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Description: Located within minutes of Washington D.C. and National Harbor and easily accessible by metrorail, Alexandria is a picturesque seaport city with Colonial ambiance and European flair. Founded in 1749 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Alexandria is a bustling city nationally recognized for its award-winning hotels and an abundance of restaurants, chic boutiques, fine art and antique galleries and historic attractions, all within walking distance of many hotels. With $388 million invested in new hotels and upgrades, Alexandria offers resort-level amenities, a dazzling location easy to get to and valued added meeting incentives. Alexandria is ideal for small to mid-size meetings. From trendy boutique hotels, to major brands, to an IACC approved Executive Meeting Center, there is something for everyone. Let the ACVA assist with all your planning needs from site selection to customized programs. Other services include: on-line Rapid RFP, Hot Dates and Value Package page, promotional tools and more.
Features: Audio Visual Services, Auditorium-Permanent, Bus Loading/Unloading, Bus Parking, Catering, Computer Rental, Decorating Services, IT Lines, Pre-Function Space, Security, Speaker Ready Room, Storage Facilities
Off-Site Venues/Highlights: Alexandria has the perfect blend of old and new, history where it happened, contemporary chef-driven restaurants and one-of-a-kind legendary experiences that are sure to “wow” your attendees. Known as a center of fun and entertainment for over 250 years, Alexandria is famous for its wealth of unique off-property sites and venues. From the towering landmark George Washington Masonic National Memorial, to the eclectic Torpedo Factory Art Center, Alexandria offers venues that are entertaining, educational and memorable. Experience a patriotic and inspiring private evening tour of Mount Vernon followed by dinner in the charming Mount Vernon Inn or cruise the majestic monuments of our nation’s capital aboard an authentic paddle wheeler or Parisian-style riverboat. An abundance of restaurants and pubs offer casual to elegant dine-arounds, wine-tastings and pub crawls. Professional industry partners can assist you with activities designed for education, team-building or for just plain fun. Enjoy scavenger hunts, bike tours, art walks, ghost tours, golf programs and more, Rich with historic homes, fine art galleries and local theaters many of which are available for private rentals, Alexandria offers the perfect venue for your group.
Green/Environmental Initiatives: Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is all the buzz and planners are realizing that you can reduce your carbon footprint and save money too. Eco-City Alexandria was a front-runner in implementing a strategic process for sustainability and, today the hospitality community has stepped up to lessen the impact of meetings and events on our environment.
Keep It Green In Alexandria incorporates city programs, hotel initiatives and green group experiences. Set out on foot or bicycle and explore the city. Plan an event and give back to the community or just take advantage of the public transportation opportunities. Not sure how to take the first step, see Meeting Planner Tips, Tools & Resources on Being Green and learn how. Visit MeetAlexandriaVA.com and start saving today