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NAMIC Annual Convention - Where The Industry Comes Together, A NAMIC Event | September 21-24, 2013 | National Harbor, Md.

The Location


National Harbor, Md.

National Harbor, Md. encompasses 350 premium acres along the shimmering Potomac. It is home to more than 70 enticing shops and restaurants, along with several spectacular hotels with views of downtown D.C. and Old Town Alexandria. And it’s all just a 15-minute drive or water taxi ride from the heart of the nation’s capital.

Convention Hotel


Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront St.
National Harbor, MD 20745
301-965-4000
For a reservation

This spectacular hotel anchors the 350 acre National Harbor waterfront entertainment district, located eight miles south of Washington DC. The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center offers visitors to our nation's capital region everything they are looking for in a convention destination, vacation getaway or business trip. Discover a first-class destination with fun for everyone including fine dining and casual restaurants, unique shopping experiences, an indoor pool and 20,000 square foot spa and fitness center. And, for late-night excitement, an express elevator speeds you to the two-story rooftop Pose Ultra-Lounge. A spectacular 18-story glass atrium welcomes you with sweeping views of the Potomac River, Washington DC and Old Town Alexandria in the distance. Plus, with over 470,000 square feet of meeting space, the Gaylord National is DC's premier exhibition hall. Come and discover for yourself why Gaylord National is the crown jewel of the Washington region.

Dining Experiences
Old Hickory Steakhouse
Pienza Restaurant
National Pastime Sports Bar and Grill
Pose Rooftop Lounge
Belvedere Lobby Bar
Java Coast

Guest Rooms
1,886 total Guest Rooms
110 luxury suites
National Harbor hotel guest rooms offer a mini-fridge, coffee maker, and 2 bottled waters per day.
Bathrooms are beautifully appointed with granite countertops, dual-sinks, and marble floors.

Recreation, Relaxation and Entertainment
Fitness Center
Indoor pool and whirlpool
Relâche Spa & Salon –named one of the "Top 100 Spas of 2011" by Spas of America
½ Mile to National Harbor Marina
Numerous shops and restaurants in walking distance

Hotel Room Rate


The room rate at the Gaylord National Harbor is $219.00 single or double occupancy, with a daily resort fee of $15.00. The resort fee includes internet access, Fitness Center access, bottled water, daily newspaper and local/toll free phone calls.

NAMIC arranges a block of room intended for convention attendees and exhibitors to utilize. Before you can make room reservations, you must register with NAMIC for the convention. Upon registering with NAMIC, you will be provided information on how to make room reservations with the hotel. The room cutoff date is Aug. 26, 2014. While NAMIC works hard to secure a sufficient number of rooms, we cannot guarantee rooms will be available up to that date. Please reserve your room as early as possible to ensure accommodations.

ATTENTION: MEMBERS & PARTICIPANTS IN NAMIC’S ANNUAL CONVENTION

Occasionally, groups claiming to be a “Convention Housing Bureau” (or a similar name) have contacted registered and/or regular attendees of the NAMIC Annual Convention claiming the ability to secure room reservations at the official NAMIC hotel in September at a discounted rate. Please be aware that these companies are not authorized to represent NAMIC, and cannot secure rooms within the group room block. Unfortunately, this problem is becoming more prevalent among convention groups. If you are considering alternative housing arrangements for the Annual Convention, please keep in mind that there are benefits to booking your reservation through NAMIC including discounted rates, protected reservations, and the ability for NAMIC staff to assist you with a reservation should you experience a problem. Please alert NAMIC should you be contacted directly by a company in regards to making room reservations for the convention. Read More >>

Travel Information


Just minutes away from all three area airports, National Harbor is directly accessible via the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, the Capital Beltway, I-95, I-495 and I-295—with interchange and multi-lane fly-off ramps exiting exclusively into the community from Maryland, Virginia and D.C.

Recommended Airports and Transportation Options:

  • Ronald Reagan National Airport - DCA
    14 commercial airlines service Ronald Reagan National Airport. Located approximately 13 miles (20 minutes) from the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. The Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center does provide an airport shuttle service from DCA. The cost is $18 one way. If you would like to make a reservation, please call: (301) 965-2081. The Super Shuttle is also available for $19 each way. Visit www.supershuttle.com/ to make reservations. Estimated taxi fare is $25 each way.

  • Washington Dulles International Airport - IAD
    31 commercial airlines service Ronald Reagan National Airport. Located approximately 35 miles (36 minutes) from the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. The Super Shuttle is available for $44 each way. Visit www.supershuttle.com/ to make reservations. Estimated taxi fare is $70 each way.

  • Baltimore/Washington Internal Thurgood Marshall Airport – BWI
    27 commercial airlines service Baltimore/Washington Internal Thurgood Marshall Airport. Located approximately 36 miles (42 minutes) from the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. The Super Shuttle is available for $45 each way. Visit www.supershuttle.com/ to make reservations. Estimated taxi fare is $70 each way.

Driving Directions to the Gaylord National Harbor

No matter where you're driving from, it's easy to get to Gaylord National Harbor from area interstates, as well as multiple airports.

See below for directions, and be sure to print an Area Map for your journey.

From Washington, D.C.
Take I-295 South for approximately 5.5 miles. Take National Harbor Exit 1B. Turn right on Waterfront Street. The resort is on the right.

From Maryland
Merge onto I-495 / I-95 Capital Beltway – Inner Loop. The lanes will divide after you pass Exit 4. Make sure stay in the right lanes in order to follow the ‘Local Lanes’.Take National Harbor Exit 2A. Turn right on Waterfront Street. The resort is on the right.

From Virginia
Merge onto I-495 / I-95 Capital Beltway – Outer Loop. As you are approaching the Woodrow Wilson Bridge stay in the right hand lanes in order to take the ‘Local Lanes.’ Cross the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Take National Harbor Exit 2A. Turn right on Waterfront Street. The resort is on the right.

From Ronald Reagan National Airport - DCA
Follow signs to George Washing Parkway South to Alexandra. Veer right at the sign to Slaters Lane, make a right at traffic light. Follow signs to US Route 1 and merge onto US-1. Follow signs to I-95 North (Maryland). Veer right at signs toward I-95. Veer left toward I-95 and merge onto I-95 North / I-495 East (Capital Beltway). Cross Woodrow Wilson Bridge toward Maryland. Take exit 2A toward National Harbor. Turn right on Waterfront Street. The resort is on the right.

From Washington Dulles International Airport - IAD
Follow Airport Exit signs. Take VA-267 East toward Washington and follow signs to I-495 South toward Richmond/Alexandria. Take I-495 South (Capital Beltway - Outer Loop) toward Richmond/Alexandria. Continue on Capital Beltway, but merge with I-495 East/ I-95 North toward Baltimore. Stay to right, following signs for Local Traffic to National Harbor. Cross the Woodrow Wilson Bridge toward Maryland. Take Exit 2A toward National Harbor. Turn right on Waterfront Street. The resort is on the right.

From Baltimore/Washington Internal Thurgood Marshall Airport - BWI
Follow Airport Exit signs toward Washington DC. Take exit 2B for MD 295-South / Baltimore Washington Parkway toward Washington. Merge onto I-295-South toward Washington. Stay on I-295-South for about 35 miles. Take Exit 1B (the very last exit on I-295-South, past exit 1) toward National Harbor. Turn right on Waterfront Street. The resort is on the right.

Posted: Friday, March 14, 2008 12:00:00 AM. Modified: Thursday, March 13, 2014 11:18:56 AM.

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