Create lasting connections in a city that inspires, where history is made and monumental moments abound.
There’s excitement around what Washington, DC has to offer. Condé Nast Traveler put Washington, DC at the top of its Gold List of favorite destinations in the world for 2021, and DC was also the number one city to visit on The New York Times’ list of “52 places to go in 2020.”
With a plethora of distinguished hotels, unique venues and exciting things to do, Washington, DC can deliver a presidential experience for discerning guests.
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VIP Group Experiences
- Welcome Rooftop Reception: Open your event with a private rooftop terrace reception overlooking DC’s iconic skyline, followed by a Monuments by Moonlight sightseeing tour. Localize the arrival experience by serving DC’s official cocktail, The Rickey, or offering a whiskey tasting featuring George Washington’s original recipe.
- Immersive Writing Workshop: Some of the most famous speeches have been delivered from Washington, DC. Celebrate these monumental moments through a custom speech writing workshop with a prestigious firm like West Wing Writers. They have helped presidents, prominent executives, entertainers, philanthropists and athletes articulate their story. Enhance this exclusive experience with a guided-tour at the new Planet Word, a voice-activated museum (the world’s first!) where language comes to life.
- Storied Chefs & Neighborhood Foodie Tours: DC is a culinary capital confirmed by honors including Bon Appétit's restaurant city of the year and Zagat's hottest food city. Whether via a private culinary tour in the charming Georgetown neighborhood or accompanied by stories from a former White House chef like Chef Andre Rush, lunch will be memorable.
- Afternoon Excursions Abound: Every interest, ability, and age is accommodated on custom tours or excursions in Washington, DC. Learn more about the District’s art and architecture, American politics, or even covert operations and espionage at the International Spy Museum. For hands-on history, organize a specialty tour at George Washington’s Mount Vernon or see DC differently by kayak, water taxi, or privately captained speed boats.
- Noteworthy Nightcap: Listen to the District’s unique sound of Go-Go at a live music venue or cocktail lounge. For an elevated experience, consider a performance by Go-Go Symphony, or wow your guests with a final farewell from Step Afrika!
- The REACH, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Kick off your program with an engaging expert or local leader at the Justice Forum or Skylight Pavilion by renting the REACH. The expanded campus of the Kennedy Center strives to cultivate a culture of inclusiveness, in which the art and audiences are as rich, diverse and ever-changing as America itself.
- Smithsonian Institution Museums: There are 16 different Smithsonian museums plus the National Zoo offering private event space in Washington, DC. Wow your guests with a reception amongst the stars at the National Air and Space Museum or a seated gala in the enchanting and glass-enclosed Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard at the American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.
- Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center: Welcome to a premier venue for hosting influential events, the World Trade Center in Washington, DC. One of the multiple event spaces is Woodrow Wilson Plaza, a four-acre, open-air courtyard surrounded by neoclassical architecture that connects Pennsylvania and Constitution avenues.
- National Museum of Women in the Arts: Host a special event at the world's only major art museum solely dedicated to championing women artists. The elegant Great Hall and Mezzanine are ideal for cocktails, dinner and dancing in downtown DC.
- DC Water: Looking for a state-of-the-art, LEED Platinum building that offers some of the most environmentally enlightened green technology to recycle water and energy? Located across from Nationals Park in the dynamic Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, DC Water features waterfront views of the Anacostia River and 360-degree rooftop vistas.
- The Hay-Adams: Originally designed in the 1920s as a residential hotel, “The Hay” has always preserved the ambiance of a distinguished private home in Lafayette Square. Explore the 145-room hotel featuring 21 suites and rooftop views of the White House.
- InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf: Indulge your attendees with well-appointed guestrooms, plush amenities and select rooms featuring balconies overlooking the dazzling Wharf waterfront development and the Washington Channel.
- St. Regis Washington DC: Explore pure luxury with the St. Regis Washington DC’s virtual tours of its 172 guest rooms and suites, featuring original Palladian windows and Italian Renaissance Louis XVI chandeliers, with refined sophistication just a short walk from the White House.
- Conrad Washington, DC: The contemporary urban oasis is located in the heart of CityCenterDC. Guests enjoy luxury accommodations, shopping and restaurants helmed by top chefs, plus a rooftop bar with unobstructed monument views.
- Riggs Washington, DC and Lyle Washington, DC: Two new independent hotels from Lore Group offer distinct designs. Lyle opens April 2021 and creates a world of calm in the capital’s vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood. Riggs is the reinvention of an icon in the bustling Penn Quarter neighborhood. Paying homage to the building’s legacy, Riggs guest rooms and suites are reminiscent of a private safety deposit box, while serendipitous details throughout the hotel draw on a narrative inspired by the golden age of banking.