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Washington DC Loves Meetings and Conventions

Washington DC Loves Meetings and Conventions The official page for the Destination DC Convention Sales and Service team. The one place to stay in touch and updated with the people who know DC best!

Look for city updates and specials. We would love to host your next meeting or convention!

Attention #DestinationDC members: don't forget, Member Trivia is tonight at 5 pm! Hosted by Andrew Rawls of Fiat Luxe To...
02/17/2021

Attention #DestinationDC members: don't forget, Member Trivia is tonight at 5 pm! Hosted by Andrew Rawls of Fiat Luxe Tours DC. Sign up now if you haven't already: https://cvent.me/rqoVrZ

Destination DC
01/06/2017
Destination DC

Destination DC

If you are looking for the perfect venue to host your next small meeting, the nation's capital has plenty to offer!

Washington DC Loves Meetings and Conventions
10/03/2016

Washington DC Loves Meetings and Conventions

Marriott Wardman Park now has 2 Pokestops!  We love to see our hotel partners getting in on the fun!
07/19/2016

Marriott Wardman Park now has 2 Pokestops! We love to see our hotel partners getting in on the fun!

Our lobby is a #Pokéstop, come by to catch Pokémon! For a chance to win a prize, like an overnight stay at the Marriott Wardman Park, post on Facebook with hashtag #WardmanParkPokestop and a screen shot of your captured Pokémon to be entered. Good luck!

Cherry Blossom season is upon us!
03/15/2016
Today Show

Cherry Blossom season is upon us!

Spring just got a whole lot sweeter!

Destination DC
02/18/2016
Destination DC

Destination DC

DC’s dining scene makes headlines yet again! Congratulations to the following #DestinationDC members on being named semifinalists for the 2016 James Beard Awards: Jaleo DC; Ashkok Bajaj of Knightsbridge Restaurant group and Rasika Restaurant; pastry chef Aggie Chin of Capella Washington D.C., Georgetown’s Grill Room and chef Victor Albisu of Del Campo!

Check out the full list of semifinalists here:

http://bit.ly/1Vqnj13

Destination DC is on the road again, and this time, joined with one of our fabulous hotel partners!  DDC's Eric Kincaid ...
12/09/2015

Destination DC is on the road again, and this time, joined with one of our fabulous hotel partners! DDC's Eric Kincaid and Shavonne Harding, and TL Green with Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center are pictured spreading holiday cheer and enjoying some chocolate with The Hershey Company's Cheryl Molvic. Bring some back to DC for us!

Visit Washington DC
12/04/2015

Visit Washington DC

🌲=>🎄The National Christmas Tree is now all lit up! President Obama helped kick off Thursday's lighting ceremony on The White House Ellipse and the tree looks amazing! Plan your visit and see the tree now through Jan. 1: http://bit.ly/1Rthn7H #MyDCcool #FindYourPark
(Photo: Ben Droz Photography)

Reminder!  Have you signed up for Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI)'s upcoming webinar?  November 1...
11/17/2015
Power Site Inspections | blog.empowerMINT.com

Reminder! Have you signed up for Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI)'s upcoming webinar? November 19th 1:00 - 1:30!

Webinar Details You’ve heard of the “power nap,” “power lunch,” or “power work-out.” ”Power” denotes how to get the most accomplished in the least amount of time with maximum effectiveness[...]

This just in: Marriott International Becomes World's Largest Hotelier, Buying Starwood Hotels.
11/16/2015
Marriott Becomes World's Largest Hotelier, Buying Starwood

This just in: Marriott International Becomes World's Largest Hotelier, Buying Starwood Hotels.

Marriott International is buying rival hotel chain Starwood for $12.2 billion in a deal that will catapult it to become the world's largest hotelier by a wide margin. The stock-and-cash deal, if completed, will add 50 percent more rooms to Marriott's portfolio and give it more unique,...

Join our partners at Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) next week for a quick webinar that will prov...
11/12/2015
Power Site Inspections | blog.empowerMINT.com

Join our partners at Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) next week for a quick webinar that will provide these key takeaways for planners:
• How to approach a multi-faceted destination with confidence
• 8 specific tips for “amping” up the power of any site inspection
• The best way to streamline your agenda and involve the right players!

http://blog.empowermint.com/register/power-site-inspections/?sid=0048&source=DMO_DC

Webinar Details You’ve heard of the “power nap,” “power lunch,” or “power work-out.” ”Power” denotes how to get the most accomplished in the least amount of time with maximum effectiveness[...]

Sending a huge welcome to our newest addition to CityCenter, located just steps away from the Walter E. Washington Conve...
10/23/2015
Momofuku Milk Bar is Now Open in CityCenterDC

Sending a huge welcome to our newest addition to CityCenter, located just steps away from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

Go get your compost cookies and crack pie.

What a “DC Cool” Ride at SoulCycleDC with clients last night! #ITSDCCool #MYDCCOOL
09/18/2015

What a “DC Cool” Ride at SoulCycleDC with clients last night! #ITSDCCool #MYDCCOOL

Destination DC’s Caroline Gardner recently played in the Freeman Charity Golf Classic, and was joined by Association pro...
09/09/2015

Destination DC’s Caroline Gardner recently played in the Freeman Charity Golf Classic, and was joined by Association professionals Heather Rhoderick, Germaine Schaefer, and Dennis Sharland! Thanks to all, especially Freeman for a great day!

08/05/2015

Did you know that we have an entire team dedicated to driving International meeting and convention business to Washington, DC? Tomorrow from 5-7 PM at Fig & Olive, Destination DC will be honoring 3 “ambassadors” who won international convention bids for Washington, DC, bringing an estimated $12 million of economic impact to the city. A huge congratulations to our wonderful ambassadors! Learn more at: www.washington.org/ac

Destination DC's Sales team is out and about and on the road in Dallas, Texas!  We just spotted Vice President of Sales ...
08/04/2015

Destination DC's Sales team is out and about and on the road in Dallas, Texas! We just spotted Vice President of Sales & Services, Melissa Riley, and National Sales Manager Michelle Soto at the Society of Independent Show Organizers' (SISO) Leadership Conference. Are any of you there? "Like" if you are! #SisoOrg

This summer, make sure to check out DC's newest shopping hot spots!
07/31/2015
Where to Shop in Washington, DC

This summer, make sure to check out DC's newest shopping hot spots!

No matter where you are in DC, you can come away from the city with a fresh look. Check out these shopping hot spots next time you're in need of some new threads.

Need somewhere to raise a glass? Check out the rooftop bars and restaurants that await you in the District.  The perfect...
05/12/2015
11 Rooftop Bars and Restaurants in Washington, DC

Need somewhere to raise a glass? Check out the rooftop bars and restaurants that await you in the District. The perfect way to relax after a productive meeting in Washington, DC!

Summertime is the right time to head out on the town, find the nearest rooftop bar and order up your favorite cocktail or draft beer.

Innovation! Destination DC, just launched Emoji DC featuring 24 DC-themed stickers to show a range of well-known and ins...
05/06/2015

Innovation! Destination DC, just launched Emoji DC featuring 24 DC-themed stickers to show a range of well-known and insider DC attractions/experiences throughout the city – all accessible from your smartphone. Download the FREE app from the App Store and Google Play and install it as a keyboard on your phone. Search Emoji DC!

Talk about a fabulous end to a site visit!
04/15/2015

Talk about a fabulous end to a site visit!

Destination DC would like to thank Tomas Banks, General Manager of Swatch Union Station for allowing our team to host a reception at the store on Thursday, April 9. DDC is also grateful to Tara Miller, Business Development Manager with Capitol Services Inc., Design Cuisine and the special events team at Union Station, Washington D.C. for playing a vital role in creating a great event.

Our team had a fantastic time – just look at all of the smiles!

Congratulations to The Hay-Adams Hotel and Hans Bruland!
03/31/2015

Congratulations to The Hay-Adams Hotel and Hans Bruland!

We are thrilled that our very own Mr. Hans Bruland, vice president and general manager, The Hay-Adams has been nominated as HOTELIER OF THE YEAR (the Independent award) by HOTELS magazine! Thank you for taking a moment to VOTE for your favorite GM: www.surveymonkey.com/s/R5PXKJ2

The corporate and independent awards recognize individuals and their careers, including how the nominees have defined service standards; overall operational excellence and performance; creativity in management; as well as what they have done to promote the greater good of the global hotel business.

#DCisReady to host an @MLB All-Star Game! Nearly week-long All-Star experience includes a downtown FanFest, celebrity so...
03/26/2015

#DCisReady to host an @MLB All-Star Game! Nearly week-long All-Star experience includes a downtown FanFest, celebrity softball games, the Home Run Derby, and the All-Star Game itself! Let’s show Commissioner Manfred, who will be in attendance at Nationals Park on Opening Day, our city’s spirit and enthusiasm, and tell him there is no better place than the nation’s capital to celebrate the national pastime! Spread the word!

03/24/2015

Attending Destination Showcase tomorrow? The Destination DC Sales & Services team will be there! “Like” this post and stop by Booth 423 to find out how to host a DC Cool meeting in your nation’s capital. #DCCoolMeetings #MeetDMAI #DSDC15

Welcome, Carol!
03/11/2015
Destination DC Names Carol Motley as Director of Convention Sales | washington.org

Welcome, Carol!

(Washington, DC) – Today Destination DC announces Carol Motley has joined the organization as the director of convention sales. Motley most recently served as senior national account executive for Visit Orlando, the tourism bureau for Orlando, FL. In her new role, Motley will assist the Vice Presi…

Things to Do in DC: The Holiday Edition
12/11/2014
Things to Do in DC: The Holiday Edition

Things to Do in DC: The Holiday Edition

Before the ball drops on Jan. 1 (or puck drops during the NHL Winter Classic at Nationals Park), there’s some serious holiday fun to be had in DC.

Have you been to any of these restaurants?  Post your comments below and let us know what you think of DC's 27 Best Dish...
12/09/2014
These Are the 27 Best Dishes of 2014

Have you been to any of these restaurants? Post your comments below and let us know what you think of DC's 27 Best Dishes as voted by Washingtonian Magazine!

A spiffed-up Hawaiian pizza, a killer roast-beef sandwich, and more of what our food critics loved this year.

12/08/2014

Are you coming to Holiday Showcase next Tuesday, Dec 16? Nancy Umansky and Destination DC’s new Conference Sales Manager Kathryn Cannon will be there! “Like” this post and stop by Booth 706 to find out how to host a DC Cool meeting in your nation’s capital. #DCCoolMeetings #HolidayShowcaseChicago14

12/03/2014

The Destination DC team is getting geared up for IAEE Expo! Expo! next week, December 9 - 11 in Los Angeles! Be sure to check us out at booth #509 on the show floor! Will you be there? “Like” this post and stop by our booth to find out how to host a DC Cool meeting in your nation’s capital. #DCCoolMeetings #IAEE14

Thanksgiving Week Checklist
11/25/2014
Thanksgiving Week Checklist

Thanksgiving Week Checklist

Food comas, football games and Black Friday – yes, it’s nearly time for another Thanksgiving.

Unique Venue Spotlight: Crime Musuem  – One of DC’s most arresting attractions offers partial (150+ cocktail) and full (...
10/02/2014

Unique Venue Spotlight: Crime Musuem – One of DC’s most arresting attractions offers partial (150+ cocktail) and full (800+ receptions) museum buy outs to create your perfect event. From meetings to cocktail receptions and seated dinners, the Crime Museum features fascinating artifacts and interactive exhibits. You guests can become Crime Scene Investigators for the night at interactive fingerprinting stations or even get a temporary prison tattoo to really set the scene!

09/23/2014

The Destination DC team is getting geared up for IMEX America, taking place October 14-16 in Las Vegas! Be sure to check us out at booth #2111 on the show floor! Will you be there? “Like” this post or schedule an appointment with us to find out how to host a DC Cool meeting in your nation’s capital. #DCCoolMeetings #imex14

Washington, DC was pleased to host the exhibition industry’s leading experts and veterans at the prestigious, invitation...
08/28/2014

Washington, DC was pleased to host the exhibition industry’s leading experts and veterans at the prestigious, invitation-only Large Show Roundtable last week. Pictured here: (l-r) Cindy Hoag, Consumer Electronics Association, Lisa Goecke, National Restaurant Association, Leigh Walls, NACS The Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing, Maria Aguado-Mauzy, LIGHTFAIR International and Caroline Gardner, Destination DC enjoying a #dccool evening at the Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery after having an opportunity to Explore the “American Cool” exhibit.

Have you visited www.dcccool.com yet?
08/27/2014
Destinations Council Awards | U.S. Travel's ESTO

Have you visited www.dcccool.com yet?

2014 Destinations Council Destiny Awards The Destinations Council Destiny Award program recognize U.S. Travel destination members for excellence and creative accomplishment in destination marketing and promotion at the local and regional level; and foster the development of imaginative and innovativ…

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