Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Opens

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July , 2003—The AAA Four-Diamond Hilton Alexandria Mark Center is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new Executive Meeting Center, which has been certified by the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC).

Just five minutes from Washington DC`s Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the Executive Meeting Center at Mark Center is a 7,600 square-foot facility that can comfortably host groups from 10 to 120. Each of the six meeting rooms in the Executive Meeting Center is specially equipped with ergonomic chairs, customized lighting, non-glare tables, acoustical treatments and individual climate controls to provide the ideal environment for a productive meeting. This self-contained facility also features a spacious dining area and a business center that exclusively cater to the needs of Executive Meeting Center guests.

The Executive Meeting Center complements the 37,400 square feet of meeting and conference space already available at the 496-room, full-service Hilton hotel.

“Our new Executive Meeting Center at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center provides businesses and associations throughout the Northern Virginia/Washington D.C. business community with a refreshing new alternative to the typical meeting room associated with a full-service hotel,” said Greg Brown, hotel general manager. “Whether it`s a training program, sales meeting or professional development session, this state-of-the-art facility provides a simple selection of three great meeting packages that provide a one-stop, hassle-free solution for the most discriminating of meeting planners which leads to the most comfortable environment possible for meeting attendees.”


The three comprehensive meeting packages available at the Executive Meeting Center at Mark Center include:
*  Complete Meeting Package—Deluxe guest room, dedicated conference planner, conference rooms available 24-hours, continuous refreshment breaks (7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), full breakfast, hot and cold luncheon buffet, buffet dinner, business/concierge services, audio-visual package, recreation services and parking. Available for $295 and double $228, single and double occupancy respectively.(a)
*  Modified Meeting Package—Deluxe guest room, dedicated conference planner, conference rooms available 24-hours, continuous refreshment breaks (7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), full breakfast, hot and cold luncheon buffet, business/concierge services, audio-visual package, recreation services and parking. Priced from $265 and $198 single or double.(a)
*  Day Meeting Package—For meetings that don`t require an overnight stay, this package includes: a dedicated conference planner, conference rooms on a 24-hour basis, continuous refreshment breaks, continental breakfast, hot and cold luncheon buffet, business/concierge services, audio-visual package, recreations services and parking for only $105 per person.
(a) All prices are per person per night, including gratuity. Taxes and other incidental charges are not included.

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All meeting rooms are held on a 24-hour basis so that attendees can pick up exactly where they left off the day before
To customize your meeting further, a variety of upgrades such as a welcome amenity, private banquet dinner or turndown service with cordial amenity are also available at an additional cost. Whether it`s a quick bite between meetings or a full steak dinner, the Executive Meeting Center can satisfy attendees` appetites with its diverse dinning options. At lunch and dinner, hot and cold theme buffets are offered complete with salads, deli platters, cooking stations, and dessert stations. As an upgrade to the standard meeting package, Finn & Porter(TM), an in-hotel restaurant specializing in steak, seafood and sushi, is available for a more sophisticated, private dinning experience.

Located at the west end of historic Alexandria, the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center offers complimentary shuttle service to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and the Metro (D.C.`s subway system), valet and self-parking garage, a barbershop, a multilingual staff (over 57 languages spoken) and more. After the rigors of a long day of business, guests can relax at the hotel`s heated indoor and outdoor pools, play a game on lighted tennis courts, stroll down the walking paths through adjacent Botanical Gardens, or relieve some stress at the 24-hour Executive Health Club.

For further information or to book your next meeting at the Executive Meeting Center at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, visit the hotel website at www.alexandria.hilton.com , call the hotel sales office directly at 703-845-7684 or contact Hilton Reservations Worldwide at 1-800-HILTONS.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Hi-Resolution Images of the new Executive Meeting Center are available upon request. Please contact Thomas Wingham at [email protected] or by phone at 310-205-4545.

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