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Virginia hotel giving away a $10,000 meeting…

Posted on 18 August 2009

A Hilton hotel in Virginia just outside of Washington is holding a contest to award $10,000 worth of space and services to be used by a company holding a business meeting at the property in 2010. The Hilton Alexandria Old Town is asking meeting planners across the U.S. to share their thoughts on how the economy is affecting travel and meeting budgets. Applicants can focus on one of three themes in their entries: how a meeting would stimulate business for their company; how a meeting held at the Hilton would benefit the local Alexandria economy; or, if applicable, a description of the business or organization’s philanthropic commitments.


The winning prize is a two-day meeting or event at the hotel.


Entries should be 200 words or less, sent to the Hilton Alexandria Old Town by Oct. 31 through this link: Certain rules and regulations apply; see the website for details.


The hotel will choose a winner by Nov. 30.


The recession has hit business meetings particularly hard, with many companies canceling meetings either because they can’t afford them or because they fear a backlash over the perception that money spent on meetings might be better spent saving jobs or paying off debt. Meeting planners argue that face-to-face gatherings serve an important function, and that they cannot be replaced by webinars, conference calls or video chats.


The Alexandria hotel is 5 miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, 10 miles south of Washington D.C., and across the street from the King Street Metrorail and Amtrak stations.

Source: USA Today

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