Archive for August, 2011

MLK Foundation Announces Changes to the Dedication Weekend Plans

August 26, 2011

We’ve had an exciting week in Washington DC – experiencing our first earthquake in over 100 years and awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Irene.

With all this in mind, the MLK Foundation along with the National Park Service, FEMA, and the DC mayor’s office have arrived at the very difficult conclusion that the weather conditions for the MLK Dedication weekend could pose a severe threat to the safety of the general public. Mr. Harry Johnson, Sr. President and CEO of the Foundation announced that “it is with a heavy heart and enormous disappointment that we announce that, in the interest of public safety, we are forced to change our plans.”

All scheduled events for Friday will continue as planned including the Partners In the Dream MLK Store and the Women Who Dare to Dream Luncheon, both being held at the Washington Convention Center. The last official event of the Dedication Week will be the National Prayer Service that will be held on Saturday at the Basilica on the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Please note that the Prayer Service was moved to the National Shrine from the National Cathedral.

The National Park Service will open the Memorial to the public on Saturday from 7:00 am until 12:00 noon, weather permitting.

The official dedication that was to be held on Sunday will be postponed to a later date in the fall.  An official announcement will be made by the MLK Foundation once a date has been confirmed. For more information, please visit


Supporting the MLK Memorial Foundation

August 18, 2011

In support of the Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation, the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel is donating 10% of room revenue to the MLK Foundation for rooms booked from August 18, 2011  through the end of the year.

The MLK Memorial Foundation will dedicate the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial in West Potomac Park along the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, August 28, 2011. For more information regarding the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial and the Memorial Foundation, visit the website:

If you would like to attend the special ticketed ceremony, the Hamilton Crowne Plaza has a limited number of reserved tickets available for guests staying at the hotel.

The donation will be made based on the room rate reserved and booked directly through the hotel’s website using rate code ID 100289014 for stays now through December 31, 2011.

The Place to Meet

August 4, 2011
Hamilton Crowne Plaza Meeting Room

Hamilton Crowne Plaza Meeting Room

At the Hamilton Crowne Plaza in Washington DC, we know you are busy with your day-to-day work activities and sometimes planning your company’s meetings and events can add unnecessary stress to your day. This is why we have an entire team dedicated to planning the specifics of your meeting, so you don’t have to. With a dedicated Crowne Meetings Director, an award winning Meetings and Events Staff, the latest in conference technology, and a perfect location in the heart of Washington DC, your next meeting is sure to be a great success.

Our team has put together the Perfect Meeting Solution Package  to provide the value and quality you need for a successful event.  – both for your attendees and your budget. This special package includes the Presidential Break Package offering early morning continental, a mid-morning refresh break, and an afternoon break; our standard audio/visual package including 1 screen, LCD projector and cart, 1 flipchart with markers, pens and notepads; and ice water and candy. The package also includes complimentary wireless internet and room rental for one meeting room.

In addition, we are providing a pick-your-perk incentive that allows you to select which extra benefit will add the most value to your meeting. You can choose between  complimentary meeting room internet, 50% off room rental, or a complimentary early morning break. As an added bonus, we are offering 500 Priority Club Meeting Rewards Points for every $1,000 of food and beverage spending during your event.

To reserve your dates and start planning your next event simply call us directly at 202-218-7515 or send your RFP to

We look forward to working with you.

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