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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.

Housing Status Alert


Due to high demand, the availability of rooms within NAMIC’s block at the Gaylord National Resort is decreasing. At this time, there are still rooms available on some nights of the convention.

As additional options, we have arranged for rooms at two nearby hotels – the Hampton Inn and the aLoft Washington National Harbor. Both hotels are within 1 block of the Gaylord National just across from the front entrance.

  • Hampton Inn & Suites is located just across the street from the Gaylord National hotel, and offers a complimentary hot breakfast and free high speed internet access in every room. The room rate is $199.00 plus tax.

  • aLoft Washington National Harbor is one of the newest hotels in National Harbor. Perched along the Potomac River and steps from The Capital Wheel, the aLoft Washington National Harbor is close to food and fun, all airports, and 15 minutes from downtown Washington. It is a Starwood Hotel, and offers complimentary hotel wide internet. The room rate is $169.00 plus tax.

Upon registering with NAMIC, you will be provided information on how to make room reservations at the group rate with the hotels. If you cannot get a room at the Gaylord National Resort, we suggest you make a reservation at one of the overflow hotels, and let NAMIC know that you would like to be placed on the wait list, should rooms open up. Please let us know by contacting registrar@namic.org.

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 >>

Due to high registration, rooms may not be available at the Gaylord National Resort, along with several nearby hotels in National Harbor, over NAMIC’s Convention dates. Options for rooms include the Comfort Inn and Clarion Hotel in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The Comfort Inn offers shuttle service to the Gaylord National Convention Center. Attendees can request a copy of the shuttle schedule from the hotel upon check-in. Contact information for these hotels is as follows:

Comfort Inn
6363 Oxon Hill Rd, Oxon Hill, MD, US, 20745
Phone: (301) 839-0001

Clarion Hotel
6400 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD, US, 20745
Phone: (301) 749-9400

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.

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