Holiday Party Planners Save with an Early-Bird Special at Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport

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With summer vacations still on the minds of many, the Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport is giving people a reason to think about winter. The hotel is offering a special for those who book holiday parties early.

Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport

It’s become an annual event for us,” said Harold Bassler, the hotel General Manager. “Many of our regular clients are always asking about our ‘summer sale on winter’ promotion.

With summer vacations still on the minds of many, the Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport is giving people a reason to think about winter. The hotel is offering a special for those who book holiday parties early. The hotel is managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, an operator of over 100 hotels throughout North America, including 16 in the Washington, DC area.

“It’s become an annual event for us,” said Harold Bassler, the hotel General Manager. “Many of our regular clients are always asking about our ‘summer sale on winter’ promotion.” The hotel has 22 function rooms spanning across over 25,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

When looking for space for holiday parties for their companies, planners find it to be a balancing act of rates, preferred dates and budget. “Being one of the larger ‘event space hotels’ in the area we have the flexibility to find the perfect size room for literally any group from 20 to 500,” said Bassler. “We can also get creative with those planners that are on a tighter budget. Last year, many clients felt having their corporate holiday parties on a Wednesday or Thursday worked well. Not only did it allow them to save money, but the feedback from their associates was very positive as they were able to spend key weekend nights in the winter with their families. Another option is having a lunch event rather than a dinner party.”

The Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport is offering a “Summer Sale on Winter” special, allowing those planners that book their winter events by September 30, 2015 to receive the following perks:

  • Double Hilton Planner Points
  • Overnight Stay for the Planner with Breakfast and Parking
  • A Weekend Stay for Two with Breakfast and Parking
  • Two Bottles of Wine
  • Additional surprise gift

For more information, or to check for space availability call 703-418-6800 or check online.

“The addition of offering an overnight weekend stay and two bottles of wine was very well received last year,” said Bassler. “We suggested that planners give these as door prizes at the event or prior to the event in office drawings. It’s a great way to build excitement for their holiday party.” The Hilton also offers “take the elevator home” rates. These are discounted rates where party guests can plan to stay overnight and extend the celebration.

As summer slowly comes to a close, it will still be months before holiday decorations begin to fill the stores and people say, “it’s way too early to think about the holidays.” For many who opted to save their company money and secure the best holiday dates, they will be saying, “Holidays, I took care of that months ago.”

ABOUT HILTON CRYSTAL CITY AT WASHINGTON REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT
The Hilton Crystal City is located in downtown Crystal City, just across the river from Washington, DC, an area known for its countless shopping, dining and entertainment options and proximity to Washington Reagan National Airport. Just steps from Metrorail which connects hotel guests to the nation’s capital in just minutes. Guest parking and complimentary shuttle to the airport gives guests various transportation options. The 393 room hotel offers 22 meeting rooms (totally 25,500 sq ft), three dining options, and a fitness center. For more information on the Hilton Crystal City, please visit http://www.hiltoncrystalcityhotel.com, call 703-418-6800, like on http://www.facebook.com/HiltonCrystalCity or follow on http://www.facebook.com/HiltonCrystalCity.

ABOUT CRESCENT HOTELS & RESORTS
Crescent Hotels & Resorts is a nationally recognized, top-5 operator of hotels and resorts. Crescent currently operates over 100 hotels and resorts in 36 states in the US and 4 provinces in Canada. Crescent is one of the few elite management companies approved to operate upper-upscale and luxury hotels under the brand families of Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt and IHG. Crescent also operates a collection of legendary independent hotels and resorts. Crescent’s clients are made up of hotel REITs, private equity firms and major developers. For more information, please visit http://www.chrco.com.

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