Washington DC is so much more than red, white and blue flags and politicians. Though yes the federal government is a massive part of this city, there is so much more on offer; like Michelin-star restaurants, hip neighbourhoods and pre-Broadway premieres just to name a few! Here’s our download of Washington DC and why it should be top of your list when visiting the land of the Stars and Stripes…
Flight time: Just over 8 hours nonstop from London
130 hotels in the city and over 600 in the Greater Washington area
Over 31,000 hotel rooms
Only 3.5 hours to New York by train
The USA capitol is teeming with museums, iconic monuments and American history. You can easily in a day stand where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, see where Lincoln was assassinated in Ford’s Theatre and visit the White House. Political importance lives in DC and the city as a whole gives off a real sense of power.
But little known to many, Washington is a hugely diverse part of America that combines rich history with new, innovative and indie neighbourhoods. Split up almost into districts, each part of the city has its own unique culture and feel – meaning you can choose from heading to somewhere arty like H Street NE, to a cosmopolitan shopping district like Downtown or find history in neighbourhoods such as Georgetown.
What you can do for events
Despite only being a 3.5-hour train journey from New York, Washington DC can stand alone and host all of your event needs. The largest and most high-impact of spaces has to be the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre. Spanning a huge 2.3 million sq. ft, it’s right in the heart of Downtown DC and has over 700,000 sq. ft of exhibition space for you to choose from. It can take up to (a whopping) 16,000 guests and in terms of amenities; it boasts cutting edge technology and 77 different breakout rooms.
If it’s something more unique you’re looking for, The Loft at 600 F is a premier DC boutique that can hold up to 120 guests. Spread over three floors, the creative design of each space makes this venue a perfect place for modern, chic events that still want to be close to all of the DC action.
Washing DC has got you covered with a mix of high end and comfy and releaxed hotels that can host a range of delegates.
One of our favorite options, is the brand new Canopy by Hilton Washington DC Embassy Row. Close to museums, the White House and a range of resturatnts and bars; it’s the perfect balance of modern chic and warm and welcoming. Featuring complimentary Canopy Bikes, craft cocktails and artisan breckfasts – this lifestytle hotel is a great option for any type of delegate.
If you’re thinking high end, check out the Courtyard Washington Downtown. With 357 rooms that are finished with luxurious amenities, this space features a rooftop fitness centre with a separate yoga space and a convenient business centre that is sure to wow your guests.
If you want to take your delegates to somewhere that will surprise and engage them, we think Washington DC should be top of your list. Not only is it home to booming political, technology and creative business sectors – it’s a beautiful snapshot into old and new age American history that’s still close to the likes of New York and Philadelphia if you want a multi-stop trip.
Contact us if you want to know more and let us help you plan your next DC adventure!