The Hilton Garden Inn anchors a mixed-use development and opened in March 2008. The 242-room hotel was the first new Hilton hotel in Downtown Atlanta following the expiration of a 30-year franchise restriction. The overall development includes 50,000 square feet of restaurant/retail space and a public parking deck to serve both the hotel and the surrounding attractions. The site is ideally located opposite the entrance to the Georgia Aquarium and one block away from the World of Coca-Cola. The project is also home to Downtown Atlanta’s first public helipad. The rooftop houses Ventanas, Atlanta’s premier indoor/outdoor event facility. Boston’s famed Legal Sea Foods restaurant inhabits the signature street-level retail space.