Suburban Locations are a Viable Option for Conventions in the Washington, DC Area

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The Sheraton is offering a special convention package for planners looking to book through 2020.

Sheraton Tysons Hotel

“We have become extremely popular with those who plan larger-sized meetings,” said Linda Westgate, General Manager of the convention hotel, hosting nearly 50,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space which complements the 449 guest rooms.

The first decision a meeting planner booking a larger meeting or smaller convention makes is the venue selection. When booking years in advance, the future interest of a location is one of the chief components in the choice, as it could impact meeting attendance. The Sheraton Tysons Hotel, just outside of Washington, DC, is making the choice easier for meeting planners who need to book years ahead to garner the ideal location and rates over preferred dates. The Sheraton is offering a special convention package for planners looking to book through 2020. The hotel is managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, an operator of over 100 hotels throughout North America, including 14 in the Washington, DC area offering multi-functional meeting space.

“We have become extremely popular with those who plan larger-sized meetings,” said Linda Westgate, General Manager of the convention hotel, hosting nearly 50,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space which complements the 449 guest rooms. “Our size is ideal for those larger groups that need extensive meeting space, with options for breakout rooms or ancillary banquet space, all in one place.” Westgate credits the success of the hotel to feedback from their clients, who when staying at larger hotels, have had to work harder to work around other in house meetings. This includes not only for meeting space, but for attention of the staff and the ability to move meetings around at the last minute. “When a planner contracts all our space, they do so knowing they will get the personalized attention to details they need and deserve with a large event,” added Westgate.

Westgate also credits their location to their continued success. Washington, DC, host to three airports and Amtrak, is connected to the Sheraton Tysons Hotel via the Silver Line Metrorail stop just two blocks away. Meeting attendees have easy access to countless restaurants and shopping options (including Tysons Corner Center, the region’s largest shopping complex, with over 300 stores) as well as to downtown Washington, DC. This is many times a critical aspect of a conference agenda, and ideal pre- or post-meeting vacation for attendees. She also notes that the hotel staff as a main element for their uptick in business. She states that their meeting and events team has extensive experience working with groups from 10 to 1,000, lending to much of their repeat business, based on hotel surveys.

The hotel is rewarding those who book meetings with at least 200 room nights on peak by March 31, 2017 with the Suburban Convention Promotion which includes:

  •     Double Meeting Planner Starpoints
  •     Double Upgrades for VIPs
  •     20% Off Food and Beverage Pricing
  •     20% Off Meeting Room Rental

The Suburban Convention Promotion is good for those meetings needing at least 200 room nights on peak, and staying prior to December 31, 2020. For more information visit http://www.sheratontysons.com. For group availability, call 703-610-8275 or check online.

About the Sheraton Tysons Hotel
Each Guest will experience a fresh contemporary look, a warm relaxed environment and a friendly welcome, all within an urban retreat setting. Conveniently located to Washington, D.C. and the heart of Northern Virginia, Guests will find an abundance of activity to include dining, shopping, local business, historical sites, national parks, wineries and Virginia’s majestic countryside. Nestled in the newly developed and Metrorail accessible neighborhood called Tysons West, the Sheraton Tysons Hotel acts as a home for Business and Social travelers visiting the region. The Sheraton Tysons Hotel provides a place where colleagues, co-workers, friends and family may “connect” while creating meaningful memories and experiences. For more information, visit the hotel website, call (703) 448 1234, like on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

The Sheraton Tysons Hotel is under the management of Crescent Hotels & Resorts and owned by The JBG Companies.

About Crescent Hotels & Resorts
Crescent Hotels & Resorts is a nationally recognized, top-3 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 or connect with Crescent on LinkedIn.

About The JBG Companies
Headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, The JBG Companies is a private real estate investment firm that develops, owns and manages office, residential, hotel and retail properties. The company has more than $10 billion in assets under management and development in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Since 1960, JBG has been active in the communities where it invests, striving to make a positive impact. More information can be found by visiting the company's website: http://www.JBG.com, or by calling 240.333.3600.

About Sheraton Hotels & Resorts
Sheraton helps guests make connections at more than 400 hotels in 70 countries around the world and recently completed a $6 billion global revitalization and is now in the midst of a $6 billion global expansion over the next three years. Sheraton is owned by and is the largest and most global brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with 1,090 properties in 100 countries and territories with 154,000 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and ElementSM. The company boasts one of the industry’s leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood Hotels also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., one of the premier developers and operators of high quality vacation interval ownership resorts. For more information, please visit http://www.starwoodhotels.com

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