Investing in our city’s development
As an active participant in the growth of our nation’s capital, Events DC continues to invest in projects that create success for our events, venues and business community. We welcome the opportunity to discuss how we can be a part of your vision for a specific project or improvement.
Washington Marriott Marquis Hotel
With the opening of the new Marriott Marquis Washington, DC in May 2014, Events DC welcomed its most significant project
since the opening of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Situated adjacent to the Convention Center at 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, the hotel will spanalmost an entire block, tied together with an enormous atrium skylight. It will provide the best of business, commerce and culture in the heart of the District of Columbia.
The hotel represents Events DC’s largest investment in the District’s hospitality infrastructure since 1998. The opening of the Marriott Marquis will present the Walter E. Washington Convention Center with the opportunity to attract more international meetings and conventions in the years ahead.
To learn more about the Washington Marriott Marquis hotel, download hotel quick facts or view our Hotel photo gallery.
Stadium-Armory Campus Renovation
Events DC is currently undertaking a multi-million dollar capital improvement project on the Stadium-Armory campus. The improvements will enhance the event experience for consumers and assist in the ongoing initiative to attract fun and affordable events to the campus. Improvements completed in February 2013 include renovated restrooms and new concourse lighting at RFK Stadium.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center Retrofit
In 2010, the Walter E. Washington Convention Center underwent a spacious facelift which provided expanded capacity to meet increased demand. The $14 million expansion created an additional 48,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including two new glass-walled meeting rooms overlooking the Grand Lobby, an exceptional area for executive meetings, presentations and receptions.
The retrofit facelift also included the installation of state-of-the-art Skyfold Walls in East and West Registration as well as relocation and conversion of staff offices into meeting space outfitted with custom carpeting, upgraded lighting, electrical and sound systems.