Site Selection: Washington, DC

This month, Meeting Logistics managed a four-day Stage 3 Mock Meeting Session in Washington, DC. We hosted the meeting at the Westin Georgetown. Located on both the lobby and conference levels of the hotel, they have 12,000 square feet of event space including meeting rooms and ballrooms. We used the Washington Ballroom and several breakouts on the conference level. The staff was excellent and in every aspect, went the extra mile. The Westin Georgetown is conveniently located near iconic Georgetown’s shops and many great restaurants, the Kennedy Center, Dupont Circle, and the White House.

Washington has some of the most unique and historic settings and event locations. Home to some of the most recognizable monuments and buildings in the world, Washington offers endless opportunities for meetings and events. Washington is very accessible to most major cities; three airports serve the Washington DC area: Washington Reagan National Airport, Dulles International Airport and Baltimore Washington International Airport.
The Walter E. Washington Convention Center is a massive 2.3 million square foot convention and meeting facility. It is equipped to handle events of all sizes, ranging from 500 to 42,000 attendees. It has 198,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with a total of 77 break-out rooms and the largest ballroom in the region.

Festivals, special events and citywide conventions are always on the calendar in DC, giving attendees opportunities to participate in many events. One event that is noteworthy is the world-famous National Cherry Blossom Festival which is held from March 20 to April 13. This event attracts more than 1.5 million visitors each year. It boats more than 3,000 flowering cherry blossom trees that were given to Washington as a gift from the mayor of Tokyo, Japan. Join in the for the opening ceremony, parade, street festival and the waterfront fireworks that are part of the celebrations.

Washington has a lot to offer and should be on your list of cities to consider for your next corporate event.  Please contact us if you would like help planning your event in Washington.