Monumental Moments for Incentive Travel in Washington, DC
Create powerful connections in a city that inspires, where history is made, and monumental moments abound.
There’s excitement around what Washington, DC has to offer! The Condé Nast Traveler Gold List tabbed Washington, DC as a favorite destination in the world for 2021, and DC was also the number one city to visit on The New York Times’ list of “52 places to go in 2020.”
Get inspired by the itineraries and endless possibilities for your next corporate retreat, incentive program, or recognition event by checking out this digital brochure.
- The Hay-Adams: Originally designed in the 1920s as a residential hotel, “The Hay” has always preserved the ambiance of a distinguished private home in Lafayette Square. Explore the 145-room hotel featuring 21 suites and rooftop views of the White House here.
- InterContinental Washington D.C. – The Wharf: Perfectly placed on the Potomac River, indulge your attendees with well-appointed guestrooms, plush amenities and select rooms featuring balconies overlooking the dazzling new Wharf waterfront development.
- St. Regis Washington DC: Explore pure luxury with the St. Regis Washington DC’s virtual tours of its 172 guest rooms and suites, featuring original Palladian windows and Italian Renaissance Louis XVI chandeliers, with refined sophistication just a short walk from the White House.
- Conrad Washington, DC: A contemporary urban oasis in the heart of the CityCenterDC. Guests enjoy luxury accommodations, shopping, and restaurants helmed by top chefs, plus a rooftop bar with unobstructed monument views.
- Riggs Washington, DC and Lyle Washington, DC: Two brand-new independent hotels from Lore Group offer distinct designs. Lyle opens April 2021 and creates a world of calm in the capital’s vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood. Riggs is the reinvention of an icon in the bustling Penn Quarter neighborhood. Paying homage to the building’s legacy, Riggs guest rooms and suites are reminiscent of a private safety deposit box, while serendipitous details throughout the hotel draw on a narrative inspired by the golden age of banking.
- The REACH, at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts: Kickoff your program with an engaging expert or local leader at the Justice Forum or Skylight Pavilion by renting the REACH. This is the expanded campus of the Kennedy Center, that strives to cultivate a culture of inclusiveness, in which their art and their audiences are as rich, diverse and ever-changing as America itself.
- Smithsonian Institution Museums: There are 16 different Smithsonian museums offering private event space in Washington, DC. Wow your guests with a reception amongst the stars at the National Air and Space Museum or a seated gala in the enchanting and glass-enclosed Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard at the American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.
- Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center: Welcome to the center of influence and a premier venue for hosting influential events at the World Trade Center in Washington, DC. One of the multiple special event spaces, is Woodrow Wilson Plaza, a four-acre, open-air courtyard surrounded by neoclassical architecture that connects the powerful Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues.
- National Museum of Women in the Arts: Host a special event at the world’s only major art museum solely dedicated to championing women artists. The elegant Great Hall and Mezzanine are ideal for cocktails, dinner and dancing in downtown DC.
- DC Water: Looking for a state-of-the-art, LEED Platinum building that offers some of the most environmentally enlightened green technology to recycle water and energy? Located across from Washington Nationals Ballpark in the dynamic Capitol Riverfront neighborhood, DC Water features waterfront views of the Anacostia River and 360-degree rooftop vistas that you can check out here.
VIP Group Experiences:
- Welcome Rooftop Reception: Open your event with a private rooftop terrace reception overlooking DC’s iconic skyline, followed by a Monuments by Moonlight sightseeing tour. Localize the arrival experience by serving DC’s official cocktail, The Rickey, or offering a whiskey tasting guided by George Washington and featuring his original recipe.
- Immersive Writing Workshop: Some of the most famous speeches have been delivered from Washington, DC. Celebrate these monumental moments through a custom speech writing workshop with a prestigious firm like West Wing Writers. They have helped not only the President of the United States, but also the most prominent executives, entertainers, philanthropists, and athletes in the world find their story. Enhance this exclusive experience with a guided-tour at the new Planet Word, a voice-activated museum (the world’s first!) where language comes to life.
- Storied Chefs & Neighborhood Foodie Tours: DC is a culinary capital confirmed by honors like Bon Appétit’s restaurant city of the year and Zagat’s hottest food city. Whether via a private culinary tour in the charming Georgetown neighborhood or accompanied by stories from a former White House chef like Chef Andre Rush, lunch will be served in the most memorable manner.
- Afternoon Excursions Abound: Every interest, ability and age can be accommodated by a custom tour or excursion in Washington, DC. Learn more about the District’s art and architecture, American politics, or even covert operations and espionage at the International Spy Museum. For hands-on history, organize a specialty tour at George Washington’s Mount Vernon or see DC differently by kayak, water taxi, or privately captained speed boats.
- Noteworthy Nightcap: Listen to the District’s unique sound of Go-Go at a live music venue or cocktail lounge. For an elevated experience, consider a private hire of POV and performance by Go-Go Symphony, or wow your guests with a final farewell from Step Afrika!