• Hilton Crystal City Gives Back to Charities and Meeting Planners

     
    POSTED October 28, 2016
     

Believe it or not, the holidays are coming, and that means the season for giving is right around the corner. Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va., managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, is donating up to $250 to a charity in the name of each meeting planner who books an event.

The hotel has been giving back to charities both locally and nationally for years, working with foundations such as Wreaths Across America, Wounded Warriors, Toys for Tots and many more.

“We feel it’s important to give back to the community whenever possible,” says Harold Bassler, area general manager, who oversees this and other area hotels. “We hope to not only raise money for these worthy causes, but also help to raise awareness and encourage others to give.”

On top of this, Hilton Crystal City will provide many additional perks for meetings and events groups based on their size. For groups with 10–75 rooms per night, planners can get either one free Wi-Fi connection in a general session room for a meeting speaker or get an upgraded coffee break. Groups with 76–199 rooms per night will be able to choose between a one-hour complimentary beer and wine reception or one complimentary room for every 40 guest rooms booked. Finally, groups with 200 or more rooms per night will receive a one-hour complimentary beer and wine reception, one complimentary room for every 40 guest room nights and Double HHonor Event Planner Points up to 100,000.

Perks are based on availability for group dates at the hotel.

“Our meeting planners love working with our meeting specialists. Having a single point of contact is so crucial to them,” says Tammy Bowser, director of sales and marketing. “Event planners that do not include breakfast in their programs love our Marketplace where their attendees can grab a latte and a quick meal. It’s a great way for planners to save money.”

 

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