Rockville, MD Meeting Planning Overview
The city of Rockville, Maryland occupies 13 square miles of the Washington DC metropolitan area. Being not only an upscale retail hub, the Interstate 270 corridor along which the community is built is home to several government institutions, software and biotechnology companies. Convening in Rockville meeting venues means that attendees will be equidistant from three major airports and in a location that offers significant value due to its proximity to Washington DC while in a suburban setting.
Rockville is bounded by the neighboring Montgomery County communities of Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Silver Spring, Chevy Chase and Germantown. Maryland's Route 355, also known as "Rockville Pike" is the major transportation artery of the area, linking the city to Washington DC. Amtrak serves Rockville directly and most hotels offer shuttle service to the nearest metro rail station if not already directly accessible to one. Town Square is bustling year-round with special events and the Red Line of the Metro rail transports visitors and in and out of the city on a regular basis.
Given the surrounding Jewish and Hispanic communities that make up Potomac, Maryland (an extension of Rockville), many hotel packages have been created for social celebrations such as bar and bat mitzvahs, quinceaneras and weddings.
Hotel venues in Rockville include the 155-room Sheraton Rockville Hotel (4,000 square feet of meeting space), the 315-room Hilton Washington DC/Rockville (20,000 square feet of meeting space) and the 150-room Crown Plaza Rockville (15,000 square feet of meeting space). The Legacy Hotel opened in Rockville in 2009 and is the first boutique hotel to sprout up in the area. The contemporary setting and modern interior spices up its 9,000 square feet of event space.
Rockville Town Center, the newest municipal development, was constructed in 2007. The square is a pedestrian-oriented shopping and dining district with a friendly streetscape and community feel. Groups can stroll the red brick sidewalk and dine from a collection of ethnically diverse restaurants. Outdoor enthusiasts might seek out Glen Echo Park, the C&O Canal trail or Beall-Dawson Park. Business and transient travelers alike will enjoy the well conditioned grounds that make up Needwood Golf Course, the perfect way to unwind after a week of meetings or sightseeing.
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