Certified Executive Meeting Center at the
The DoubleTree Hotel, Rockville, Maryland
|Rockville, MD - May 5, 2000 - The DoubleTree
Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, Rockville’s newly constructed 10,000
square foot Executive Meeting Center, celebrated its grand opening Tuesday,
May 2. Local figures that spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony include
the Honorable Rose Krasnow, Mayor, City of Rockville; David Edgerley, Director
of the Montgomery County Department of Economic Development and Lawrence
E. Cunnick, President, BIOCON, Inc., a Rockville-based research laboratory.
Ed Proenza, General Manager of the DoubleTree Hotel and Executive Meeting
Center served as emcee for the event, which also included remarks from
Carroll Warfield, Executive Vice President of Operations, Thayer Lodging
and Ben Fusco, Regional Vice President, Hilton Hotels.
The opening ceremonies included tours of the facility by the DoubleTree
staff and product demonstrations from Core Communications and Presentation
Services. Core is responsible for providing the Executive Meeting Center’s
conference rooms with high-speed data communication. Presentation Services,
provides the Center with top-quality audiovisual and staging support through
light, sound, video and data projection. Following the tours, attendees
were served an extensive lunch buffet in the hotel’s new Atrium Dining
The Executive Meeting Center was designed with the input of local companies and government agencies including Hughes Network Systems, U.S. Pharmacopia, IBM, The National Cancer Institute and The National Institutes of Health.
Furthermore, the Center has received valuable support from the county and city. The Greater Rockville Partnership, a non-profit economic development corporation charged with facilitating the growth of Rockville’s economy in the twenty-first century, has been actively promoting the Executive Meeting Center to the business community.
“The community was very supportive as we built the new center,” said
Rick Southard, Director of Marketing. “County Executive Duncan and Mayor
Krasnow have been valuable partners and serve as examples of how the private
and public sectors can work together to help businesses like ours succeed.”
Other DoubleTree Hotels with Executive Meeting Centers are located in, Skokie, Illinois and Somerset, New Jersey. DoubleTree Hotels is a subsidiary of Hilton Hotels.
Kevin F. Heilbronner, Enten & Associates
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|DoubleTree Hotel Rockville Creating Executive Meeting Center of the Future; Meeting Standards of IACC / Dec 1999|
|Thayer Lodging Group Obtains $327 Million Loan from Capital America / Nov 1998|