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Meeting & Convention Housing Services in Washington, DC

Destination DC has provided housing services for conventions and meetings in Washington, DC for more than twenty years. Destination DC serves as a liaison between the hotel and your staff, working efficiently within your budget to maximize your room block and manage, track and report your pickup...

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The Washington, DC Meeting Planner Toolkit

Your Curated Meeting Concierge Ask a local. Find the right venue. Let us help you. We want to get to know you and help you craft the perfect meeting. Whether you’re thinking of planning your next meeting in DC or you’re in town about to host your first general session, our team is here to ensure...

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What’s New in the Nation’s Capital

As international and American investment creates more game-changing developments, and as neighborhoods sprout new restaurants and attractions, DC is becoming even more exciting and event-worthy. • • • NEW URBAN HUBS The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - The REACH Expansion Opened...

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Your Guide to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The cornerstone of downtown DC’s renaissance, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center is as functional as it is artistically impressive. The 2.3-million-square-foot space hosts meetings, conventions and events of every kind, from medical industry annual meetings to comic book-inspired expos and...

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Success Stories

World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery Meeting Year: 2021 Attendance: 5,000 Ambassadors: Dr. Gil Wernovsky and Dr. Jeffrey Jacobs General Session of the International Association for Dental Research Meeting Year: 2020 Attendance: 6,000 Ambassador: Leslie Zeck International...

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14 Coffee Shops & Bakeries Near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Downtown DC has a variety of coffee shops and cafes fit for a business meeting or a quick break while at a convention in town. Here’s a guide to some local favorites that are sure to please meeting attendees.

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The 10 Largest Hotel Ballrooms in Washington, DC

Big meetings require a lot of space. While the Walter E. Washington Convention Center offers the city’s largest ballroom at 52,000 square feet, DC hotels also provide a trusted range of great options. If you’re looking for a luxury ballroom, a window-filled space or a venue based on location, then...

Marriott Marquis Meeting Space - Washington, DC
Guide to LEED-Certified Hotels & Venues in Washington, DC

In August 2017, Washington, DC was named the first LEED Platinum city in the world because of its extensive environmentally-friendly practices. Bike-sharing programs abound and an increasing number of LEED-certified hotels and venues make DC known as a top destination for green meetings . Meeting...

Sustainable hotels and venues in Washington, DC - Find LEED-certified, green, eco-friendly hotels and venues for meetings and events in DC
Guide to Express Lunches Near the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

A quick business lunch can be hard to come by in some cities, but DC has many express lunch options in proximity to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center . Check out these affordable multi-course lunches that will satisfy your hunger and penchant for sit-down service without taking up your...

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Transportation

According to SmartAsset and WalletHub, Washington, DC is the #1 city for public transport in 2018. It also happens to be a great place to host transport-related meetings and is home to the annual Washington Auto Show’s MobilityTalks International conference, which gathers government policy makers...

From easy-to-use public transportation and accessible airports to unparalleled walkability and innovative developments, DC has one of the best public transport networks in the U.S.