HOME AND AWAY
“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.