Rebel Wanderer: Washington, DC

Today we’re in Washington, DC at the PMPI MACE conference. We wanted to talk about a few of our favorite venues and activities in the Capital.

Omni Shoreham HotelOmni Shoreham Hotel

Today’s conference is hosted, for the second year, by the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Built in 1930 by local construction company owner Harry Bralove, the building was designed by Waddy Butler Wood. The hotel has also been an entertainment venue, having been the home of Mark Russell and The Capitol Steps. Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington DC is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Shoreham has hosted Inaugural balls, The Beatles, and even has it’s own resident ghost!

The Newseum

Newseum_5The Newseum is an interactive museum of news and journalism located at 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. The seven-level, 250,000-square-foot (23,000 m2) museum features 15 theaters and 15 galleries. The Newseum’s Berlin Wall Gallery includes the largest display of sections of the Berlin Wall outside of Germany. The Today’s Front Pages Gallery presents daily front pages from more than 80 international newspapers. Other galleries present topics including news history, the September 11 attacks, the First Amendment, world press freedom and the history of the Internet, TV and radio. The Newseum has hosted premiere events in DC. You can utilize the space in the Knight Conference Center, Newseum and Galleries, private dining and Capitol Terrace, or the Broadcast Studios!

Penn Social

pennsocial-dc1One of our favorite spaces in DC is the basement at Penn Social in Penn Quarter. Penn Social is a lively bar and converted comedy club. With wide open spaces and fun games like skeeball, table shuffleboard, and air hockey, it’s the perfect space for a fun corporate party or networking happy hour. Every day of the week we have different events and activities so you can be entertained while you enjoy a frosty beverage or delicious bite to eat.  If you are looking for a big screen to show your presentation, they have a 22 foot movie screen, and nine 10 foot screens to ensure you won’t miss any action. Tired of playing games? They feature live DJ’s during Late Nights at Penn Social (Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays) that keep the dance floor shaking all night long.

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