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Events DC opens pedestrian connector for ease of access to conventions and meetings

A state-of-the-art pedestrian connector now joins the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and the four-star Marriott Marquis Washington, DC – the largest and newest hotel in the city.

In conjunction with the hotel project, the convention center added four new escalators to help hotel guests and convention visitors get to their destination quickly and efficiently.

This expands the city’s capability for citywide conferences and events with 1,175 hotel rooms and an additional 100,000 square feet of meeting space at the hotel, which is located adjacent to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.

“Events DC has made a significant investment in the new Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, allowing convention attendees to stay at the beautiful, four-star hotel and have direct access to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center,” said Greg O’Dell, president and CEO of Events DC. “This gives the nation’s capital an even greater opportunity to host citywide conventions and meetings – further enhancing our offering as one of the premier international convention destinations.”

Running east to west under 9th Street, NW, guests of the hotel can access the connector walkway by entering on the lower level concourse

Direct access to the convention center creates a further avenue to usher in a convention and entertainment district within the revitalized Shaw neighborhood. The hotel is located within walking distance to major attractions and event venues in the area, including the Carnegie Library at Mt. Vernon Square and CityCenterDC.

Two high-profile events – the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in July and the American Psychological Association Convention in August – are expected to bring a combined total of almost 30,000 people to the city, equaling an almost $30 million to the local economy.

For more information, visit EventsDC.com.

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