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The Weekend Australian - Travel - - TRAVEL & INDULGENCE - KA­T­RINA LOB­LEY

“You want the Re­nais­sance Con­course Ho­tel? Come right in, sit down, make your­self com­fort­able and I’ll get you right over there.” The Deep South’s famed charm and gal­lantry are served up in spades to trav­ellers tak­ing the cour­tesy bus from At­lanta’s In­ter­na­tional Air­port (the world’s busiest in terms of pas­sen­ger traf­fic) to this ho­tel with prime run­way views. Plane-spot­ters can book an air­port­fac­ing room and watch the com­ings and go­ings at this main hub of Delta Air Lines. Book the Avi­a­tor En­thu­si­ast pack­age, from $US159 ($220) and the ho­tel will throw in two tick­ets to the Delta Flight Mu­seum, a run­way map and binoc­u­lars, and an ap­pe­tiser and cock­tails in the Con­corde Bar. Kids? The Plane Fun Avi­a­tor deal in­cludes a colour­ing book, model and choco­late planes, binoc­u­lars and cook­ies and milk (from $US129). Those in tran­sit are wel­come to hang out in the Con­corde Bar to gawk at the go­ings-on through the pic­ture win­dows. The ho­tel is also close to the Porsche Ex­pe­ri­ence Cen­tre, which opened this year. En­thu­si­asts can take a cur­rent model for a spin on the test track with a pro in­struc­tor (from $US300). More: re­nais­sancecon­course.com; porschedriv­ing.com/at­lanta.

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