CNN Center

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Go behind-the-scenes of the news at CNN’s global headquarters.

The CNN Center in downtown Atlanta has been the head office of one of the world’s biggest news networks since 1987. You can still tour newsrooms and eat beside journalists and producers at the center’s food court.

The CNN center is made up of five separate buildings connected by a massive atrium. These buildings were originally designated for office space, and then turned into a theme park. A hotel still occupies one of the buildings.

Three different guided tours are run through the CNN headquarters. During the Morning Express with Robin Meade tour, held on Thursdays, you’ll meet lead news anchor Robin Meade and go inside the show’s newsroom.

Inside CNN VIP tours are run four times a day, Monday through Saturday. They offer more exclusive access than the general tours. General tours run every 10 minutes between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Children under 12 aren’t allowed on either the VIP or Robin Meade tour. Reserve tickets ahead of time through the CNN Center website.

Tours start on the ground floor of the atrium. The world’s longest free-standing escalator connects the ground-floor with the eighth, where most of the action happens. Make your way around the center to see writers, researchers and studio crews in action. Glass windows separate tour groups from staff.

The general and VIP tours pass through the sets of CNN, CNN International, CNN En Espanol, Head Line News and In Session. Get your photo taken at the CNN News desk. Some tours coincide with live broadcasting times, and groups are known to run into CNN personalities in the halls.

Each tour lasts about an hour and finishes in the CNN gift shop. Pick up CNN souvenirs such as T-shirts, mugs and caps.

A food court on the lower level caters to staff from the center and local businesses. It gets busy around lunchtime. Take your pick from 15 different fast-food eateries. There are several fine-dining restaurants on the upper floors. Book a table and you may rub shoulders with executives at an up-scale seafood restaurant.

Parking is limited at the CNN Center, so consider using public transport. Take the MARTA railway on the blue or green lines.

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Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
4 out of 5
165 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥8,967 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
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Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree Center Ave Ne, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥11,147 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 23
Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
4 out of 5
265 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥12,042 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
Hyatt Regency Atlanta Downtown
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
4 out of 5
210 Peachtree St. NW, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥14,672 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 23
The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
Hilton Atlanta
Hilton Atlanta
4 out of 5
255 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥9,307 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
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Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
Omni Atlanta Hotel at CNN Center
4 out of 5
100 CNN Center, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥19,223 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 23
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Reverb by Hard Rock Atlanta Downtown
Reverb by Hard Rock Atlanta Downtown
3.5 out of 5
38 Mangum St SW, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥15,810 per night from Nov 23 to Nov 23
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The American Hotel Atlanta Downtown - a DoubleTree by Hilton
The American Hotel Atlanta Downtown - a DoubleTree by Hilton
4 out of 5
160 Ted Turner Dr NW, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥13,820 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
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The Candler Hotel Atlanta, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Candler Hotel Atlanta, Curio Collection by Hilton
4 out of 5
127 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA
The price is ¥19,535 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
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