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WCTC Meeting Planner eNews

Meetings News from Washington, DC

October 2007

The Washington, DC Convention & Tourism Corporation (WCTC) is pleased to present you the latest edition of this e-newsletter for meeting and convention planners. Follow these links to find updates on transportation, new services and resources, as well as our new convention center headquarters hotel, the Marriott Marquis. We hope you will find this information useful as you plan your next meeting or special event in the nation's capital and we look forward to welcoming you to DC.

Sincerely,

WCTC Convention Sales and Services Department

Elliott Ferguson, Senior VP, Convention Sales and Services
[email protected]
(202) 789-7014


Tiffany Chester , Director of Convention Sales
[email protected]

(202) 789-7075

Dianna Waldroup, Director of Convention Services
[email protected]
(202) 789-7036


Plans Move Forward for New Convention Center Headquarters Hotel

Plans Move Forward for New Convention Center Headquarters Hotel

On Sep. 24, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty announced that the DC government reached a new agreement with Marriott International to build the 1,150-room Marriott Marquis, which will serve as the headquarters hotel for the Walter E. Washington Convention Center...More Information >>

Mayor Fenty orders change to meters for city's taxicabs

Mayor Fenty Orders Change to Meters for City's Taxicabs

In further good news for the DC hospitality industry, Mayor Fenty also announced his intentions to switch DC's taxi cabs from a zone fare system to time-and-distance meters...More Information >>

Major Corporate Booking Added to DC's Strong 2008 Convention Calendar

Major Corporate Booking Added to DC's Strong 2008 Convention Calendar

In a significant win for the WCTC corporate sales team, GE Healthcare announced its plans to bring the 2008 Users Summit to the convention center August 18-21, 2008. It's one of the latest additions to the lineup of high-profile meetings on the DC convention calendar in 2008...More Information >>

New Services at Walter E Washington Convention Center

New Name, New Services at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center

The Washington Convention Center Authority is changing the center's name to honor former DC Mayor Walter E. Washington. The center is also courting planners and delegates with new services like on-site luggage check-in and airline boarding pass printing, dinner reservations and free wi-fi...More Information >>

Save Transportation Dollars with DC Circulator

Your Ticket to Ride: Save Transportation Dollars with DC Circulator

The DC Circulator bus has made it easier than ever to navigate the nation's capital. You can reduce your overall transportation costs and offer your delegates an added perk by supplementing your shuttle service with one-day, three-day and one-week passes at reduced bulk rates, now available for purchase online...More Information >>

WCTC Update

WCTC Update

Read on to learn about the latest additions to the WCTC convention sales team, as well as new resources now available to meeting planners...More Information >>

DC Dish: What's New on the District's Restaurant Scene

DC Dish: What's New on the District's Restaurant Scene

DC's dining scene is always changing, making room for special events with new private dining spaces. Read on to learn about a new look for The Palm and the new entries from Eric Ripert and Wolfgang Puck...More Information >>

Unique Spaces Profile

Unique Spaces Profile

Looking for a location for your next DC event? Try a hip new lounge, an award-winning golf course or a funky local theatre...More Information >>

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