Association of US Army Signs First Contract for Washington Marriott Marquis

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    On May 3, J.W. Marriott, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Marriott International, Inc. and General Gordon R. Sullivan, Ret., US ARMY, Association of the United States Army (AUSA) were joined by city representatives, to sign the first convention contract for the Washington Marriott Marquis which opens spring 2014. AUSA has been meeting in Washington, DC for more than 50 years and has been utilizing the Walter E. Convention Center since 2003. “Our newly opened Washington Marriott Marquis’ sales office is thrilled that the AUSA is our first group to book the hotel for such an important meeting,” said Bill Wallace, director of marketing, Washington Marriott Marquis. The Washington Marriott Marquis will bring an additional 1,175 guest rooms and 100,000 sq ft of superior meeting space to Washington, DC and will create approximately 1,600 construction jobs, and when the hotel opens will offer more than 1,000 jobs to District residents in the hospitality industry.

    Seated left to right: General Gordon R. Sullivan, Ret., President and COO, AUSA; J.W. Marriott, Jr. Chairman and CEO, Marriott International, Inc. Second row left to right: Bill Wallace, Director of Marketing, Washington Marriott Marquis; Gregory A. O’Dell, President and CEO, Washington Convention and Sports Authority; Michael Scanlan, Director Industry Affairs, Association of the United States Army; Elliott Ferguson, President and CEO, Destination DC.

    Daniel Fountain / 14.06.2011

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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