OmniRockStar2Red carpet photos and VIP treatment – that’s what you get with the Omni Hotel at CNN Center’s Rock Star Package. The hotel is rolling out the red carpet for concert-goers in 2013.  They’ve chosen several concert dates from Philips Arena where fans can party like a rock star at the hotel’s pre-concert bash featuring red carpet photos, light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The package also includes a special room rate starting at $159 per night, valet parking, VIP check-in and a fun swag bag.   

The hotel launched the series in January with the Justin Bieber concert. My family and I had an opportunity to enjoy the rock star treatment along with many other excited “Beliebers.” The VIP check-in was quick and easy and we had a blast posing for the photographer on the red carpet. The hotel is connected to CNN Center and Philips Arena so we never had to go outside. Avoiding the parking drama that comes with large events, the fun of staying over night, and of course the VIP perks made this package a real winner. We’re already figuring out which concert we want to do next.

OmniRockStar1Upcoming dates include:

    * Wednesday, February 27, 2013     Bon Jovi
    * Monday, March 11, 2013              Lady Gaga
    * Wednesday, March 27, 2013         Maroon 5
    * Friday, April 19, 2013                   Taylor Swift
    * Monday, April 22, 2013                 Rihanna
    * Sunday, April 28, 2013                 Rod Stewart
    * Monday, June 10, 2013                Fleetwood Mac
    * Friday, June 21, 2013                   One Direction

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Until next time, I’m off and running …

Lorraine Robertson is an author, nationally published freelance writer and creator of the site After two marathons, 13 half marathons and countless smaller races she’s still packing her running shoes and looking for her next great race. Lorraine was featured on the Travel Channel’s “Great Cruises: Why Not The Mediterranean?” television show and her life-changing wedding appeared on TLC’s “A Wedding Story.” She lives in the metro Atlanta area with her husband, Napoleon and their kids, Miles, 11, and Milan, 9.

Disclosure: My accommodations and concert tickets were provided by the Omni Hotel for media review purposes. As always my thoughts and opinions are all my own.

Photo credit: Roybal Photography