F&D DESTINATION OF THE MONTH: WASHINGTON, DC

Our nation’s capital has taken exemplary measures during the pandemic to ensure that meetings can come back safely. Click here to learn more.

Also during the pandemic, Events DC provided $18 million in funding to support local restaurants, destination marketing, and undocumented hospitality industry employees. For that effort alone, Washington, DC deserves to be recognized as Facilities & Destinations‘ Destination of the Month.

Click here for Events DC’s website.

But there are many other reasons why the city is a prime destination for planners to consider. The Walter E. Washington Convention Center offers 2.3 million square feet of flexible conventions and meeting space.

Click here for further details on one of America’s finest convention centers.

The Center was the first building in the District and the convention center in the Northeast Corridor to achieve GBAC STAR certification in 2020 and was recertified for 2021. Coming up this year, there will be 20 citywide meetings at the Center, including the high-profile Washington Auto Show, so business is certainly picking up.

Events DC, which owns and manages the Center along with RFK Stadium (click here), Entertainment & Sports Arena (click here), Nationals Park (click here), and several other venues, recently unveiled a 19,000-sq.-ft. state-of-the-art production studio in the Center for virtual and hybrid programming. In addition, Events DC recently opened two locally owned vendors inside the Center: the famed Ben’s Chili Bowl and Shop Made in DC.

Complementing the Center is the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. Click here for more information on this upscale headquarters hotel.

Overall, Washington, DC offers groups unsurpassed meeting facilities in one of the most historically and culturally compelling settings in the country. Learn everything about planning a DC meeting with Events DC’s Conventions & Meetings Division Brochure, accessible here.

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