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Panel Considers Effect of New D.C. Convention Center Hotel

Duques Hall

Duquès Hall

The GWSB Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management on Dec. 3 hosted a symposium titled “Groundbreaking News! Hotelier Perspectives of the New Washington, D.C. Convention Headquarters Hotel.” There was a broad consensus among the panelists that the Marriott Marquis convention hotel, which broke ground Nov. 10th, will greatly benefit the Washington, D.C., as well as the local hospitality and tourism industries because the hotel will allow the Washington Convention Center to attract larger and more frequent city-wide events.

Speakers included: David Fuller, Washington D.C. managing director, Hospitality Valuation Services; Ronnie Burt, vice president of convention sales and services, Destination DC; Sheri Swain, GM, Holiday Inn Washington – Capitol; Brad Edwards, GM, Renaissance Washington, D.C.; Ann Peterson, GM, Omni Shoreham.

Larry Yu, GWSB professor of hospitality management, welcomed the attendees, which included nearly 50 hotel managers, marketers and developers as well as GW hospitality management students. Stuart Levy, assistant professor of tourism and hospitality management, gave the closing remarks.

Posted by gwsb on December 6, 2010 | Filed under: GWSB News.


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