Many times those planning holiday events wait too long to secure a venue,” said Harold Bassler, Area General Manager. “Sometimes, especially for larger events, waiting until even September can be too late to book a preferred date in December.
ARLINGTON, VA (PRWEB) July 12, 2016
As much of the Washington, DC area workforce heads out to enjoy their summer vacations, company planners have another task at hand – to organize winter holiday parties. “Now is the time for companies looking to host winter events to find the best deals, and secure prime dates for their gatherings,” said Harold Bassler, Area General Manager who oversees the Hilton Crystal City at Washington Reagan National Airport, who announced their book early and save holiday package. The hotel is managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, a leading operator of hotels with over 100 properties in North America, including fourteen in the Washington, DC area.
“At the Hilton Crystal City, while we still have some preferred dates available, our phones actually started ringing for holiday parties a few months ago as our clients make our hotel their annual holiday home. Additionally, we have become famous for our holiday book early and save specials,” said Bassler. The hotel is a popular venue for holiday parties due to its location, being within walking distance from many corporate offices and government agencies. “We also include door prizes in our packages,” added Bassler. “This was a big hit last year, as many planners used them for in office drawings prior to their event to help build excitement for their function.”
This year, those who book a holiday party at the Hilton Crystal City by September 30, 2016 receive the following:
- Double Hilton HHonors Planner points
- Overnight stay for the planner with free breakfast and parking
- Hotel sponsored holiday door prices including:
- A weekend stay for the planner (or other VIP) with free breakfast and parking
- Two bottles of wine
- Discounted parking
- Planners receive an American Express gift card (ranging between $100-$250, based on the value of the event)
For more information: call 703.418.6800 or page.holt(at)hilton(dot)com
Not all those that plan holiday parties are professional meeting planners. Many companies rotate volunteers to head holiday committees to put together annual events. “We understand that not every planner of a holiday event does this for a living, so we take extra care to make the planning process simple for those not familiar with the process.” said Bassler. “We offer a direct link where event planners may check availability online in just a few clicks. Our clients, especially those planning smaller events, find this extremely helpful.”
When asked, what the most overlooked aspect in holiday event planning is, Bassler responded: “Many times those new to planning holiday events simply wait too long to secure a venue for their event. It’s easy to not think about the holidays while it’s still summer, but sometimes, especially for larger events, waiting until even September can be too late to book a preferred date in December.”
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 27 states in the US and 5 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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