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Luckie Marietta District Awarded the Tourism Champion Partnership Award

September 27,2011

The Luckie Marietta District was awarded the Tourism Champion Partnership Award at the 2011 Governor’s Conference on Tourism. Governor Nathan Deal presented the award during the annual conference, which recognizes several of the state’s top tourism professionals. The Tourism Champion Awards were created in 2003 to acknowledge the support and guidance given to the state’s tourism industry by individuals and organizations who have taken leadership roles in developing tourism opportunities in communities across the state.

The Luckie Marietta District received the Partnership Award for their alliance, a member-based initiative, to increase visitation and tourism expenditures to Georgia.

“The Luckie Marietta District joins together the unique and authentic aggregation of both local and world-class assets, including businesses big and small,” said David Marvin, President and Founder of Legacy Property Group and the man behind the visions of the Luckie Marietta
District. “Each member voluntarily commits their time, services and money to make this area an unparalleled development project.”

Marvin added that the district has grown in two years from nearly 30 members in 2009, to a thriving combination of upscale accommodations and attractions totaling nearly 60 members in 2011 – making it one of the fastest growing, organic developments in Atlanta and in the U.S.

Carey Rountree, Georgia Aquarium’s Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, added, "The Luckie Marietta District's goal is to connect the businesses in our neighborhood. It has raised awareness about the rich offering that surrounds Centennial Olympic Park."

In addition to its members, Marvin credits the success of the Luckie Marietta District to the support the area has received from the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, Central Atlanta Progress, Downtown Neighborhood Association and the Convention Collection at Centennial
Olympic Park.