Corporate Holiday Parties in January Extend the Holiday Season for Washingtonians

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Holiday decorations have already begun to take center stage in stores throughout Washington, DC and people are beginning to fill their holiday dance cards with family activities, social events, vacations and holiday shopping. The Westin Arlington Gateway understands that the holidays are a busy time and many of those working at local companies prefer to spend this time with their families and friends. In that spirit, they are offering a “Have Your Holiday in January” special.

Westin Arlington Gateway

We understand that people have many responsibilities throughout the holidays, and those planning corporate holiday parties understand that too,” said Michael Broadhurst, General Manager. “This year we're offering planners ‘Have Your Holiday in January."

Holiday decorations have already begun to take center stage in stores throughout Washington, DC and people are beginning to fill their holiday dance cards with family activities, social events, vacations and holiday shopping. The Westin Arlington Gateway understands that the holidays are a busy time and many of those working at local companies prefer to spend this time with their families and friends. In that spirit, they are offering a “Have Your Holiday in January” special where companies throwing holiday parties do not have to make their associates choose where they spend their holiday time this November or December. The hotel is managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, an operator of over 100 hotels throughout North America, including 15 in the Washington, DC area.

“We understand that people have many responsibilities throughout the holidays, and those planning corporate holiday parties understand that too,” said Michael Broadhurst, the hotel’s General Manager. “This year we will be offering planners a ‘Have Your Holiday In January’ special. We realize that the holidays are a busy time, and many businesses want their associates to share them with family and friends. Now planners can take advantage of this planning flexibility.” The hotel can accommodate from 10-500 guests in their newly renovated meeting and banquet space. Their Pinzimini Restaurant and Lounge, along with the Private and Semi-Private Dining Rooms, provide additional options for those planners looking for a unique venue.

When looking for space for holiday parties for their companies, planners find it to be a balancing act of rates, preferred dates and budget. “More often than not, our clients save their companies money when throwing parties in January versus over more popular December dates,” said Broadhurst. “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.” Broadhurst noted this is a great way for companies to save money when planning traditional December events as well.

The Westin Arlington Gateway’s “Have Your Holiday In January” special, allows those planners that book their January events by November 30, 2015 to receive the following perks:

  • Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Double Points
  • Complimentary overnight Stay for the Planner with Breakfast and Parking Included
  • 2 Complimentary One-Weekend Night Stay for Two with Breakfast and Parking
  • SPG Pro Offers –specials that are customized to the needs of the meeting planner!

For more information, or to check for space availability call 703.537.4242, email at events(at)westin-arlington(dot)com or visit us online at http://www.westinarlingtongateway.com .

“We suggested that planners give the Complimentary Weekend Stay for Two as a door prizes prior to the event in office drawings, said Broadhurst. “It’s a great way to build excitement for their January holiday party.” The Westin also offers “take the elevator home” rates. These are discounted rates where party guests can plan to stay overnight and extend the celebration.

As fall gets into full swing meeting planners scurry to secure December company party space. For many who opted to save their company money and secure the January dates, they will be saying, “Holidays, we are having our celebration in January – just when people are ready for another reason to celebrate.”

ABOUT THE WESTIN ARLINGTON GATEWAY
The Westin Arlington Gateway is located in the vibrant Ballston neighborhood of Arlington, just two blocks from the Ballston Metro Station, providing direct access to Washington, D.C. Surrounded by countless restaurant and shopping options, offer guests relaxation after a long day of work or play. This upscale hotel offers 338 rooms and over 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The hotel is the home of Pinzimini Restaurant & Lounge, an award winning restaurant enjoyed by guests and locals alike, serving breakfast lunch and dinner. The Westin Workout Fitness Studio, New Balance Gear Lending, and indoor pool allow guests to maintain their fitness routine while travelling. The on premise Starbucks allows guests to maintain their caffeine ritual as well. For more information, visit the hotel website, call (703)717-6200, like on https://www.facebook.com/thewestinarlingtongateway or follow on twitter.com/westinarlington.

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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