Zurich Business Meeting and Event Locations

Thanks to its central location in the very heart of Europe and direct flights from Atlanta and other major hubs, Zurich Switzerland is easy to reach for your next business meeting or event.

Zurich also has a first class infrastructure and public transportation system. Within Zurich, you can get from one place to another quickly and easily, thus giving you more time to enjoy this unique world class city, with its spectacular Alpine panorama.

Unique Events at Aura

Aura

The Aura is a unique venue, characterized by its custom made events, spectacular visuals and in house catering service.

Restaurant Giesserei in Zurich-Oerlikon

Giesserei Oerlikon Hofkunstloft

The honest, authentic and innovative cuisine wins all the hearts with seasonal delights in a refined dining setting. All rooms, including the restaurant, can seat up to 160 people.

The Metropol

Metropol meeting and events

The Metropol has two attractive event halls equipped with the latest technology, which can be used for banquets with up to 320 guests.

Union Square Starts In-Flight Meals On Delta

Classic cuisine by Union Square Cafe arrives on Delta Air Lines

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Delta One flyers on a few trans-Atlantic flights to Europe can enjoy hand-crafted selections by Union Square restaurant out of New York.

The new menu feature Italian-infused fare created by Carmen Quagliata, chef at Union Square brings the restaurant’s award-winning, philosophy to Delta Air Lines.

The partnership of Delta and Union Square Cafe deepens is a collaboration with the hospitality company behind beloved New York restaurants like Gramercy Tavern, North End Grill and Maialino has been served on select flights since December and will end at the end of the month.

Chef Carmen’s vibrant menus in the Delta One cabin reflects his Italian heritage with main course selections including:

  • Beef Short Rib Stracotto
  • Union Square Cafe’s Classic Roasted Chicken Breast
  • Gulf Shrimp and polenta
  • Baked Paccheri basil cream pasta

The latest menus pair with Delta’s 2016 wine program, which follows a similarly seasonal approach. The medley of vintages provide you with a sense of wine discovery as part of their in flight dining experience, and this year the wine will come from a number of local wineries from small artisanal wineries who bring to your tray a flavor and body uniquely their own.

In addition, the airline’s partnership with Union Square Hospitality Group has in the last year been making enhancements to its food programs featuring the culinary talents of Chef Linton Hopkins, Michelle Bernstein and Michael Chiarello on a selection of transoceanic routes, highlighting seasonal and regionally cuisine.

Delta wifi on International Flights

Delta Air Lines is offering high-speed Internet access on all transAtlantic flights between the US and the UK, mainland Europe, Israel and West Africa.

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Flights from Heathrow and Manchester

From the UK, the Delta offers up to 11 peak flights from Heathrow and one from Manchester, meaning more customers can access the internet at 30,000 feet.

“Delta already offer Wi-Fi across our domestic mainline fleet and we are delighted to extend the service to our trans Atlantic customers, giving them the option to work, keep in touch or surf the web throughout their flight,” said Nat Pieper, Delta’s Senior Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “More than 93% of our international flights offers Internet access and we will continue to use technology to make our customers’ air travel experience more productive whenever they fly with Delta.”

Delta’s wifi is powered by high-speed, Ku-Band satellite technology and is available on up to 83 round-trip flights to and from 27 European cities, in addition to Tel Aviv, Israel; Accra, Ghana; Lagos, Nigeria; and Dakar, Senegal.

Free Access to Delta Studio

Customers can also enjoy free access to Delta Studio, an in-flight streaming service, which allows them to view movies and TV options direct to their mobile devices that is available in addition to the airline’s existing on demand entertainment.

Delta began installing wifi on U.S. domestic mainline aircraft in 2008. With international satellite based wifi now installed on Delta’s wide body fleet; Boeing 747s, 767s, the Airbus A330 and transoceanic Boeing 757s, the Delta Air Lines operates the world’s largest wifi equipped fleet, giving customers more options to stay connected in flight.

Zika Health Advisory

Vacation by the pool

On January 15, 2016, The Center for Disease Control (CDC) issued a travel alert for as a result of an outbreak of the Zika virus in:

  • Mexico
  • Central America
  • South America
  • the Caribbean
  • the Pacific Islands

On January 16, 2016, health officials in Hawaii confirmed the first known instance of a Zika virus infection within the U.S., and then, cases have been confirmed in Florida, Illinois and Texas.

The Zika virus is spread by a mosquito, tick, or a flea. Given their proximity and the monthly flow of people across these countries’ borders, it seems very likely that the means of introduction was infected travelers.

Zika is a mosquito-borne virus with symptoms that could include rashes, fever, headaches, pain behind the eyes, and joint pain. The illness and its symptoms are “usually mild,” according to the CDC, and about one in five people infected will develop symptoms.

As a result, Zika often goes undiagnosed and people infected may not seek medical care.

On February 2, 2016, the CDC has confirmed test results that show Zika can be sexually transmitted.
The CDC is doing more research to provide guidance; especially for the male sexual partners of women who are or may be pregnant.

The urgency of this outbreak is not entirely from the severity of symptoms, but from the fact that Zika can be spread from a pregnant woman to her unborn baby and has been linked to birth defects, such as, microcephaly smaller than normal head size in infants.

The virus had never been detected in the Americas until now. Zika had only been identified in Africa, Asia, and, most recently, the Pacific islands and Cape Verde.

Currently, the two Pacific Islands where the virus infections are occurring in Samoa and Tonga, prompting the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to advise travelers, and particularly pregnant women, consider postponing travel to both islands.

Brazil is the epicenter of outbreak with over 1.5 million infections. As a result, athletes and tourists planning to travel to Brazil for the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are being told to continue to monitor the virus.

There is also evidence that Zika virus infections may be followed by a neurological disorder called Guillain-Barre syndrome, which is characterized by ascending paralysis, starting in the feet and legs and rising upwards. In severe cases, the muscles used for breathing become weak and the person has to be placed on a ventilator for respiratory support. In most cases, the person gradually recovers his or her strength over a period of weeks to months, but the recovery may not be complete.

The evidence linking Zika to Guillain-Barre syndrome is not as definitive as that for microcephaly, and the number of cases is not as large, so the CDC has not issued a warning against travel to these countries for those who are not pregnant. However, this is still a cause for concern.

How to Prevent Zika

There is no vaccine to prevent Zika. Therefore, the CDC advises travelers to protect themselves from mosquito bites by taking the following precautions:

  • Wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
  • „ Use EPA-registered insect repellents as directed.
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women can use all EPA registered insect repellents, including DEET, according to the product label.
  • Most repellents, including DEET, can be used on children aged greater than 2 months.
  • Use permethrin-treated clothing and gear, such as boots, pants, socks and tents. (Clothing, shoes, bed nets and camping gear can be treated with a pesticide called permethrin to kill or repel insects such as mosquitoes and ticks) You can buy pre-treated clothing and gear or treat them yourself.
  • Stay and sleep in screened-in or air-conditioned rooms.

Preparing Healthy Meals for Delta

Delta Air Lines continues to set the standard for onboard healthy eating with a new selection of tasty, nutritious and freshly made Luvo wraps.

Delta Meals by Luvo

Delta Luvo meals

Delta passengers can choose from chef created, nutritionist approved Southwest Grilled Chicken wraps, Sesame Grilled Chicken wraps and the Mediterranean Whole Grain Veggie wraps. These will give travelers another superior option for healthy, delicious menu items on select Delta flights.

  • Southwest Grilled Chicken Wrap – Grilled chicken wrapped with a multi-grain salad (whole grain barley, millet, and bulgur with black beans, corn and roasted tomatoes) in a cilantro Greek yogurt dressing with arugula, romaine and green garbanzo hummus in a tomato whole grain tortilla.
  • Sesame Grilled Chicken Wrap – Grilled chicken wrapped with a multi-grain salad (whole grain brown rice and barley with edamame and shiitake mushrooms) in a toasted sesame-ginger dressing with arugula, romaine and green garbanzo hummus in a tomato whole grain tortilla.
  • Mediterranean Whole Grain Veggie Wrap Vegetable and multi-grain salad (whole grain bulgur with green garbanzo beans, zucchini, slow roasted tomatoes and kale) in a balsamic vinaigrette with arugula, romaine and green garbanzo hummus in a spinach whole grain tortilla.

“We love the passion and quality Luvo brings to its food as it so closely aligns with our own approach to enhance the customer experience and offer more healthful options on board to meet our customer’s needs,” said Allison Ausband, Delta’s Senior Vice President Inflight Service.

The Delta team continuously strives to offer frequent refreshes for their customers, while developing a variety of fresh, flavorful and healthful options made from real ingredients.

Video: Preparing Meals for Delta

Each wrap is made with high-quality healthy ingredients that elevate flavor and taste, including fresh vegetables, nutty whole grains and savory chicken without antibiotics.

The wraps have limited sodium and added sugar and no artificial colors, sweeteners or flavors. Each wrap contains less than 500 calories, is packed with nutritional value and contains satisfying servings of protein.

They will be available for purchase for all Delta Comfort+™ and Main Cabin customers traveling on flights greater than 1,400 miles within the U.S., the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico and nonstop flights between JFK-LAX and JFK-SFO.

“At Luvo our mission is to make it easy for people to eat nutritious meals that taste amazing, no matter where their adventures may lead and we’re proud to launch our new menu items with Delta to help accomplish this mission in the air,” said Christine Day, Chief Executive Officer at Luvo. “Together, we continue to redefine customers’ in-flight experiences by providing the nutrition and taste they desire, in a fresh new way.”

In December 2015, Delta’s domestic food offerings were lauded by The Diet Detective in its annual Airline Food Investigation with Health Ratings as the airline took the top spot among large network carriers and tied for second among all U.S.-based airlines with a score of four out of five stars, highlighting Delta’s partnership with Luvo.

The airline’s partnership with Luvo cements Delta’s commitment to develop unique partnerships to evolve its food philosophy.

Delta in recent years has expanded its regional and seasonal options for customers on both domestic and international flights. In addition to its partnership with Luvo, the airline partners with talented chefs like Linton Hopkins, Michelle Bernstein and Michael Chiarello as well as Danny Meyer, New York City restaurateur and CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group, to enhance the on-board, culinary experience.

In Dec. 2015, the airline announced that customers flying in the Delta One cabin on all transoceanic flights across Delta’s global network will enjoy seasonally rotating, regionally-influenced menus featuring ingredients sourced at the height of flavor, often from artisan, small-batch producers.

In addition, Travel Pulse recently named Delta the U.S. airline with the best beer selection, scored by beer-rating site, Beer Advocate. Ranked among nine other airline beer menus, Delta’s pulled in the top score of 73.6 out of 100.

Delta will continue to announce new offerings on board and make enhancements to its EATS menu in 2016.

About Luvo Inc.

Luvo was founded on a simple idea: To love our food — how it tastes, what it does for our health and how it makes us feel nourished and happy. Luvo develops, manufactures, markets and sells healthy retail food products and frozen ready-made entrees.

Luvo works with its suppliers to ensure the quality of its ingredients, giving top consideration to eco-friendly practices that promote sustainability and ethical sourcing and products that are environmentally sound and health sustaining.

Best International Vacation Trends for 2016

Caribbean Top Vacation Trend for 2016

Americans are setting sail for the Caribbean, according to a new survey of travel experts. Once again, Caribbean cruises comprise the most popular international vacation destination for 2016.

Caribbean

By the pool at the House Resort on Barbados.

In its Travel Trends Survey, Travel Leaders Group polled 1,316 USA based travel agency owners, managers and front-line agents asking them to name the five top international destinations they’re already booking for clients in 2016.

Caribbean cruises came out in first place with 42.9%; followed by Cancun, Mexico, 35.1%; European river cruises, 24.4%; London, 23.5%; and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, 19.8%.

Caribbean Princess

Cruise on the Caribbean Princess.

The demand for Caribbean cruises means that there are always new choices for travelers. In November, Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Vista, will set sail from Miami to ports throughout the region, with an onboard brewery and the first IMAX Theater on a cruise ship.

Holland America is launching the Koningsdam this year, which will feature the cruise line’s first staterooms specially designed for families and solo travelers.

As a new entrant into deep sea cruising, Viking Cruises has several new Caribbean itineraries for 2016, including an 11 day trip from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Cancun Mexico Tips & Trends

Located near Mexico’s ancient Mayan ruins and with miles of pristine white beaches, Cancun is a perennially popular vacation choice, with numerous options for hotels and resorts for every taste and budget.

For travelers who love to party as well as soak up some sun, there’ll be a new place to stay in 2016. The adults-only Breathless Mayan Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa from AMResorts opens in April, with plenty of ways to kick back and have some fun, including a masquerade party every Saturday.

European River Cruises

With their leisurely pace and fascinating ports of call, river cruises are a great way to experience Europe’s history and culture. Their growing popularity moves them up from fourth place in 2015 to third place this year in the Travel Leaders survey.

River cruising takes travelers through the heart of such major European cities as Budapest, Vienna, Paris, while offering themed cruises on everything from D-Day to Valentine’s Day.

London England Trends & Tips

In 2016, visitors to London can help celebrate the life and legacy of William Shakespeare on the 400th anniversary of his death. There’ll be performances by the Royal Shakespeare Company and London Philharmonic, as well as exhibits and guided tours examining the history of the English-speaking world’s greatest playwright.

London’s new attractions include the Shard, which is the European Union’s tallest building and offers incredible views of the famous Tower Bridge and nearby Tower of London from its rooftop. There’s also the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace and a tunnel slide set to open in the spring in Olympic Park.

Punta Cana

Punta Cana is on the easternmost point of the Dominican Republic, and apart from its beautiful beaches where the Atlantic and Caribbean meet, it’s known as a haven for some of the region’s top all-inclusive resorts.

Adventure travelers enjoy the area because of the opportunities ranging from kayaking and windsurfing to zip-lining. Plus, Punta Cana’s relative cost and proximity to the southeast United States make it an ideal weekend getaway.

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Best Luxury Vacation Trends for 2016

European river Cruises Best Luxury travel for 2016

As part of its annual Travel Trends Survey, Travel Leaders Group polled 1,316 U.S.-based travel agency owners, managers and front-line agents about the top trends they’re seeing for 2016, including in the growing area of luxury travel.

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River Cruising in Europe.

Three Europe destinations were among the top five luxury vacation spots.

European river cruises are at the very top, at 32.5%; followed by Italy, 25.5%; and Mediterranean cruises, 19.4%. Rounding out the top five are Caribbean cruises, 19.2%; and Australia, 11.5%.

When it comes vacation destinations trends, European river cruises also come out in first place, at 11.2%. But after that, there’s quite a bit of variety, indicating that luxury travelers are interested in a range of experiences. Cuba comes in second, at 8.3%; followed by an African safari, 4.6%; Australia, 3.9%; and Costa Rica, 2.9%.

Mediterranean Cruises

Whether you’re talking about sailing along a European river, through the Mediterranean or in the Caribbean, luxury cruises have some things in common.

Mediterranean cruise

Take an cruise excursion in Venice that includes a Gondola.

The voyages are generally all-inclusive and the ships tend to be smaller, with more spacious accommodations and a greater level of amenities such as gourmet dining, a high staff-to-passenger ratio and unique shore excursions.

For example Crystal Cruises, which will launch the Mozart, an all-suite vessel, on its maiden voyage along the Danube River in July, focuses on longer stays, allowing travelers to immerse themselves in European history and culture.

Italy

For land-based destinations, such as Italy, a luxury vacation offers travelers more opportunities to customize their trip. They can select top-of-the-line hotels and resorts, smaller tours and an itinerary that appeals to their interests.

For some, that could be a specific region such as sun-drenched Tuscany, the gorgeous Amalfi coast or the grand cities of Venice, Florence and Rome. Others may want to focus on a particular topic, such as wine and food or art and history.

Luxury travelers in search of unique experiences, who yearn for a taste of adventure, may want to try one of the survey’s top up-and-coming destinations.

Cuba

A trip to Cuba can be priceless for Americans who want to be among the first to visit the island in the wake of normalized relations. People to people tours allowed under USA law give visitors a level of interaction they wouldn’t get on a typical vacation, with visits to schools, businesses and cultural organizations. An African safari affords an unparalleled chance to see wildlife up close.

Australia

Australia offers the opportunity to explore a vast continent, from bustling cities to the Great Barrier Reef to the rugged Outback. For something truly unique, try the Margaret River wine region in Western Australia where you can enjoy some of the best wines that never make it to the U.S.

Costa Rica

A visit to Costa Rica is a chance to focus on eco-tourism, whether that means exploring the rainforest or a breathtaking view of a volcano, while enjoying one of the Central American country’s many luxury resorts.

For help planning a luxury vacation anywhere in the world, contact your travel agent.

Best Travel Trends for 2016

Disney World Orlando Top Choice

In a result that would make Mickey Mouse proud, Orlando squeaked by Maui to claim the top spot in a survey of U.S. vacation destinations for 2016, according to a national poll of travel experts.

As part of its annual Travel Trends Survey, Travel Leaders Group surveyed 1,316 U.S.-based travel agency owners, managers and front-line agents about the top destinations they’re already booking for 2016. The agents were asked to name the five top domestic destinations in demand from their clients.

Orlando, which finished second last year, came in first at 35.9 percent, followed very closely by the Hawaiian island of Maui with 35.8 percent. Rounding out the top five are Alaskan cruises, 35.3 percent; New York City, 30.6 percent; and Las Vegas, 28.8 percent.

Visitors to Orlando will find plenty of new attractions in 2016. Disney World Orlando has given its shopping and dining area a makeover and a new name, Disney Springs, inspired by Florida’s historic architecture. Plus, Disney is building several new attractions one based on the hot Star Wars movie franchise, plus an addition to its Animal Kingdom that’s inspired by the film Avatar.

Best Travel Tips & Trends for Hawaii

Maui is Hawaii’s second-largest island and a great option for travelers who want to experience the Aloha State’s stunning scenery and world-famous beaches.

Wailea Golf Course on the Maui.

Wailea Golf Course on the Maui.

Maui offers recreational activities from hiking and horseback riding to windsurfing and snorkeling. January to April is peak time for whale watching. Haleakala National Park is home to the island’s highest peak, rising 10,023 feet above sea level. The summit is an unforgettable vantage point from which to view a sunrise or sunset.

Alaska

In 2016, there’ll be more options for travelers who want to experience Alaska’s breathtaking landscape from a cruise ship.

Alaska

Alaska Cruise

Princess Cruises will have six ships plying the state’s waters, offering a combination of land and sea packages. Holland America Line is planning a new “Base Camp” at the entrance to Denali National Park, an area with shopping, dining and entertainment that will accompany the cruise line’s signature Alaska Land + Sea Journeys.

Best of New York

Two New York City landmarks are turning 125 years old in 2016, making this year a perfect time to visit. The New York Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark, with 250 acres that are home to more than a million living plants. The annual Orchid Show takes place Feb. 27 to April 17. Carnegie Hall is also celebrating its 125th birthday. There’ll be a gala concert May 5, as well as a full slate of performances all year long.

Las Vegas Trends

Las Vegas, a city known for entertainment options, is getting more this year. In April, the 20,000-seat Las Vegas Arena opens with a roster of rock, pop and country music stars performing throughout 2016.

Also in the spring, MGM Grand Hotel and Casino is bringing the sports entertainment chain Top golf to the Strip, offering competitive golfing for all ages and abilities, with technology that tracks the accuracy and distance of players’ shots.

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Delta Air Lines Modern Design from Alessi & Ga Tech

Delta Air Lines forms new relationships with Alessi and Georgia Tech.

Video: Delta In Seattle

Delta has invested $15 million in facilities at SEA-TAC to improve the travel experience with modern design. From providing power ports to offering expanded ticket counters, Delta made flying more convenient and enjoyable.

Delta Bring Modern Design to the Skies

Expect a new design in First class in 2017. Delta Air Lines decided to refresh and enhance its onboard serviceware in Delta One and First Class, it looked to the renowned network of designers at Alessi to create a signature line featuring a new modern design and functionality.

Delta One and First Class will see the product of Delta’s tie-up with Alessi come to life on board in 2017.

The partnership brings together the stylish and contemporary designs that made Alessi a celebrated and iconic brand with Delta’s efforts to redefine the in flight experience through innovation.

We understand every aspect and detail of the travel experience matters to our customers, said Robyn Klein, Delta’s Managing Director – On Board Services. Working alongside the talented and creative teams at Alessi, a design house that continues to set the standard for innovative and unique design, we’ll bring to the airplane an uncompromising level of elegance and service that builds on Alessi’s renowned design inspiration.

The enhancement to Delta’s serviceware comes as the airline continues to make evolutionary and meaningful enhancements to the experience it offers on board, including partner chef-created menus that reflect local and seasonal flavors made with fresh ingredients sourced from independent purveyors as well as a wine program curated by Delta’s Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson.

The key to a truly memorable in-flight service and culinary experience starts with the very product the food is served on, said Paolo Cravedi, Alessi’s Managing Director of USA and Canada. We are creating for Delta’s customers a bespoke and inspirational line of plates, glasses, flatware and service products that sets the tone for the delicious and thoughtful approach the airline has taken with their on-board food and beverage offerings.

This is the first time Alessi’s signature modern designs will appear in flight with a major airline. Over the next several months, Delta’s service teams, in collaboration with designers from Alessi will carefully ideate, design and test the new serviceware in flight before rolling them out in mid-2017.

The products will complement cabin improvements Delta recently completed on board, including full flat-bed seating with direct aisle access in Delta One which feature Westin Heavenly Bedding, a modern and recently enhanced TUMI-designed amenity kit and skin products from Malin + Goetz. All Delta customers are treated to a wide variety of entertainment options and meticulously thought-through details in service and amenities offered throughout the aircraft.

Alessi has a long history of innovative, stylish and functional design. Their independent designers have created a wide range of unique products, many of which are featured in the permanent collections of museums around the world, including several at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

The Italian design group also calls famed architects like Frank Gehry, Michael Graves and Naoto Fukasawa among the most influential in its portfolio of designers.

Delta’s broader brand transformation extends beyond the service and products it offers on board. The airline earlier this year teamed up with clothing designer Zac Posen to create a timeless uniform collection for the airline’s flight attendants, airport customer service agents and other employees. And recently, Delta began investing in system-wide renovations and enhancements to Delta Sky Clubs, featuring improved food and beverage options.

Delta Foundation Invest $5M in Ga Tech

Delta Air Lines is creating a collaborative research center at The Georgia Institute of Technology where the airline, through a $2 million grant, is funding projects to enhance its operations and the customer experience.

About The Delta Air Lines Foundation

The Delta Air Lines Foundation is a nonprofit corporation formed in 1968 to enhance Delta’s charitable giving. The Foundation is focused on the key areas of health and wellness, arts and culture, education and diversity. Foundation contributions are unrestricted, allowing recipients to use funds where they are needed the most.

Delta is seen as an innovator in the aviation industry. A commitment to constant improvement has driven the company’s success, leading to accolades such as being named to Fortune magazine’s list of the 50 Most Admired Companies.

This space enhances Delta’s 86-year commitment to industry-leading firsts, like pioneering the use of a hub and spoke system in 1955, being the first U.S. airline with motion graphic maps in the cabin showing the aircraft’s position and route in 1992 and launching the first mobile baggage tracking app in 2011.

At Delta we are continuously seeking to improve and elevate our operations and the customer experience, said Gil West, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Delta. This facility is the first of its kind for the domestic aviation industry. Tapping into the bright minds at Georgia Tech is an opportunity to gain new perspectives and approaches across Delta for changes that will advance our business now and for years to come.

The collaborative space is designed to promote business enhancements and innovation through research that centers on the way people and products interact. The facility provides:

  • Co-development and collaboration with Delta business and technology teams, Georgia Tech research staff and students from various colleges within the university.
  • Delta-led project development with the ability to vet concepts and ideas to understand business impact and value, assessing feasibility in the work environment.
  • Dedicated space for experimenting in a safe framework away from the operation to facilitate evaluating, envisioning and prototyping in a quick, iterative manner.
  • Immersive opportunities to share a holistic view of Delta’s business operations with top-tier talent looking for collaborative, challenging work environments.

Already in development, the research facility began taking shape when Delta secured a five-year lease for the 6,500 square foot space at 75 Fifth St. in Atlanta’s Midtown district. The airline is enhancing its ability to pioneer cutting-edge programs and technological advancements, looking to improve areas like service recovery, customer experience and customer satisfaction.

“Delta Air Lines and Georgia Tech have a rich heritage of working together in everything from research to hiring our co-ops and graduates. We are delighted that Delta’s collaborative research center will provide even greater opportunities for Georgia Tech students, faculty, and staff to work with this outstanding global airline,” said Georgia Tech President G. P. “Bud” Peterson.

The venture is planned for early 2016, making Delta the newest tenant of the Centergy building, a development housing corporate innovation hubs and startups, among others, and part of Georgia Tech’s innovation neighborhood at Technology Square.

As part of The Delta Air Lines Foundation’s mission to support education, the Foundation has committed a $3 million multi-year grant to the Georgia Tech Foundation for the Georgia Tech Advanced Manufacturing Pilot Facility (AMPF) located at 555 14th St. in Atlanta’s Midtown district. The AMPF establishes Georgia Tech as the national leader in advanced manufacturing with a collaboration of Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Industrial and Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Interactive Computing.

About Georgia Institute of Technology

The Georgia Institute of Technology, also known as Georgia Tech, is one of the nation’s leading research universities, providing a focused, technologically based education to more than 25,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Georgia Tech has many nationally recognized programs, all top-ranked by peers and publications alike, and is ranked in the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News and World Report.

It offers degrees through the Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Sciences, the Scheller College of Business, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. As a leading technological university, Georgia Tech has more than 100 centers focused on interdisciplinary research that consistently contribute vital research and innovation to American government, industry, and business.