Destination DC Offers Hotel + Dedication Ticket Packages for Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication

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    June 20, 2011 16:52 UTC

    Destination DC Offers Hotel + Dedication Ticket Packages for Martin
    Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication

    Tourism Office is the Sole Purveyor of Hotel Packages for Memorial
    Dedication

    WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
    Destination
    DC
    , the official tourism and marketing office for the nation’s
    capital, announced that it has been awarded exclusive rights to offer
    combination hotel and ticket packages for the Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Memorial Dedication on August 28, 2011 in Washington, D.C. This
    arrangement is in partnership with the Washington, DC Martin Luther
    King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, Inc. A limited number of
    hotel + dedication ticket packages are available and are on sale now at www.Washington.org/MLK
    and 1-877-2011MLK.

    Destination DC’s allocation of tickets are combined with two-night stays
    at one of 16 Washington, DC hotels. These exclusive bundles will be
    available until they are sold out. Tickets are non-transferable and
    non-refundable. Additionally, groups of 10 or more may request
    Dedication tickets until July 22 by visiting www.Washington.org/MLK
    or calling 1-877-2011MLK.

    “Thousands of people from across the country and around the world have
    been touched by the life and legacy of Dr. King. Destination DC is
    excited to present this unique opportunity to witness history,” said
    Elliott Ferguson, President and CEO of Destination DC. “To be able to
    offer Dedication Ceremony tickets paired with exceptional hotel rooms
    for the celebratory weekend creates a special visitor experience in the
    Nation’s Capital, a city with a unique and substantial connection to Dr.
    King.”

    Located on the Tidal Basin, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is the
    first on the National Mall to honor a non-president, and will be
    dedicated on August, 28, 2011, the 48th anniversary of the
    March on Washington and Dr. King’s stirring “I Have a Dream” speech. The
    occasion will be accompanied by four days of special events, Thursday,
    August 25-Sunday, August 28 including a family-friendly expo, “Partners
    in the Dream” at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center as well as
    inspirational concerts, a VIP gala and civil rights leaders luncheons.
    Complete details about Dedication Week events can be found at www.DedicateTheDream.org.

    The hotels offering two-night stays plus guaranteed admission to the
    official dedication ceremony include:

    Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters
    Capital Hilton
    Courtyard by Marriott Washington Capitol Hill Navy Yard
    Crowne Plaza Hotel Washington National Airport
    The Dupont Circle Hotel
    Embassy Row Hotel
    Four Points by Sheraton Washington D.C. Downtown
    The St. Gregory Hotel and Suites
    Hilton Washington
    Hilton Garden Inn Washington, DC/US Capitol
    The Normandy Hotel
    The Phoenix Park Hotel DC Capitol Hill
    Renaissance Dupont Circle Washington DC
    The St. Regis Washington, D.C.
    Washington Marriott
    Washington Marriott Wardman Park
     

    “The legacy of Dr. King’s message of nonviolent conflict resolution and
    equality is known the world over. We look forward to welcoming visitors
    to the city and to our website, Washington.org, as they plan future
    trips,” said Ferguson. “The Destination DC team is excited to assist
    visitors eager to share the significance of this historic new addition
    to our city on this extraordinary weekend, and surely for years and
    generations to come.”

    Destination
    DC
    is also creating a special brochure for the occasion. The
    “Official Washington DC Travel Information Guide for the Martin Luther
    King, Jr. Memorial” will highlight how to experience DC’s historic
    relationship with Dr. King and be distributed free to visitors for the
    rest of the year. The brochure includes information about famous DC
    landmarks associated with Dr. King. In addition, itineraries are
    included from Destination DC’s “Civil War to Civil Rights” marketing
    campaign, a four-year commemoration exploring DC’s powerful position in
    the Civil War and its unique role in the civil rights movement.

    About Destination DC: Destination DC, the lead
    destination marketing organization for the nation’s capital, is a
    private, non-profit membership organization of more than 850 businesses
    committed to marketing the area as a premier global convention, tourism
    and special events destination with a special emphasis on the arts,
    cultural and historic communities. Destinationdc.com.

    Contacts

    Destination DC
    Robin McClain, Director of Communications,
    202-789-7099
    Robin.McClain@DestinationDC.com
    or
    Kate
    Gibbs, Media Relations Manager, 202-789-7072
    Kate.Gibbs@DestinationDC.com

    Source: Destination DC