Best Convention Center Hotel: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

The only waterfront resort in the Washington, D.C. region, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center is located just eight miles from downtown D.C., in National Harbor, Maryland. The property was named one of the Top 50 Meeting Destinations in the United States. Winner of the “Best Convention Center Hotel” by Smart Meetings, Gaylord National features world-class service, 480,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, state-of-the-art facilities, award-winning dining, a resort spa, entertainment and more—all under one roof.

Meetings

With flexible meeting space that can hold events that range from 10 to 10,000 people, Gaylord National provides customizable experiences for each group. The flawless service at Gaylord National Resort includes a dedicated team of meeting professionals assigned to groups, chefs who happily cater to culinary desires and an expert in-house A/V and technology connectivity team. Meeting planners who work with Gaylord National Resort will never hear “it can’t be done.”

The resort is embarking on a $20 million facility expansion that will include a dramatic, freestanding 24,000-square-foot building with a ballroom and 16,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. It is scheduled to open in the fall of 2016. The new building will be situated on the banks of the Potomac River and will feature glass windows on three sides, offering spectacular views of the river, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and Old Town Alexandria.

Accommodations

The nearly 2,000-room resort includes a variety of dining experiences—from grab-and-

go to fine dining—as well as a resort spa, waterfront venues and a signature 19-story glass atrium with a vibrant indoor garden. Offering connectivity between the resort and convention center, moving from meeting to meeting is effortless.

Location

Just outside the hotel, attendees can enjoy National Harbor’s more than 150 shops, 30 restaurants, entertainment, shopping at Tanger Outlets including more than 80 name brand stores and The Capital Wheel, a new observation wheel soaring 180 feet high that offers breathtaking views of D.C., Old Town Alexandria and the harbor. The resort also has a private dock along the Potomac River, with water taxi services to nearby attractions such as Old Town Alexandria, Mount Vernon and Washington D.C.


 

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
301-965-4000
gaylordnational.com

-19 floors, 1,996 guest rooms, including 110 suites
-89 meeting rooms, 480,000 sq. ft. of total meeting space
-Impressive indoor garden and public spaces
-Relache Spa & Salon

Getting There: Conveniently located off of the Capital Beltway with shuttle services to three major airports and an Amtrak station, Gaylord National is easy to get to for both domestic and international travelers.

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