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National Conference Center Offers BIG Summer Package “Pairings in the Park” Experience

Summer is just around the corner and meeting planners are looking for space and ideas that are unique and experiential. The National Conference Center in Leesburg, Virginia, is offering the BIG Summer Package (starting at $275/person), including an unforgettable, complimentary 1-hour wine Pairing in the Park reception*, as well as accommodations, three meals each day, conference room, standard meeting technology and ample complimentary parking space.

The National offers a remarkably distinguished wine and culinary program, celebrating summer with its ‘buy local” program. Executive Chef Chris Ferrier purchases from 65 local farms and 35 local wineries in Loudoun County. Summer is truly celebrated at The National’s picturesque outdoor setting on 65 acres of park-like grounds in the heart of Northern Virginia. Many outdoor spaces have been added to the property, including several fire pits, patios, a pergola, redesigned lawn space for outdoor games and receptions, and outdoor meeting rooms.

Food and wine create an indelible sensory experience, and The National’s culinary team incorporates activities for groups to get to know each other in a relaxed, casual culinary environment. “We know that food plays an important role in the overall experience of our guests,” says Chef Ferrier. The National’s well-respected Sommelier & Chief Wine Officer Mary Watson-Delauder brings the tastings alive using her decades of experience and in-depth knowledge, having previously served as Virginia’s wine industry spokesperson.

“Chris and Mary share our mission and vision in working with local farmers and wineries to source food responsibly and for sustainability, freshness and quality,” Geoff Lawson, General Manager and Vice President, explained. “They have brought our culinary offerings to a new and higher level, including within the meeting experience, and we want to share it with meeting planners and their guests.”

*This incentive is available when the Summer Meeting Package is booked for dates between June 1 through September 9. Some blackout dates may apply, and no other discount can be added to the package.

Please contact Jane Davis or call 703-724-6040, and mention the “Pairings in the Park” bonus.  www.conferencecenter.com/summermeetings

About The National Conference Center

Located in Northern Virginia, 12 miles from Dulles International Airport and 35 miles from Washington, D.C., The National Conference Center is one of the largest and most comprehensive conference centers and training facility in the nation. With 917 guest rooms and over 265,000 square feet of meeting and group function space, including the West Belmont Place catering complex with its 16,552 square foot ballroom, The National has become the nation’s headquarters for productive meetings and West Belmont Place the hub for Loudoun County and surrounding area social functions and special events.

West Belmont Place was named 2013 Best Venue by the International Special Events Society. The National Conference Center is also on the GSA schedule. The National is owned by NCC PS Enterprises LLC, a venture between PCCP, LLC and Stoneleigh Capital, LLC., which retained LaKota Hotels & Resorts to oversee all aspects of the day-to-day operations.

For information call 800-640-2684 or visit www.conferencecenter.com and www.westbelmontplace.com.

The National Conference Center Celebrates Earth Day With Five Green Trends for Meeting Planners

 

The National Conference Center, a training and conference facility for more than 40 years, has also been a leader in sustainability for a decade.  The National commemorates Earth Day by celebrating its Green Seal™ and Virginia Green™ certifications, and its Loudoun County Green Business Challenge victory.

As sustainability and meeting experts, The National has identified five trends for meeting planners to consider when booking a Green Venue for their meeting.

1.The Grass Is Always Greener – When doing a site visit, take a look around. Is there a lot of outdoor space for attendees to take a walk, or a hike, or to sit quietly? Having a facility with outdoor space that is relaxing–even a space to meditate, is a natural way to encourage attendees to unwind. The National is set on 65 acres in the countryside of Loudoun County, and the grounds are covered with drought-resistant plants, trees, shrubs and/or native plants to minimize water use. The property is irrigated only when necessary and mulched plant beds are used to retain water. An integrated pest management program has also been implemented to research the use of organic insecticides and fertilizers. That’s how the grass stays “green”!

2. Food For Thought – Studies have shown that eating high-protein foods and less sugar keeps up energy, brainpower and focus. Pick a venue that understands the value of healthy food and breaks. Check out healthy recipes and a sampling of our Breakfast of Champions menu, developed by The National for meeting planners who look for healthy menu options. Taking it a step further, over 60 different food products have been purchased from Food Hub, which represents over 30 farms in Virginia and Maryland. Menus are created based on what is available during the season. Blueberry Power Shakes or Eggs Benedict with a Yogurt Hollandaise Sauce are just a few ideas.

3. Energy Savers – The most obvious way to see if a venue has sustainability as one of its mission statements is to look for energy-saving options. The National uses motion sensors in guest rooms to determine when rooms are unoccupied in order to maintain energy-saving heating and cooling. Also ask if the property utilizes an efficient energy management program to operate their Central Utility Plant. This saves a great deal of energy compared to operating the plant manually. The National recently completed a 5-year energy lighting plan to replace all lights with energy-efficient light bulbs. Every time The National replaces equipment in the meeting rooms (computers, monitors, copiers, etc.), guest rooms (TVs, etc.) or in the culinary program (refrigerators, freezers, ovens, dishwashers, etc.) only Energy Star-rated equipment is purchased. Ask the Chef if the last appliance they purchased was Energy Star-rated.

4. Logistics – Paperless check-in, digital brochures and uploading handouts to a website are just a few ways a conference planning department can help keep the paper count down. Ask your venue how water is provided. Plastic bottles are out; ceramic coolers with reusable cups are in. Use environmentally-friendly paper products (napkins, paper towels, etc.) that are biodegradable and recyclable. The National maintains a Waste Management Contract for single-stream recycling for glass, plastic, aluminum, metal, wood, cardboard and paper. Soon the property hopes to eliminate even the printed map of the complex given to every guest by developing an app for wayfinding.

5. Get Involved – Working with the local community or “paying it forward” may be a great way to tie your green mission to our green mission. The National can help organize a river cleanup program near Potomac River or the creek flowing through the property. We work very closely with our neighbor, Riverside High School, who can create a culinary team with students to learn about farm-to-table cooking. Work with one of many local charities to help clean a park or build a section of a home similar to Habitat for Humanity. The National’s conference planning department has many contacts in the local community.

With its reputation as an outstanding member of IACC, The National has hosted thousands of learning and training meetings and conferences over the years and has perfected the meeting experience. Under new management since 2014, The National is committed to sustainability for its guests and meeting planners. For more information, see our complete green program or call 800-640-2684.

Spring Savings Now Available March – May 2017

The Largest Conference Center in Virginia Offers Complete Meeting Package

The National Conference Center is one of the largest training and educational facilities in the nation.  Offering a unique bundling of services through a Complete Meeting Package, The National is the expert on providing the perfect meeting place for experiential learning. “With Spring right around the corner, it’s time to refresh and rejuvenate with new ideas and goals for companies and associations. We work with each of our clients to advise and meet their goals with each meeting held at our facility,” says Geoff Lawson, General Manager and Vice President.

Spring Complete Meeting Package saves 20 – 40% from March 1 through May 31, 2017.

The National is one of the leaders in developing the Complete Meeting Package (CMP), which is an inclusive per person charge for meetings. The National’s Spring CMP includes guest room accommodations, three meals per day, unlimited refreshment break stations, meeting room space and a technology package, plus complimentary parking, Wi-Fi and a newly-renovated fitness center.

Meeting planners can save as much as 40% per person on selected dates this spring with a CMP package.
Big and Small Facilities
Depending on the size and flavor of your meeting, The National offers unique, individualized meeting space with conference rooms and guest lodging grouped in self-contained wings or Pods to create the ideal environment for large or small conferences or meetings. With 265,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, offering 250 purpose-built conference rooms, breakout rooms and general session rooms, The National offers flexibility in a big way. When new management took over in 2014, one of the goals was to create small, intimate meeting space. The outdoor courtyard with Pergola and firepits are used almost daily, along with a modern Living Room space and a “speakeasy” room aptly named The National Secret. The finished room is down a hallway around the corner from the active Black Olive Bar & Grill with no other entrance.

Accommodations
Groups can reserve a separate area with guest rooms and meeting space close by in self-contained wings or pods. The comfortable guest rooms and suites are small in nature to encourage guests to mingle and work with colleagues in the common areas. Each room features attractive décor and guest amenities including a well-designed workspace with MP3 connection, ergonomic chair, flat-screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi connection.

The National Rope Course
Experiential learning has been touted as an exceptional method in creating memorable learning experiences with high recall. When The National was looking for an experienced partner to facilitate on-site programs, The Browne Center for Innovative Learning was the preferred choice based on earned reputation and a well-established resume. The Challenge Course includes action-based learning components such as the high ropes course and other elements designed for problem solving and leadership development. The new course features nine unique elements strategically placed within the 65-acre campus and each element provides multiple challenges.

For more information or to book a Spring CMP Package at The National Conference Center, call Jane Davis, Director of Sales, at 703-724-5984 or go to http://www.conferencecenter.com/Spring-Deal.

More about The National Conference Center
Located in Northern Virginia 12 miles from Dulles International Airport and 35 miles from Washington, D.C., The National Conference Center is one of the largest and most comprehensive conference centers in the nation. With 917 guest rooms and over 265,000 square feet of meeting and group function space, including the West Belmont Place catering complex with its 16,552 square foot ballroom, The National has become the nation’s headquarters for productive meetings and West Belmont Place the hub for Loudoun County and surrounding area social functions.

West Belmont Place was named 2013 Best Venue by the International Special Events Society. The National Conference Center is also on the GSA schedule. The National is owned by NCC PS Enterprises LLC, a venture between PCCP, LLC and Stoneleigh Capital, LLC., which retained LaKota Hotels & Resorts to oversee all aspects of the day-to-day operations. For information call 800-640-2684 or visit www.conferencecenter.com and www.westbelmontplace.com.

March Madness Deal: Day Meetings at $68/person

The Largest Conference Center in Virginia Offers Complete Day Meeting Package

Leesburg, Virginia, March 2017 …In the spirit of March Madness, The National Conference Center is offering a unique bundling of services through a March Madness Meeting Package that is perfect for day meetings and learning programs not requiring guest rooms (though guest rooms can be added). “We’ll help you punch your tickets with these incredible savings through March and beyond,” says General Manager & Vice President of The National Geoff Lawson.  “Enjoy the game in our Black Olive Bar & Grill featuring twelve 60” flat screens, billiards, darts and savory food selections.  This is a perfect deal for our neighbors and businesses in Northern Virginia, Eastern Maryland, Washington DC, and beyond.”  The March Madness Day Meeting Package is from $68 per person through March and onto April 30th.

The National Conference Center is one of the leaders in developing the Complete Meeting Package (CMP) and the Day Meeting Package (DMP), which is an all-inclusive per person, per day-priced meeting package.

The National’s March Madness Day Meeting Package Deal includes:

-Meeting room space

-Unlimited refreshment breaks

-Lunch in the newly refurbished Dining Room

-Technology and A/V package

-Complimentary WiFi

-Ample & complimentary parking

$68/person.

Meeting planners can also save as much as 40% per person on selected dates this spring with a CMP package.

Big Facilities

With 1,250,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, offering 250 purpose-built conference rooms, breakout rooms and general session rooms, The National provides flexibility in a big way. The property has so much space, they can fit 21.7 football fields on the entire property footprint and 5.89 tennis courts can fit inside The National’s 16,552 sq. ft. ballroom, the largest in Northern Virginia.

Small and Intimate Spots

When LaKota Hotels & Resorts was signed as the new management company in 2014, one of the goals was to create small, intimate meeting spaces. The outdoor courtyard with Pergola and fire pits are used almost daily, along with a modern Living Room space and a “speakeasy” room aptly named The National Secret. The speakeasy is down a hallway and around the corner from the active Black Olive Bar & Grill with no other entrance to assure conversations are not competing with the action in the Black Olive.

Culinary and Hyper-Local
The National’s food and beverage program underwent a complete renovation in 2014, and continues to grow and evolve under the direction of John Walsh, food and beverage director, and Executive Chef Chris Ferrier. They have focused on local farm-to-table cuisine incorporating over 60 local products into the daily menus that serve as many as 1,200 guests per day. The newest change has been to create live demonstration cooking with induction cooking delivery. For day meetings and events that take place in the adjacent West Belmont Place, guests enjoy the same food quality for a banquet or luncheon as guests in the Dining Room and Black Olive.

The Black Olive Bar & Grill is a striking, 200-seat action bar with communal seating, high tops. The recently changed menu includes flatbreads, seasonal cheese boards and local beer and wines.

For more information or to book a March Madness Package at The National Conference Center, call Nancy Vanesco, Catering Sales Manager at 703-724-5981 or go to http://www.conferencecenter.com/March-Madness

About The National Conference Center
Located in Northern Virginia, 12 miles from Dulles International Airport and 35 miles from Washington, D.C., The National Conference Center is one of the largest and most comprehensive conference centers and training facility in the nation. With 917 guest rooms and over 265,000 square feet of meeting and group function space, including the West Belmont Place catering complex with its 16,552 square foot ballroom, The National has become the nation’s headquarters for productive meetings and West Belmont Place the hub for Loudoun County and surrounding area social functions and special events.

West Belmont Place was named 2013 Best Venue by the International Special Events Society. The National Conference Center is also on the GSA schedule. The National is owned by NCC PS Enterprises LLC, a venture between PCCP, LLC and Stoneleigh Capital, LLC., which retained LaKota Hotels & Resorts to oversee all aspects of the day-to-day operations.

For information call 800-640-2684 or visit www.conferencecenter.com and www.westbelmontplace.com.

Six Trends in Experiential Learning for 2017

The National Conference Center – one of the nation’s largest conference centers and the largest on the East Coast – with its partner The Browne Center, has observed Six Trends in Experiential Learning for 2017.

Experiential learning presents a highly unique growth opportunity for participants, and a tool that planners can use to achieve a specific outcome.  Differentiated from the more traditional teambuilding, experiential learning uses a blended approach to learning, integrating activities, exercises, adventure elements, quiet time and ongoing post-event coaching to create powerful programs of leadership development, strategic planning, mentoring and coaching, communication, feedback & observation and enhancement of behavior styles.

Six Trends Observed in Experiential Learning:

  1. Barrier Free Learning … Take away the white classroom tables. Barrier free learning is hands-on training in a lab-like setting verses the traditional meeting room or classroom. For example, The National has created an entire workroom and lab for simulation or scenario training for a top major client to deliver new skills, taking away the barrier of the ‘white table’ with attendees learning in a lab or open space area.
  1. Learning By Choice … Mixing classroom training with outdoor activities. The Challenge Course at The National has high and low rope elements, and increasingly facilitators are using a Challenge-By-Choice approach. Learning Programs are designed to meet the variety of goals unique to each client, whether conferees make use of the elements of the high or low course, or none at all. There is a role for everyone in the training, even if individuals choose not to physically participate.
  2. Learning By Shared Experiences … Creating ‘shared experiences’, such as a building project, where everyone is involved collectively – from C-level executives to assistant managers – taking each participant out of their comfort zone and into a creative problem-solving task to construct the future.
  3. Learning By Silence … Groups are increasingly exploring the power of silence in a high-speed, technically dependent world. Facilitators are allowing more time for conferees’ solo quests, reflection, meditation time, and movements like yoga that can provide powerful reconnection with the natural world, and the true inner self, opening new channels of connection and learning.
  1. Learning By Doing… Learners participate in carefully chosen experiences that are supported by reflection, critical analysis and synthesis. It engages the learners to be in direct experience, to be doing something that connects to an area they hope to improve or develop. The learner is actively engaged in posing questions, investigating, experimenting, being curious, solving problems, assuming responsibility, being creative, and constructing meaning.
  1. Learning Through Application … Historically, debriefing was a structured process facilitated by a skilled professional throughout the process and at the conclusion of a program. This still occurs, but today a post-program debriefing application assists participants over time with how learning translates back at the office. There are a number of strategies that can be arranged to help facilitate this continued learning process. These include, self-directed debrief meetings, professional coaching sessions by phone or in person, or follow up, mini sessions at the one, two or three month intervals. These sessions can be highly productive and fun, assisting the participants in real time learning application issues. They can be on the participants’ work site or scheduled as an offsite.

The National Conference Center installed a state-of-the-art challenge course last year to provide additional training and learning opportunities for their clients. The National Challenge Course consists of five low elements plus many portable options, which are weight bearing problem solving activities that can accommodate 15 or more people at any one time. Also six high elements can be done with two or more solo, or with many other climbers simultaneously. All high elements are dynamic relays where participants hold the rope for one another.

For more information on the Six Trends in Experiential Learning for 2017, contact Denise Benoit at 703-919-1589.  For information on meetings at The National Conference Center, call Sales at 800-640-2684.

About The National Conference Center

Located in Northern Virginia 12 miles from Dulles International Airport and 35 miles from Washington, D.C., The National Conference Center is one of the largest and most comprehensive conference centers in the nation. With 917 guest rooms and over 265,000 square feet of meeting and group function space, including the West Belmont Place catering complex with its 16,552 square foot ballroom, The National has become the nation’s headquarters for productive meetings and West Belmont Place the hub for Loudoun County and surrounding area social functions.

West Belmont Place was named 2013 Best Venue by the International Special Events Society. The National Conference Center is also on the GSA schedule. The National is owned by NCC PS Enterprises LLC, a venture between PCCP, LLC and Stoneleigh Capital, LLC., which retained LaKota Hotels & Resorts to oversee all aspects of the day-to-day operations. For information call 800-640-2684 or visit www.conferencecenter.com and www.westbelmontplace.com.

Extensive Renovation Transforms National Conference Center Inspiring New Design, Facilities, Services and a New Brand Image

In only 18 months, one of America’s largest conference centers is emerging with a striking new design, revamped services and facilities and a fresh new branding strategy. The multimillion dollar project has transformed the 65-acre campus and its three connected buildings into a warm, functional and cohesive complex, elevated by a brilliant and inspiring design.

“We are extremely proud that this challenging task was accomplished so quickly,” says Geoff Lawson, general manager and vice president of The National Conference Center and West Belmont Place. “It is certainly a record in the conference center industry.”

With management oversight provided by LaKota Hotels & Resorts, The National Conference Center is one of the largest meeting, training and event centers in the nation and the largest on the East Coast.  The property is located on a 65-acre campus just outside Washington, DC, in Leesburg, Virginia, just 12 miles from Washington Dulles International Airport. “The National” provides 1.3 million interior square feet in six connected buildings. It houses 917 guestrooms, and over 265,000 square feet of meeting and group function space. Supporting outlets include a 900-seat Dining Room, the 200-seat Black Olive Bar & Grill and other new guest-centric outlets creating a warm and engaging atmosphere.

A New Branding Strategy

To transform the conference center, LaKota first re-thought the brand.  There was no clear brand image or strategy for the property as it was.  The historic town of Leesburg, Virginia, was founded around 1755 by the influential colonist, Thomas Lee. The colors of the Lee family coat of arms – and the US flag – are red, white and blue, inspiring a patriotic theme throughout The National.

The National Conference Center team saw an opportunity to remake the center’s brand image and meet a major design challenge. Though The National is located within a spectacular distraction-free, wooded campus, the buildings of exposed concrete demanded a highly creative solution.  Rather than cover the walls, ownership opted to ”celebrate the concrete” with vivid blocks of navy blue and touches of red, contrasted with a softer grey. These striking colors are enhanced by various patriotic motifs, such as images of a Bald Eagle and the American Flag that reinforce the center’s connection to historic Leesburg and Washington, DC.

The spacious lobby is finished with polished millwork against concrete, angled walls and layered ceilings with skylights. Sustainability has always been a priority at The National Conference Center and management introduced several “green” initiatives, including the lobby’s carpet made of fibers from recycled bottles and caps collected at Yellowstone National Park.

Going forward, The National brand is becoming a hybrid; the blend of a traditional hotel and a conference center. The common thread is learning and development, and providing ample space and versatility that enable clients to purchase a pod of meeting rooms vs. just a few meeting rooms.

Guestrooms – Where Eagles Soar

In keeping with the campus atmosphere and emphasis on learning, guestrooms are small ‘study rooms’ for one person, with a double bed, a large desk, a small chest and a remodeled bathroom.  Although totally appropriate for a successful conference facility, these small and somewhat uninspiring rooms presented a major design challenge.

The National had a striking trompe l’oeil effect created with the addition of a wall mural that visually extends a guest’s view to infinity, and includes a flying eagle in the foreground. This technique makes the guestroom feel larger and reinforces the new brand image and color.

A whimsical touch:  Framed newspaper headlines featuring differing political views on attitudes of Global Warming. A thin black molding creates a crown around the room and into the bathroom where a picture of another American Eagle guards the guest’s privacy.

In fact, to launch the renovation and design theme, The National’s team released a Bald Eagle back into the wild regions of the property’s acreage.

A continuation of the room renovation will take place in 2017.

Dining and Lounges

The National’s Food and Beverage facilities were targeted for a complete make-over. The 900-seat dining room is a huge space with high ceilings held by natural concrete columns. In the past, the dining facility was a cafeteria-style food program. The team totally renovated the buffet areas deleting the use of trays, tray shelves and conveyor belts.  John Walsh, food and beverage director, and Executive Chef Chris Ferrier focused on local farm-to-table cuisine for the guests they serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, which can be 1,200 people at capacity. A new area was designed for specialty coffees and wine for purchase.

Seating areas were renovated with new floor and wall treatments and colorful new tablescapes. Custom-designed artwork was installed that enlivened the dining space. In keeping with The National’s brand, large framed photos were created that quote U.S. Presidents and other dignitaries on food. One shows a large green broccoli spear and remarks by President George H. W. Bush: “I do not eat broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli…” Images of fresh foods, supporting the chef’s farm-to-table cuisine, add color, interest and appeal.

The next phase of renovation in The Dining Room will be to create more live demonstration cooking vs. the current steam table and buffet presentation. Induction cooking will allow food to be freshly prepared ‘a la minute’ and presented with very little holding and warming needed. All new menus will be developed and tested by mid-January. The food and beverage operation is a chef-driven operation with the top culinary team all graduates of the Culinary Institute of America and combined have more than 50 years cooking for large groups.

The National’s lounges were revamped to provide a much-improved guest experience. The team took the unused gift shop space near the lobby entrance and repurposed it as a Living Room with flight monitors where guests can check their flights, relax, work at computer stations and enjoy a coffee and refreshment break. Groupings of sofas, lounge chairs and tall tables grace the room that is surrounded with bookshelves. Large TVs are available for news, sports or music. This repurposed space is popular and is also used for private cocktail receptions and business meetings.

The Black Olive Bar & Grill

This striking, 200-seat action bar, with its soaring ceilings and impressive columns, sets the scene for convivial gatherings that include craft beers and Virginia wines, bar food, and games such as pool and darts. The previous 80-foot bar was ripped out and replaced, and new tiles, millwork and carpets added.  Live entertainment and Karaoke were added as well.

Last month, the team incorporated hand-made community tables where groups can mingle and meet new attendees, added 15 new 55” HD TV, improved lighting and added large couch seating options.

The National Secret – A Patriotic Speakeasy

In contrast to the lively Black Olive Bar, the National Secret is an intimate lounge, crafted from two adjoining meeting rooms, a daunting project that had to be completed in less than a month.  Elegant sofas, chaises and lounge chairs were purchased locally. One wall was draped in elegant blue silk and flag banners, complementing the overall blue of The National’s brand, right down to a blue flame in the fireplace.  The National’s signature plaid, in navy, adorns the other walls, which are scattered with images of gold coins and American flags. The room glows with candlelight, adding to the atmosphere of mystery and intrigue.

The finished room is down a hallway around the corner from the active Black Olive Bar & Grill with no other entrance. This secretive and sultry “speakeasy” is aptly named The National Secret, and has become a highly popular venue with guests and local residents who enjoy private cocktail parties and dinners amidst its secluded and intimate aura.

In 2017, The National will continue its capital investment with additional renovations to the meeting space, including enhanced technology, floor and wall treatments, pathway lightening and the updating of courtyards with firepits and landscaping.  Providing a pleasant, comfortable and updated atmosphere is most important to the new owners and management team. Phase II renovations will be completed by year end 2017 as The National advances to the forefront of the learning and development industries.

About The National Conference Center
Located in Northern Virginia 12 miles from Dulles International Airport and 35 miles from Washington, D.C., The National Conference Center is one of the largest and most comprehensive conference centers in the nation. With 917 guest rooms and over 265,000 square feet of meeting and group function space, including the West Belmont Place catering complex with its 16,552 square foot ballroom, The National has become the nation’s headquarters for productive meetings and West Belmont Place the hub for Loudoun County and surrounding area social functions.

West Belmont Place was named 2013 Best Venue by the International Special Events Society. The National Conference Center is also on the GSA schedule. The National is owned by NCC PS Enterprises LLC, a venture between PCCP, LLC and Stoneleigh Capital, LLC., which retained LaKota Hotels & Resorts to oversee all aspects of the day-to-day operations. For information call 800-640-2684 or visit www.conferencecenter.com