the 278-room InterContinental Washington D.C.–
;e Wharf; 175-room Canopy by Hilton; and
237-room Hyatt House
Unconventional Diner & Morris American
Bar opened last December near the Walter E.
Washington Convention Center
Museum of the Bible, a 430,000-square-foot facility,
including a ballroom that can host up to 1,000 and
the 472-seat World Stage ;eater
Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler galleries dedicated to
Asian art reopened after renovations last fall
;e Line D.C. opened last December and can host
events in 10,000 square feet of space, including a
rooftop terrace overlooking the Adams Morgan
Eaton Hotel, a new brand aimed at inspiring social
change, opens a 209-room property in downtown
D.C. this spring
;e Moxy, a millennial-minded concept from
Marriott International, Inc., will bring a 200-room
hotel with a rooftop lounge downtown
Hilton Washington D.C. National Mall, a renovated
property with 367 rooms and 23,000 square feet
of meeting and event space located between ;e
Wharf and the National Mall
Destination DC’s convention sales and services team is
ready to help plan your next event in the nation’s capital.
For more information and to submit an RFP, visit
SPOTLIGHT ON THE SOUTHEAST
FOR ALL THE RIGHT
A visit to Raleigh, North Carolina, is more than a trip to
a blossoming Southern metropolis—you’ll feel enriched
and energized the instant you’re warmly welcomed
by its smart, savvy locals. Visitors to N.C.’s capital city
will discover world-class museums; more than 80
live music venues; chef-driven restaurants; dozens of
craft breweries; performing arts; and professional and
amateur sports; not to mention more than 180 miles of
greenways and the largest art park in the country.
Once here, it’s easy for meeting attendees to get
around and stay connected thanks to the infrastructure
and a tech-oriented business climate. RDU
International Airport has over 400 daily arrivals and
departures and recently completed major renovations of
its Terminals 1 and 2.
;e Silver LEED-certified Raleigh Convention
Center provides state-of-the-art amenities in its
THE CAPITOL BUILDING WITH DOWNTOWN
RALEIGH AS A BACKDROP
headquarters for renowned organizations such as the
National Institutes of Health. But don’t just take our
word for it. Here’s how Washington, D.C. stacks up:
#1 for high-tech employment (Bureau of Labor
#1 city for women in tech (CBRE Tech Talent
#1 most educated city in the U.S. (U.S. Census)
First LEED Platinum City in the World (U.S.
Green Building Council, August 2017)
Top three destinations to host a meeting in North
America (Smith Travel Research meeting planner
“Organizations are often surprised to learn about the
depth of D.C.’s technology industry and how it aligns
with their customer base. Destination D.C. can help
facilitate inroads with the startups, innovators, major
companies and government that have created a local
ecosystem worthy of global attention,” said Melissa A.
Riley, vice president, convention sales and services.
Washington, D.C. hosts nationally acclaimed
events and meetings of all sizes, and the Walter E.
Washington Convention Center and D.C.’s 130-plus
hotels are great places to host attendees. With $11.8
billion in development underway, the options continue
to multiply in 2018.
What’s new in The District
;e Wharf at the Southwest Waterfront, featuring
HOST AN EVENT AT THE RECENTLY
REOPENED FREER|SACKLER GALLERY
OF ART IN D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. IS A MAJOR