Skip to main content

What's Up Magazine

Destination DC

Jul 29, 2011 06:57PM ● By Anonymous


(Washington, DC) … Destination DC, the official tourism and marketing office for the nation’s

capital, is now the exclusive source of hotel room-plus-dedication ticket packages for

the official dedication ceremony for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington,

DC on August 28. A limited number of hotel + dedication ticket packages are on sale at; 1-855-2011-MLK (655).


Destination DC became the sole source following a public lottery for individual tickets to the

official dedication ceremony for the first memorial to a non-president on the National Mall.

While thousands of people are delighted to have secured tickets, many others, owing to an

overwhelming public demand, will now require an alternative outlet for tickets granting public

access to the official viewing area on August 28, 2011.


Destination DC’s allocation of tickets in the official viewing area are combined with two-night

minimum stays at 16 select Washington, DC hotels. Exclusive room-plus-ticket bundles will be

available for individuals and groups (10 or more people) until they are sold out. Tickets are non-

transferable and non-refundable. Two night minimum required.


Group Reservations: Hotel room + guaranteed tickets: Groups (10 or more people)

should contact or call Morgan Maravich: 202-789-7056.



Individual Reservations: Individual hotel reservations + guaranteed tickets for

individuals (groups of nine or less). Please visit or call 1-855-

2011-MLK (655).



“Countless people from across the country and around the world have been touched by the life

and legacy of Dr. King. Destination DC is excited to present this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

to witness history,” said Elliott Ferguson, President and CEO of Destination DC. “To be able

to offer dedication ceremony tickets paired with exceptional hotel rooms for the celebratory

weekend creates a special visitor experience in the nation’s capital, a city with a unique and

substantial connection to Dr. King.”


Located on the Tidal Basin, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial is the first on the National Mall

to honor a non-president and will be dedicated on August, 28, 2011, the 48th anniversary of the

March on Washington and Dr. King’s stirring “I Have a Dream” speech. Tickets allow visitors

access to the official viewing areas but are not required to attend the dedication ceremony.

The occasion will be accompanied by four days of special events, Thursday, August 25-Sunday,

August 28 including a free family-friendly expo, “Partners in the Dream” at the Walter E.

Washington Convention Center as well as inspirational concerts, a VIP gala and luncheons

honoring civil rights leaders. Complete details about dedication week events can be found at


The hotels offering two-night minimum stays plus guaranteed admission to the official

dedication ceremony include:


Beacon Hotel and Corporate Quarters

Capital Hilton

Courtyard by Marriott Washington Capitol Hill Navy Yard

Crowne Plaza Hotel Washington National Airport

The Dupont Circle Hotel

Embassy Row Hotel

Four Points by Sheraton Washington D.C. Downtown

The St. Gregory Hotel and Suites

Hilton Washington

Hilton Garden Inn Washington, DC/US Capitol

The Normandy Hotel

The Phoenix Park Hotel DC Capitol Hill

Renaissance Dupont Circle Washington DC

The St. Regis Washington, D.C.

Washington Marriott

Washington Marriott Wardman Park


“The legacy of Dr. King’s message of nonviolent conflict resolution and equality is known the

world over. We look forward to welcoming visitors to Washington, DC and to our website, as they plan future trips,” said Ferguson. “The Destination DC team is excited

to assist visitors eager to share the significance of this historic new addition to our city on this

extraordinary weekend.”


# # #


About Destination DC:   Destination  DC,  the  lead  destination  marketing  organization  for  the


committed  to  marketing  the  area  as  a  premier  global  convention,  tourism  and  special

events  destination  with  a  special  emphasis  on  the  arts,  cultural  and  historic  communities.