Destination: Washington D.C. Meeting & Event Planning City Guide
1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, Washington DC, 20036
38,820 sq ft
Opened in 1925 and quickly labeled Washington, DC's "Second Best Address" by President Harry Truman, The Mayflower Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel is the Progressive Grand Dame of the Nation's Capital, and a 4-diamond luxury hotel. Ideal for leisure and business, this historic hotel offers exceptional meeting, banquet and event space, complete with an on-site floral boutique, multiple dining options and a Thomas Pink retail store.
By Erika Lloyd
July 27, 2012
What could be better than hosting a meeting in an area with a plethora of free activities for attendees? The nation’s capital offers all types of venues—from upscale Dupont Circle hotels and downtown convention centers to historic homes in charming Georgetown, all within a short commute of national memorials, a world-class zoo, museums, historic sites, beautiful gardens and parks—that won’t cost visitors a dime.
By Talia Salem
July 26, 2011
The Civil War began 150 years ago on April 12, 1861 with shots fired at Fort Sumter, S.C. This battle, and the subsequent skirmishes of the war, changed our nation and personal freedoms forever. Today, this history comes back to life as the Mid-Atlantic and Southern states commemorate the sesquicentennial of this country-altering period in our collective history.
By Julie Keller
October 01, 2010
The Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. is a treasure trove of historical cities, charming river hamlets and blissful beachy towns.
Learn about Washington D.C. for Event Venues, Services & Meeting Destinations
Number of Meetings Hotels: 550
Total Hotel Rooms: 95,000
Number of Special Events Venues: 340
Local Convention Centers: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Local Airports: Ronald Reagan National Airport(DCA),Dulles International Airport(IAD), Baltimore/Washington InternationalThurgood Marshall Airport(BWI)
Local CVB: International Association CVB of Washington DC
One could say that Washington, DC was built for meetings—meetings of congress, heads of states, presidential advisors. The city has had many momentous meetings over the years that have helped define our nation, including decisions that led up to and surrounded the Civil War. It was here that senators from seven southern states discussed secession in January 1861; it was here that President Lincoln was inaugurated and assassinated; and it was here on Dec. 6, 1865 that the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which made slavery illegal, was signed into law.
Americans and international visitors alike want to come to the United States capital and learn about the history of the nation. For meetings, the District offers 29,000 hotel rooms, an expansive convention center, a vibrant international culture, a dynamic culinary scene and countless attractions. Plus, the city is very accessible with three airports to select from and has more free museums than any other city.