07/22/2014

Winter Wedding Inspiration – Tips for Planning a Winter Wedding!

Considering a wedding during the winter months? Check out these tips for planning a winter wedding.

Tips for planning a Winter Wedding

Congratulations on your recent engagement. If you’re getting ready to plan your big day, take a look at our favorite tips for planning a winter wedding.

Planning a winter wedding? You may want to keep these tips in mind:

Color choices: Be cautious of your color choices. Keep in mind that your winter wedding may be close to a holiday. You may want to stay away from certain color pairings.

Make sure your guests are comfortable: If planning a wedding during the cold months of winter, you may want to offer your guests warm apple cider or hot cocoa upon arrival or hand out complimentary scarves for an extra layer.

Add winter touches to your menu: You can incorporate winter touches such as squash, pumpkin or eggnog. If looking for winter cake inspiration, consider adding snowflakes to an all-white cake.

If you are planning a wedding in the Washington, DC/Rockville area, we invite you to check out our wedding venues at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. We offer 20,000 total square feet of event space and various venues to fit your specific needs.

07/15/2014

Searching for Summer Festivals in Washington, DC? Check out DC Beer Week!

Celebrate good beer in the National Capital Region at this summer festival in Washington, DC!

Summer Festivals in Washington DC

DC Beer Week 2014 is almost here! Plan your stay with us at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center and experience the various DC beer events and seminars taking place August 17-24, 2014. The summer festival in Washington, DC is one of our top picks this year!

The 6th Annual DC Beer Week celebrates good beer at hundreds of venues in the National Capital Region. Each year, the summer event in DC grows larger with more than 180 separate events taking place throughout the week. Enjoy everything from panel discussions to a beer dinner cruise on the Potomac River and more!

Visit the DC Beer Week website to learn more about the events and begin planning your trip today! The Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is conveniently located steps from the Metro line. Enjoy an easy travel into Washington, DC and experience the summer festival this August!

07/08/2014

The dates for Restaurant Week in Washington, DC have been announced!

Wondering what the dates are for Restaurant Week in Washington, DC? Check here!

Dates for Restaurant Week in Washington DC

Metropolitan Washington Restaurant Week, brought to you by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), wants you to “wine and dine like it’s your job.” Check out the dates for Restaurant Week in Washington, DC and plan your stay today.

Metropolitan Washington Summer Restaurant Week
August 11-17, 2014
Lunch: $20.14, Dinner: $35.14

Plan your stay with us today at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center and experience three-course meals over 7 delicious days of dining out in and around the Washington, DC area.

Visitors can enjoy a range of food options from American to Comfort Food to Italian or French! Experience the very best restaurants in our Washington, DC area at a discounted rate and begin planning your visit today.

The Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is conveniently located just steps from the Metro line to ensure a quick travel to your restaurant of choice. We invite you to book your stay with us for the highly anticipated DC food event this summer.

07/01/2014

Love Baseball? Check out the Washington Nationals home schedule!

Attend a game on the Washington Nationals home schedule this summer.

Since we’re located just steps away the Metro line into Washington, DC, it’s always exciting to let our guests know about the many great events and activities taking place in Washington, DC. One of our favorite summer destinations is a day trip to Nationals Park to cheer on the home team. Check out the Washington Nationals home schedule and plan a visit this summer.

Upcoming games on the 2014 Washington Nationals home schedule include:

Nationals vs. Cubs:

Washington Nationals Home Schedule

Friday, July 4 at 11:05am
Saturday, July 5 at 4:05pm
Sunday, July 6 at 1:35pm

Nationals vs. Orioles:

Monday, July 7 at 7:05pm
Tuesday, July 8 at 7:05pm

Nationals vs. Brewers:

Friday, July 18 at 7:05pm
Saturday, July 19 at 7:05pm
Sunday, July 20 at 1:35pm

Nationals vs. Phillies:

Thursday, July 31 at 7:05pm
Friday, August 1 at 7:05pm
Saturday, August 2 at 7:05pm

Visit the Washington Nationals website to view the full schedule. If interested in attending a Washington Nationals home game this season, we invite you to book your trip with us at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. We hope to see you soon.

06/24/2014

Brew at the Zoo - Check out this Beer Festival in Washington, DC!

Drink beer and save wildlife at Brew at the Zoo, a beer festival in Washington, DC.

Beer Festivals in Washington DC

Looking for summer events in Washington, DC? The National Zoo invites you to raise your glass to conservation at Brew at the Zoo, an annual beer festival in Washington, DC! Plan your stay at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center and enjoy the exciting beer festival in Washington, DC.

Brew at the Zoo
Thursday, July 17, 2014
6-9pm
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Tickets are on sale now.

Visitors can sample beers from more than 60 craft breweries, as well as enjoy live entertainment from Sly 45. There will be lawn games, animal demonstrations, food trucks and Trolley Pub rides! Come out and support the Smithsonian National Zoo at the fun-filled beer festival in Washington, DC. Click here for ticket information and more important details regarding the DC beer event.

Plan your stay at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center and enjoy our convenient location to the Metro line. Visit our website to learn more.

06/17/2014

Check out the line-up for Screen on the Green & Enjoy a Free Outdoor Movie in Washington, DC!

Outdoor Movies return to the National Mall in Washington, DC for its 16th year!

Outdoor Movies in Washington DC

Screen on the Green is a free summer movie series in Washington, DC that pays tribute to classic films. Each movie, shown on a giant 20’ by 40’ screen between 7th and 12th streets on the National Mall, attracts thousands of Washingtonians and tourists and is one of the largest community events in the District of Columbia.

Friends of Screen on the Green, along with HBO and Comcast, has announced the 2014 summer line-up for the free outdoor movie festival at the National Mall in Washington, DC. View the schedule below and enjoy an outdoor movie in Washington, DC this summer!

The free outdoor event in Washington, DC will feature a different movie on Monday evenings, beginning July 21 through August 11, 2014. Gather your family and your blankets and head to the National Mall to enjoy:

The Karate Kid (1984) on July 21, 2014
Lover Come Back (1961) on July 28, 2014
Key Largo (1948) on August 4, 2014
A Soldier’s Story (1984) on August 11, 2014

Interested in enjoying one or more of the outdoor movies in Washington, DC this summer? Plan your stay with us! The Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center is located steps from the Metro line to ensure a convenient travel to and from the event. Visit our website to learn more.

06/10/2014

Celebrate Fourth of July at the National Independence Day Parade in Washington DC!

Plan your stay now for the Fourth of July Parade in Washington, DC.

Fourth of July Parade in Washington DC

There are many ways to celebrate Fourth of July weekend in Washington, DC but if you will be in our area the morning of July 4th, you won’t want to miss the Fourth of July Parade in Washington, DC, Washington’s biggest parade.

The National Independence Day Parade on Constitution Avenue and 7th Street is set to take off July 4th, 014 at 11:45am, an annual tradition that attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators. The Fourth of July parade in Washington, DC will feature invited bands, floats, military and specialty units, drill teams, celebrity participants and more. Representation from all 50 states is always the annual goal of the parade National Selection Committee.

The additional Fourth of July events in Washington, DC include the Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the Mall, the PBS Concert at the Capitol Building featuring the National Symphony Orchestra and one of the country’s largest Fourth of July fireworks displays. Celebrate the holiday weekend in Washington, DC! Click here to learn more about the July 4th Parade in Washington, DC.

We invite you and your family to book your stay with us at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. We are conveniently located just steps from the Metro line and just a short ride away from the Fourth of July Parade in Washington, DC.

06/03/2014

Wedding Planning Checklist – Important Things to Know before the Big Day!

A Wedding Planning Checklist before you say “I Do.”

Wedding Planning Checklist

So, you’re getting married and not sure where to begin? We’ve compiled a list of our favorite wedding planning tips and suggestions from Here Comes the Guide to bring you an easy to follow wedding planning checklist. Don’t forget to check out these great tips on Here Comes the Guide for your big day to ensure you enjoy the wedding of your dreams.

Wedding Planning Checklist:

First things first, make your budget and finalize your guest list. With 10-12 months left until the big day, you’ll want to make sure you have a very strict budget in place, as well as a final tally for your number of guests. It is important to get these two things out of the way before you begin finding a venue and dress. Then, once you set the date, you can begin your hunt for the perfect wedding venue that can easily accommodate your number of attendees.

With 6-9 months to go, you’ll want to decide on floral arrangements, choose your wedding cake and hire your entertainment for the evening. This is also a good time to begin your gift registry, arrange hotel room blocks for your out-of-town guests and shop for the perfect bridesmaid/flower girl dresses.

3-5 months left to go! By now, you should have booked your rehearsal and dinner location, order your wedding favors, schedule your makeup & hair trial, shop for your wedding rings and get those honeymoon plans in order!

When you are only a few weeks away, it’s crunch time. Make sure your invitations are mailed, touch base with all of your vendors, begin your dress fittings and start researching marriage license requirements and name-change paperwork. And, of course, you’ll want to have your final dress fitting.

A week before the big day, you’ll want to make sure you’ve picked up your gown, arranged the seating seat and place cards, give your caterer/venue the final guest count and start packing for your honeymoon.

The day before your wedding, make sure you figure out all tips and final payments for the vendors. Put them in individually marked envelopes and hand them over to someone in your bridal party. The last thing you want to worry about is money! Give out your wedding party gifts at the rehearsal dinner and make sure to get to bed early, tomorrow is the big day!

We hope you enjoyed our wedding planning checklist and found these tips helpful for your wedding day. If planning a wedding in the Washington DC/Rockville area, we invite you to visit our wedding and event venue at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness!

05/27/2014

Over 125 performances for DC Jazz Festival 2014!

Don't Miss the DC Jazz Festival, the largest festival in Washington, DC.

DC Jazz Festival 2014

With more than 125 performances taking place in various venues across the city, the DC Jazz Festival is considered the largest festival in Washington, DC. Plan your stay today for the highly anticipated event this June!

The 10th Anniversary DC Jazz Festival is taking place June 24-29, 2014 and features events such as:

Click each link above for important details regarding the events for DC Jazz Festival 2014 and begin planning your visit today.

If looking for hotels near the DC Jazz Festival 2014, we invite you to book your stay with us at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center. Our convenient location near the DC Metro allows easy access into the city. Unwind in our comfortable accommodations after the DC festival and enjoy all of our modern amenities. Visit our website to learn more and reserve your stay with us today!

05/20/2014

Things to do on Father’s Day in Washington, DC!

Celebrate Dad! Plan a Father’s Day trip in Washington DC.

Things to do on Father's Day in Washington DC

Looking for things to do on Father’s Day in Washington, DC? Give Dad the day off and enjoy a laid-back Father’s Day getaway in Washington, DC. When you plan a trip with us at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, you can enjoy our convenient location just steps from the Metro line to ensure a quick and easy travel into the city.

Check out our favorite things to do on Father’s Day in Washington, DC:

Father’s Day Weekend at Mount Vernon: Celebrate Father’s Day at Mount Vernon on June 14th-June 15th, 8:00am-5:00pm. “General Washington” will greet visitors and pose for photos throughout Father’s Day weekend. Learn more about the event in Washington, DC by visiting the Mount Vernon website.

Odyssey Washington Father’s Day Brunch & Dinner Cruises: Treat Dad to relaxed sophistication aboard a Father’s Day cruise in Washington, DC. Each Father will receive a complimentary premium drink ticket on Odyssey DC’s Father’s Day Cruises.

Book our Family Fun Hotel Package in Rockville and enjoy great savings for the whole family. Our Rockville hotel deal includes breakfast for four and free high-speed Internet access. Learn more on our website.

Treat Dad to a memorable Father’s Day getaway and enjoy our top things to do on Father’s Day in Washington, DC. We hope to see you at the Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center this June!