Meetings from quintessential Virginia, to the mountains, to Capitol Hill
Make your way to the places where the fall foliage turns the red, orange and gold of everyone’s favorite autumn movies and art: New England.
Not only will you be front and center to some of the country’s most historic locations; you’ll have no shortage of convenient meeting space in a wealth of diverse locations. Whether you’re seeking a mountain retreat or the grandeur of the U.S. Capitol building, there’s a newly renovated hotel to host your next New England or Greater D.C. meeting.
Old Town Alexandria sees the debut of its newest luxury hotel, just a 20-minute drive from the nation’s Capital, Hotel AKA Alexandria. Distinguished Italian architect Piero Lissoni of Lissoni New York oversaw the hotel’s design, which blends modern minimalism with mid-century elements against a charming brick-lined backdrop. Hotel spaces, from the lobby to 180 spacious guestrooms, are filled with an extensive art collection. The expansive meeting and event space, including a 2,200 sq. ft. ballroom and 900 sq. ft. pre-function space, also incorporates numerous art pieces.
The hotel offers a tranquil outdoor oasis, garden views and firepits at its a.terrace. Its a.lounge is sleek, modern party and celebration venue. A 1,200 sq. ft. executive boardroom with floor-to-ceiling windows is available at its a.conference. The hotel also offers a dedicated events team that will work closely with you to coordinate your perfect event, on-site catering and visual equipment setup.
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Meet in the Mountains
Following a $150 million renovation, The Omni Homestead Resort, in the Allegheny Mountains of Southwestern Virginia, has reopened to guests. The hotel has been a staple for 250 years, housing 23 U.S. presidents throughout its history. Its design celebrates its past while putting forward a contemporary look and feel.
483 guest rooms now feature a distinct color palette of pink, blue, lavender and green alongside lovely floral patterns. 72,000 sq. ft. of meeting space made up of 28 meeting rooms includes the Theater, built in 1923, the Crystal Room, featuring sparkling chandeliers, the historic Empire Room and the renowned Grand Hall, now upgraded with timeless embellishments, custom carpet lined with classic hardwood flooring and elegant lighting. The renovation also saw the construction of a brand new 4,000 sq. ft. Old Course Pavilion which offers sweeping views of the iconic Tower and East and West Wings, charming brick pathways.
$4.6 million went into the rehabilitation of the iconic Warm Springs pool, the resort’s crown jewel, which is fed by four natural warm springs and has been an integral part of Bath County and Virginia history for centuries.
In the Heart of the Nation
The Courtyard by Marriott Washington Capitol Hill/Navy Yard unveiled a comprehensive refresh that added an invigorating aesthetic, new, upgraded amenities and upgraded meeting space capabilities. Interior public spaces now feature vibrant murals celebrating the city’s history. Rich woods, deep blues and bright pops of color create an engaging, ambient atmosphere. Guests can relax with approachable food and beverage offerings enjoyed on a communal lounge space and adjacent outdoor patio.
All 204 guest rooms have residential-style comfort at the top of the charts and are perfect for unwinding as well as working. Stately wood and leather furniture, geometric accents and modern artwork stand out against a neutral backdrop. Guests can also enjoy the unparalleled convenience of mobile check-in.
The hotel offers 3,762 sq. ft. of versatile event space, all with floor-to-ceiling windows, ergonomic seating, upgraded LED monitors and sound systems and customizable table configurations. Each meeting room also offers a private balcony perfect for receptions and breakouts.
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