Wednesday, October 31, 2007

From Washington Convention Center to Washington Convention Center

This week the Washington Convention Center officially took on its new name. From this point forward it will now be called the Washington Convention Center. Well not entirely. On Monday the Washington Convention Center became the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in honor of D.C.'s first elected Mayor, Walter E. Washington.

As an aside, according to the Washington Business Journal:

"The convention center, which has 703,000 square feet of exhibit space and 150,000 square feet of meeting space, is facing increasing competition with the impending arrival of Gaylord Entertainment Co.'s convention complex at the National Harbor in Prince George's County. Gaylord will offer associations and meeting planners 400,000 hotel rooms and 470,000 square feet of meeting space on an isolated complex, a move that has D.C. tourism officials worried."

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