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Making the Market: Destinations

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Rest stops for your Market itinerary

Experience, experience, experience. Retailers are hearing over and over again that successful businesses sell experiences as much as merchandise. 

Markets at AmericasMart are all about the experience. In this series we are exploring how we set the mood for our buyers each Market. Use these guides as inspiration for making an experience in your store. 


Part 1: Destinations

Market can take it out of the best of us. Buyer's Lounges help our buyers relax whether their zen comes from a maessage, a cocktail, or just a place to stop for a few minutes. 


ECO Lounge: A new destination located in the Building 3 Atrium where buyers can rest, recharge and learn about products and partners that abide by sustainable practices. This lounge offers complimentary hospitality daily.Building 3, Floor 2, Atrium

Modern Luxury Headshot & Glam Studio: Get glam and smile! Meet with a personal stylist who will perfect your hair and makeup. You’ll then be whisked away to get your professional headshot taken for use on your social media channels, website and all your other business needs. The package includes a 20-minute portrait session, a selection of proofs and one retouched image, delivered as both a high-res image and web-ready version. We handle the details so you can relax and enjoy the experience. Headshots are complimentary for buyers. Walk-ins available from 3 – 6 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday, but appointments are encouraged. Studio closes at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 13. Learn more at Building 1, Floor 7. 

Wellness and Rejuvenation Lounge: Indulge in massages, wellness services, and beverages in a serene and relaxing environment throughout the week. Building 2, Floor 12, 1227

Creative Commons: Enjoy a relaxing space with skyline views, cocktails and hospitality throughout the week of Market. Building 2, Floor 10, 1090.

DEMDACO Crossroads: Kick back in this lounge offering daily amenities. Building 2, Floor 6, Escalator Lobby 

The Brownlow Lounge Rest and recharge all week during Market and enjoy daily amenities.Building 2, Floor 6, Escalator Lobby 

International Business Center: International buyers have access to a hospitality suite including Internet services, complimentary refreshments, a phone and message center, copier/fax and coat check service in a dedicated center designed to help you conduct business in Atlanta. Building 1, Floor 9, 9-D-9B

Market Club: Open during the January and July Markets, membership is open to companies who have attended five Markets over a five-year period. Members have access to a hospitality lounge, Internet services, complimentary refreshments, a phone and message center, and a copier/fax during Gift & Home Furnishings Market business hours. Building 1, Floor 6 and Building 2, Floor 8.

Designer Workspace: Stop by for inspiration, relaxation, networking and professional resources. The space includes work areas, meeting rooms, a sourcing library and concierge service. Building 1, Floor 15. 


Be sure to stop by the all at The Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, January 8-15, 2019. 


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Chelsea Peabody Bohannon
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