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GOING PLACES The Washington, D.C., area has a diversity of neighborhoods - from urban communities bustling with activity to family-friendly suburbs to quiet rural areas with lots of green spaces - making the city and its surrounding towns ideal for meetings of all sizes. SUPERB SUBURBS ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA Within eyesight of Washington, D.C., on the Potomac River waterfront, Alexandria's storied setting belies a cosmopolitan scene - a haven for foodies, boutique-seekers, and art and history lovers. Walkable and with a free hybrid trolley, countless hidden gems are tucked into unforgettable main street landscapes. THE SETTING SHERATON SUITES OLD TOWN ALEXANDRIA Sheraton Suites Old Town Alexandria welcomes you to an oasis of comfort in the heart of quaint Old Town Alexandria. Its spacious Alexandria All Suites Hotel, featuring a separate living room and spectacular cityscape views, offers you extra room to relax and unwind. Plus, the prime location of our hotel in Alexandria places you just moments from all the great things to do in Alexandria and Washington, D.C. WHERE TO STAY VERMILION Vermilion offers deceptively simple modern American cooking in the heart of Old Town, Alexandria. From Chef William Morris' regional cuisine using local, farm-raised products whenever possible to the warmth of its ambiance and the gracious hospitality its staff brings to the table, Vermilion serves as an ideal location for a casual weekday dinner, a special occasion destination, or simply a great gathering place for drinks. WHERE TO EAT ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA Arlington offers a unique combination of national history, local culture and unexpected fun. From treasured attractions to a stunning skyline and lively urban villages, Arlington truly has something for everyone. And once your attendees have taken care of business, they can take advantage of first-class shopping, diverse dining and an incredible arts and entertainment scene. THE WESTIN ARLINGTON GATEWAY The Westin Arlington Gateway is located in the vibrant Ballston area of Arlington, two blocks from the Ballston Metro Station, providing direct access to Washington, D.C. This hotel in Arlington is minutes away from Smithsonian Museums, The White House, the Kettler Iceplex, and all that Arlington and Washington, D.C., have to offer. At Westin, discover endless possibilities to help reach your potential. TALLULA Each night, the kitchen at Tallula creates a seamless culinary adventure based on the finest seasonal, farmdriven ingredients against a backdrop of nearly 400 unique wines, 60 of which are available by the glass. Comfortable, smart, unpretentious and fun, Tallula is a neighborhood gem to visit time and again. 9

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Government Connections - Summer 2014

President’s Letter
Editor’s Letter
Going Places
Get Your Green On
2014 SGMP NEC & Expo Highlights
Conference Connection
Plan Green
Technology for the Meeting Traveler on the Go
Supplier Strategy
Technology Trends
CGMP Corner
National Updates
SGMP Nation
Advertisers’ Index

Government Connections - Summer 2014