• National Harbor Ranked 29 on Cvent's "Top U.S. Meeting Desinations"

     
    POSTED July 31, 2019
     
  • National Harbor Ranked 29 on Cvent's "Top U.S. Meeting Desinations"

     
    POSTED July 31, 2019
     

National Harbor has moved up to #29 on Cvent's list of Top U.S. Meeting Destinations. Located along the historic Potomac River, the waterfront destination is ideal for meetings and events for a variety of reasons.

Among them are its accessibility, scalability and flexibility. National Harbor is accessible from three local airports; Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Baltimore/Washington International Airport and Dulles International Airport, and Amtrak. It also offers a multitude of meeting facilities for groups of any size, including the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center and the AC Hotel. Its Tanger Outlets and designer stores offer an incentive for team members, and the Capital Wheel is great for networking events.

"There are undoubtedly other cities that can offer certain aspects of what meeting attendees can experience at National Harbor, but what really sets our destination apart is the centralization and packaging of those elements. Meeting planners will notice how seamless it is to plan itineraries from sleeping rooms to sessions to post-work team-building," says Josh Winston, director of tourism, National Harbor Convention & Visitors Association. "We are an incredibly pedestrian destination and attendees will appreciate the ease of the guest experience at National Harbor. With everything so centralized, visitors can take the liberty of self-exploring without worrying about missing the next meeting or take some downtime to handle their business in one of our relaxing and scenic restaurants. It’s all possible at National Harbor!"

If you're interested in getting your group involved in a team-building activity, Winston says they have some unique venues, including the opportunity to get your hands in the dirt at National Colonial Farm. "From their “Escape Farm” program, to trust walks, and green meetings education, the staff at Accokeek Foundation, which stewards National Colonial Farm has the perfect program to bring your team closer together." 

Winston says March through May is the busiest time at the National Harbor. "This tends to follow the Congressional calendar, as many corporate and association groups want to forward their agendas when their representatives are accessible.  The best month from a weather perspective is November, which is the driest month of the year in Maryland, and also kicks off the start of National Harbor’s festive holiday season," he adds.

PCMA has announced its proposed 2020 Board of Directors and Officers. The nominating process, according to the bylaws (Article XII, Section 1(d)), allows for additional nominations for any officer or director position by members who submit a petition, which is required to be signed by 5 percent of members from the membership category appropriate to the position and submitted to PCMA’s president and CEO no later than November 1, 2019.

 

Sportsmen's Lodge recently revealed its newly renovated pool. Known as the largest pool in San Fernando Valley, the Sportsmen's Lodge pool is an attraction to guests and locals alike.

"We are always looking for ways to improve the guest and visitor experience, and since the pool is our most popular amenity, we like to keep it fresh and update it every couple of years," says General Manager Stephen Chavez.

 

Looking for some unique team-building opportunities? Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh has you covered. From pretzel-twisting and cocktail-mixing classes to the "52 Up Close" show with magician Lee Terbosic, your group can experience everything from education and comedy to sleight of hand tricks and mind reading. "Careful with your thoughts about your colleagues!" warns Greg Goffin, director of sales.