellness amenities.
Most recently, Agosta opened the 600-room award-winning Hilton Cleveland Downtown and its four food and beverage outlets in 2016.
A hospitality industry veteran, Agosta has spent nearly the last 30 years with Hilton. She started her Hilton tenure in Baltimore as the director of marketing at Inn at The Colonnade Baltimore - a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Baltimore - BWI Airport before becoming general manager. Over the years, she’s overseen the day-to-day operations at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Wilmington, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC - Crystal City and Hilton Phoenix Resort at the Peak.
Throughout her tenure, Agosta has received numerous awards including General Manager of the Year by the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International, Arizona Chapter, in 2010, and named Hotelier of the Year by the Delaware Hotel and Lodging Association in 2003.
Agosta earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing at Grand Valley University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and studied at the L’Institute D’Tours, Tours, France.
Using feedback from meeting professionals, guests, owners, and developers, Signia by Hilton was created in 2019 to solve critical gaps in the industry to deliver an unparalleled experience from check-in to check-out. Signia by Hilton Atlanta will join a carefully curated portfolio of hotels in highly sought-after urban and resort destinations, and boast a variety of premier amenities and services, including an impressive arrival experience with locally-inspired architecture and manicured landscaping, modern guest rooms, a destination bar, a high-caliber fitness center including group classes and activities, and elevated meetings and event spaces to inspire innovative thinking, optimize productivity, and enhance collaboration.
About Georgia World Congress Center Authority
Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA), a key driver for Georgia’s economy, is the largest combined convention, sports, and entertainment campus in North America. Established in 1971, the GWCCA campus includes Georgia World Congress Center, Centennial Olympic Park, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, and, opening in late 2023, Signia by Hilton Atlanta. To learn more about the No. 1 convention, sports, and entertainment destination in the world, visit www.gwcca.org.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising more than 7,000 properties and more than 1.1 million rooms, in 123 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for five consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the nearly 146 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Signia by Hilton
Signia by Hilton is a dynamic, meetings- and events-focused brand that infuses sophisticated travel and premium experiences into every aspect of the guest experience. Each Signia by Hilton hotel will offer unparalleled meetings and events capabilities with world-class design, state-of-the-art technology and signature food and beverage offerings, all backed by the Hilton name and award-winning Hilton Honors program. Learn more about Signia by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/signia.