Great Locations make for Great Conferences.

Posted by Rebecca Ruddle - October 15, 2014

Corporate Conference in Washington D.C.

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Here at Heller Productions, we spend a lot of time thinking about location when planning events and conferences for our clients. Once the geographical location is nailed down, we work on finding the best restaurants and accommodations so that work also feels like a luxurious retreat!

We recently had the pleasure of planning a conference in Washington D.C for financial professionals coming from across Canada and the United States. We chose the stately J.W Marriott for the location of the conference and for the accommodations. The hotel is located just down the street from the White House allowing our guests to easily take in some of the amazing sites of the city! And who wouldn’t enjoy a view of the Washington Monument from their bedroom window?

Some of the most important business at conferences takes place over great meals and we take our food very seriously! We have great relationships with many of the top chefs in North America and we always make sure we find the best in every city we visit!

In Washington, we had spectacular meals in two quintessential D.C restaurants. The Hamilton is a combination of restaurant and music hall. The food and service was excellent, the decor was beautiful and the place had a wonderful atmosphere reminding one of the elegance of the past. The next night, it was off to the Occidental Grill and Seafood in the heart of the historic district. The chef makes sure that everything served has been locally sourced from all natural beef from the Roseda Farm in Maryland to the biodynamic produce from the Whipple Farm in Virginia. The walls inside are lined with autographed photos of famous patrons like Amelia Earhart and Franklin D. Roosevelt. Over 100 years old, the restaurant has been at the heart of much history and has most certainly been witness to many fascinating conversations! It’s a true Washington institution and a special place to bring out of towners.