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Distinguished Partner of the Year, Best of the Best Conference Center

Leesburg, Virginia, June 2018 … The National Conference Center, the award-winning property in Leesburg, Virginia, recently won the “Distinguished Partner of the Year Award” presented by Visit Loudoun, the destination marketing organization for Loudoun County, Virginia, and the “Best of the Best Reader’s Choice Award for Brilliant Places for Conference Centers”, also known as the Smart Stars award from Smart Meetings magazine.

Distinguished Partner of the Year Award
The National Conference Center received the Distinguished Partner of the Year award during the Visit Loudoun Tourism Awards Gala, which showcased the work, service, creativity, and contributions of individuals and organizations as they relate to advancing tourism. This year’s event was attended by a record crowd of 300 and netted commitments for more than $5,000 to support scholarships to nurture promising hospitality talent. The program also drew a record number of nominations for awards that recognize those who push innovation and growth of the tourism industry, as well as those who serve on the front lines and provide lasting first-impressions of Loudoun during interaction with visitors.

“My team and I are honored to receive this prestigious award and are proud to be in such good company with phenomenal hospitality entities that serve our community and industry,” said Geoff Lawson, Vice President and General Manager of The National Conference Center. “We are proud to be associated with the successful marketing arm of Visit Loudoun,” he continued.

The award-winning National Conference Center is a committed community leader, creating successful learning and development meetings, with a team of professionals from the Virginia and nearby communities. The National is the largest conference center in Virginia with 265,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space and is the largest hospitality employer in Loudoun County.

Best of the Best Reader’s Choice Award for Brilliant Places for Conference Centers

Ranked against hundreds of their exceptional peers, The National was hand selected by the Smart Meetings audience of meeting professionals. Since its inception, the Best of the Best Smart Stars Awards have gained prominence as an essential tool for today’s meeting planner community and a valuable resource for those who need recommendations of leading venues and destinations. These remarkable hospitality entities continue to reflect the highest standards of excellence in service, amenities and customer satisfaction.

“I’m truly honored to acknowledge and celebrate these spectacular brands that continue to serve our community with unwavering excellence and dedication to their crafts,” said Marin Bright, Smart Meetings founder and CEO.

For more information about The National Conference Center’s awards and resources, click here.

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Left to Right: Paul Cerula, Chair, Visit Loudoun Board of Directors; Chuck Ocheltree, Chief Marketing Officer, The National Conference Center; Beth Erickson, Executive Director, Visit Loudoun
Photo Credit: Stephanie Leigh Photography

About The National Conference Center

Located on its own 65-acre campus in Northern Virginia, 12 miles from Dulles International Airport and 35 miles from Washington D.C., The National Conference Center is one of the largest and most comprehensive learning and training facilities in the nation.  Referred to as “the cathedral of learning,” the 1 million square foot complex offers 917 guest rooms and 265,000 square feet of meeting and group function space.  The National is on the U.S. Government GSA schedule and recently received the coveted “Hotel of the Year of the Year” award from the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging and Travel Association. @TheNationalNoVa  Facebook  LinkedIn

The National Conference Center complex includes the West Belmont Place Event Center, a catering complex that includes Northern Virginia’s largest ballroom (16,552 square feet).  The hub for Loudoun County and surrounding area social and special events, West Belmont Place was named “Best Venue” by the International Special Events Society. @WestBelmont Facebook  Instagram

The National Conference Center is owned by NCC PS Enterprises LLC, a venture between PCCP LLC and Stoneleigh Capital LLC, which retained LaKota Hotels & Resorts to oversee all aspects of the day-to-day operations.

Contact: Denise Benoit / 703-919-1589

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