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FEB 2018

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F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 8 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 47 and Washington, D.C., respectively. The modestly sized city has a remarkable 50-block downtown historic district filled with shops and restaurants, many in renovated historic structures; more than 2,200 hotel rooms countywide; and meet- ing space in the hotels as well as in a variety of unique venues. The Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center, one of Frederick County's primary meeting and lodging venues, offers 13,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and 155 guest rooms. The Weinberg Center for the Arts offers musical and theatrical performances and the 1,147-seat venue with stage is available for rent for meet- ing and event planners. Frederick is also home to Frederick Commu- nity College, which offers the 409-seat JBK Theater and a smaller black-box theater, both at the school's Arts Center. Frederick also touts Maryland's largest craft brewery, Flying Dog Brewery, and some great wineries. Montgomery County "Perfectly situated between three major airports – Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport, Ronald Reagan National Air- port and Washington Dulles International Airport – Montgomery County is composed of bustling urban districts, serene suburbs and a 93,000-acre agricultural reserve," said Kelly Groff, Visit Montgomery president and CEO. "Five must-see areas that offer a big-city vibe with small-town comforts include Rockville Town Center, Pike & Rose in North Bethesda, Downtown Silver Spring, Bethesda Row and Downtown Crown in Gaithersburg." Groff also noted that many hotel properties in Montgomery County have recently undergone major renovations and that non-traditional event venues, such as the Music Center at Strathmore, AMP by Strathmore, the Silver Spring Civic Building, Glen Echo Park, iPic Theaters and Pinstripes, all provide unique settings for special events or meetings. Montgomery County includes among its most prominent cities Rockville, Bethesda, Gaithers- burg and Germantown. The county's southeast border is just across from the northwest edge of the District of Columbia. The Red Line of the Washington Metro rail system connects much of the county to the nation's capital. There are more than 20 venues with 10,000 square feet or more of meeting space in Mont- gomery County. One new property coming in April is the 177-room Canopy by Hilton Washington DC Bethesda North in the Pike & Rose neigh- borhood. It will offer modest meeting space, including a 3,000-square-foot ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and a 4,000-square-foot outdoor terrace. Additionally, a new Home2 Suites is slated for a summer 2018 opening in Silver Spring. And a modest space for special events will be available following expansion of the Glenstone museum, scheduled for completion late 2018. The modern art museum will be one of the largest private mu- seums in the country when the expansion project is finished. Montgomery County Meeting Space • William F. Bolger Center: 70,000 square feet of meeting and event space; 431 guest rooms; 83-acre property with 43 acres of gardens ► M A R Y L A N D Annapolis/Anne Arundel County ................F3 Baltimore ....................................................E2 Frederick.................................................... D1 Garrett County ............................................A2 (Deep Creek Lake Area) Montgomery County ..................................E2 (Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Rockville, Silver Spring) Ocean City ................................................. H3 Prince George's County .............................E3 (College Park, National Harbor) 1 2 3 4 A B C D E F G H City Map Location AMP By Strathmore in Rockville Jim Saah H H

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