Skanska & SG Contracting Building Signia by Hilton

A joint venture led by global construction and development firm, Skanska, along with SG Contracting, Inc., announced it has been selected to build the world’s first newly constructed Signia by Hilton hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. Skanska and SG Contracting are providing preconstruction and construction management services for the $308.25 million project, which will be connected to and serve as the headquarters hotel for the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC).

Located on the northwest corner of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority campus, the hotel will overlook Mercedes-Benz Stadium andconnectto GWCC by way of walkway. The hotel, designed by Gensler, is set to open in early 2024.

"The Signia by Hilton will further elevate Atlanta’s international presence and position as a major host of civic, cultural and commercial events," said Scott Cannon, executive vice president and general manager for Skanska USA Building’s Georgia and South Carolina operations. “As a catalyst for economic growth in the region, the hotel will generate an estimated 600 construction jobs, as well as employ many more once it opens.”

Signia by Hilton is a new upscale brand from Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (NYSE: HLT). The 1,225,000-square-foot hotel will be built to achieve LEED Gold certification and feature:

  • 40 stories,
  • 975 spacious guest rooms, which will feature contemporary designs and state-of-the-art technology important to travelers,
  • an impressive lobby with a true sense of arrival featuring locally inspired architecture, landscaping and a contemporary design aesthetic,
  • 75,000 square feet of world-class meeting and event space designed to spark innovative thinking for today's modern meeting attendee,
  • parking facilities,
  • an invigorating spa,
  • fitness facilities with a 6,670-square-foot pool deck,
  • outdoor event lawn and deck,
  • a market, and
  • two chef-driven restaurants and three destination bars.

“Having called Atlanta “home” for many years, we are inspired to work on the biggest hotel project to break ground in our city in decades,” said Sachin Shailendra, president of SG Contracting, Inc., an Atlanta-based general contracting and construction management company. “It will also spur revitalization of Atlanta’s Westside.”

Renderings courtesy of Georgia World Congress Center Authority can be found here.

About Skanska

Skanska is one of the world’s leading construction and development companies. Skanska’s core operations in the U.S. include building construction, civil infrastructure and developing self-financed commercial properties. In 2020, construction in the U.S. generated $6.5 billion in revenue, and as a developer in the U.S., Skanska has invested a total of $2.8 billion in commercial and multi-family projects. With U.S. headquarters in New York City, Skanska has 29 offices with 7,600 employees nationwide. An industry-leading innovator in both safety and project execution, Skanska offers competitive solutions for traditional and complex assignments that build a more sustainable future for our customers and communities. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled approximately $17.2 billion in 2020.

About SG Contracting, Inc.

SG Contracting is an Atlanta-based general contracting and construction management company. Our principals and employees have extensive project experience collectively spanning over a century in several markets throughout Georgia and the Southeast. Our accomplishments include the construction of projects throughout the metro Atlanta area – earning us the reputation for world-class quality and excellence. Our areas of expertise include athletics, aviation, healthcare, higher education, interiors, institutional and K-12. For more information, visit

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