Go Big, Go National:
Open House Celebration
West Belmont Place at The National Conference Center opened its doors to about 300 people of diverse professional backgrounds. These included meeting planners, event planners, government officials, bride and grooms, and even our neighbors here in Leesburg. The Open House Celebration occurred on June 24th 2015 and displayed all of the phase one renovations and truly captured the high energy we have under new management.
The evening began with registration in our pre-function area in front of the largest ballroom in Northern Virginia. After registration, guests were encouraged to enjoy crab cakes, shrimp and grits and our wine pairing in the ballroom. Our experienced Sales Managers and Conference Planning Managers conducted tours of the facility and highlighted all of the renovated areas.
First stop on the tour was our Fitness Room and Yoga Studio. This room includes all new equipment from the free weights to the treadmills and even the matted flooring! Many of our military guests appreciate this well needed improvement. The Yoga Studio is a new addition that was designed with relaxation in mind. We have a 70” TV with a touch screen menu that allows you to select the yoga workout you would like to do. Our Yoga Studio can also be reserved for groups ahead of time to promote team building.
The National Gathering Place, otherwise referred to as The Fire Pit, was the next stop on the tour. Our guests mingled with our executive staff members while enjoying Bison Sliders and a local beer pairing. The Fire Pit is always the place to be! Twice a week we offer an outdoor bar service for our guests. Also, our current Fire Pit is such a success that we are adding two more, which can be reserved for private functions.
Once inside of the North building, guests took a look at our new and improved Black Olive Bar. The before and after photos of the Black Olive are dramatic, but it was a well needed improvement. Also, as an added extension of the Black Olive, we created The National Secret, where we offered local wine and cheese. This is a quiet room designed for our guests in mind. It can be used as a private reception room.
After The National Secret our guests had the opportunity to overlook our newly renovated 800 seat Dining Room on their way for coffee and cake at LavAzza. The improvements to the Dining Room include new food stations such as the salad bar with pre-made to-go salads for convenience. LavAzza Coffee was created to provide our guests with an option of ordering specialty drink such as cappuccino’s, latte’s and more! Both The Dining Room and LavAzza can be found in our orange section of the North Building.
The sample sleeping rooms were the next stop on the tour. These 15 rooms will be the direction The National would like to go depending on the feedback we receive from our guests. Our senior interior designer went with a modern sleek look for these rooms.
The tour ended with access to West Belmont Place Event Center’s Design Room located in our West Building. This room is perfect for showcasing our weddings market. Please take a look at our photo album of the Go Big, Go National: Open House Celebration Event. You may even find a photo of you. Also, don’t forget to connect with us on social media with the links at the bottom left of the page. Tell us how you liked our Open House Celebration!