Washington, D.C. is everything you imagine – a city replete with powerful monuments and memorials, world-famous museums, and fascinating historic buildings. It’s also a few things you may not have imagined – America’s #1 food city of 2016, celebrated by both Zagat and Bon Appétit, a thriving artist community home to nearly one hundred theaters and even more art galleries, and a hideaway dotted with mountains, waterways, and all of the activities that Mother Nature affords.

In D.C. and the surrounding areas of Virginia and Maryland, the opportunities for a truly personalized experience are countless. Whether you spend the day shopping at luxury boutiques, dining at world-class restaurants, exploring the Monuments, or zip lining through a forest, Washington, D.C. is your adventure-ready destination.

Let the creative, dedicated, and knowledgeable AlliedPRA Washington, D.C. team design a seamless experience for your guests that will leave them with lasting memories for years to come.

Destinations we serve: Washington, D.C., National Harbor, Annapolis, Baltimore, Virginia Wine Country, Charlottesville, Richmond

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Joe Cestare, General Manager

Joe brings over 25 years of hospitality leadership to AlliedPRA and the Washington, DC market.  His diverse experience includes senior level positions in hotel operations, food and beverage, conference services and strategic account management.  Joe’s customer-centric approach and passion to serve will be on full display as he leads AlliedPRA’s Washington, DC team.  Joe can be seen outside of work enjoying the great culture and dining experiences that the DC area has to offer – as well as being a soccer and swimming dad.

Joe brings over 25 years of hospitality leadership to AlliedPRA and the Washington, DC market.  His diverse experience includes senior level positions in hotel operations, food and beverage, conference services and strategic account management.  Joe’s customer-centric approach and passion to serve will be on full display as he leads AlliedPRA’s Washington, DC team.  Joe can be seen outside of work enjoying the great culture and dining experiences that the DC area has to offer – as well as being a soccer and swimming dad.

Get in touch: Joe Cestare


Top things to do

A Stones Throw Out of D.C.

Stone Tower Winery offers a one-of-a-kind setting for an unforgettable vineyard experience. The winery provides the perfect balance of rustic charm and sophisticated elegance, with magnificent views of the rolling hills. Sprawling over 55 acres of beautiful Virginia landscape, Stone Tower Winery produces 12 luxurious wines

Experience the Kennedy Center

Live theatrical productions at the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts are entertainment at its finest. Purchase tickets in advance for performances ranging from musicals to concerts by the National Symphony, or see a free show at the Millennium Stage.

Explore Mount Vernon

Explore the state-of-the-art galleries and theaters, visit the 500-acre estate of George Washington and his family, and tour the 14-room mansion that is beautifully restored and furnished with original objects dating back to the 1740s. The Mount Vernon Estate is located in Northern Virginia, just minutes from Washington, DC.

Hike the Hills of Great Falls Park

Take a picnic and enjoy spectacular views of the Potomac River at this 800 acre park, located just 14 miles from Washington DC. Great Falls offers a variety of activities including hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, bicycling, and horseback riding.

Make a Leap of Faith

Take a drive out to the Salamnder Resort and zip through the lush woods of Virginia with Empower Adventure. After guests work through jitters of the first, they will be whisked through 20 acres of Virginia’s untouched beauty. All the while the licensed instructors will provide coaching, entertainment, and education about the ecological beauty of the surroundings. By the end guests will be exhilarated and empowered to take on the world!

Segway through the Sites

Explore the National Mall and historic sites while experiencing the joy and freedom of riding on just two wheels. Segway Tours highlight the architecture, art, culture, and history of Washington, D.C. Guided tours share the stories behind DC’s landmarks and most famous national treasures through personal headsets connected to your guide.

Shop the District's Finest

Washington, D.C. has fast become a world class shopping destination with the completion of the DC City Center neighborhood. Luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Kate Spade, Gucci and Burberry are a few of the names that line the store fronts.

Take in a Game at National's Park

Experience some of the best fans in MBL! Seating over 41,500 fans, Nationals Park hosts over 70 games per seasons. From April to October, tourist and locals alike join forces to cheer on the Nats! Nationals Park is located in Southeast D.C., and is the first professional stadium to be LEED Silver Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Take a Walking Tour of Old Town Alexandria

Explore a quaint historic town just over the Potomac River from Washington, DC. The lively waterfront area has plenty of things to do. Visit colonial houses, public parks, churches, museums, a marina, unique shops, and restaurants.

Tour President Woodrow Wilson's home

President Woodrow Wilson’s sits on a hill overlooking the town of Staunton, Virginia. On guided tours, guests explore all three levels of this historic home as well as the gardens. President Wilson’s home houses a grand display of elaborate gifts of state from around the world, important materials from his presidency, objects from the White House, family items and personal objects.

Top places to eat

Brasserie Beck

Brasserie Beck is far from your average pub. Known around town for their stunning bar, Brasserie Beck is home to the world’s most comprehensive Belgian beer selection outside Belgium. Every beer lover’s dream is complete with over 100 bottled brews to choose from and more than nine choices on draught.

*AlliedPRA’s favorite dish- Lady Gala Apple & “Adult” Arugula Salad

Busboys and Poets

Busboys and Poets is a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul…a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide…we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world.

*AlliedPRA’s favorite dish- Vegan Cheesecake

Charlie Palmer Steak

Located in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters building, Charlie Palmer Steak Washington DC is dedicated to another fine master craft: big, bold American food. Much more than a steakhouse, the timelessly stylish restaurant moves the political power meetings out of a back room and into friendly gatherings around the table, where things done in the best possible way.

*AlliedPRA’s favorite dish- Roasted Baby Beets and Black Mission Figs


Serving regional and seasonal cuisine in downtown DC, Equinox’s chic interior perfectly complements the chef’s cuisine, artfully combining clean modern lines with a comfortable, approachable feel. Featuring mid-Atlantic ingredients, guests will experience a culinary affinity for the Eastern Sea Board with classical European techniques to create the distinctive cuisine of Equinox.

*AlliedPRA’s favorite dish- Slow Roasted Rappahannock Spaghetti Squash

Founding Farmers

Designed by award-winning CORE architecture + design, Founding Farmers has interesting and unique elements everywhere you turn, from the front door to the pastry bar, the mezzanine to the restrooms. Their unique farm to table menu specializes in handcrafted spirits and only the finest local ingredients.

*AlliedPRA’s favorite dish- Skillet Corn Bread


A dining experience that prides itself on having an artistic collaboration in gastronomy, mixology, & design, providing an experience like no other. The interior includes original paintings and works of art inspired by America’s most iconic Pop stars, a tiled floor made of over one million pennies, an LED-lit emancipation proclamation, and bottle chandeliers; just to name a few. From Sunday Brunch to their famed Late Night menu, Lincoln is a D.C. favorite!

*AlliedPRA’s favorite dish- Gettysburg Address cocktail


Marcel’s welcomes groups ranging from 10 to 120 persons for seated occasions and up to 200 guests for standing receptions. An outdoor patio and wine bar allow groups to mingle before and after events, while sipping on a cocktail while taking in the tunes from the pianist. From passed hors d’oeuvres to Marcel’s signature dishes the dining options are endless.

*Multiple corse menu changes daily


The jewel of the Washington Harbor, Sequoia remains a landmark of fine dining by the Potomac. The culinary team creates innovative, modern American fare. Coupled with panoramic views of the Kennedy Center, the Watergate Memorial and Key Bridges and the fleet of boats passing by; Sequoia creates an unforgettable evening for every occasion!

*AlliedPRA’s favorite dish- The Fisherman’s Pot


Zaytinya offers an innovative mezze menu inspired by Turkish, Greek and Lebanese cuisines served up in a sleek, modern setting. Building on the chef’s deep knowledge of Mediterranean cooking and years of research and travel, the menu features shared small plates of authentic and innovative fare, making it one of the most exciting restaurants in the District.

*AlliedPRA’s favorite menu item- Blue Catfish Skordalia


Judging purely by the restaurant’s décor, most patrons think they’re going to dine on Asian cuisine on the edge of Chinatown. Little do they know, Chef Sandoval’s specialty is infusion. Zengo offers a perfect mix of Asian and Latin flavors with free flowing spirits and perfectly matched menu parings. Your curiosity will be spiked with bites these experimental and zesty flavors.

*AlliedPRA’s favorite dish- Dim Sum Bento Box

Top places to stay

Grand Hyatt Washington

Host successful meetings at Grand Hyatt Washington, a full-service Washington, DC convention hotel located just three blocks from the Washington Convention Center. The hotel offers over 42,000 square feet of meeting space with capacity for up to 1,700 guests. Centrally located in the trendy Penn Quarter near popular local attractions, Grand Hyatt Washington is ideally situated for business travelers.

The Hay-Adams Hotel

The Hay-Adam’s leaves no detail unfinished, from the fresh flowers in the grand foyer to the exceptional service at Lafayette, one of the exquisite onsite restaurant. The entire staff serves everyone as personal friends and royalty. The property offers a variety of floor plans with gas-lite fire places, luxurious soaking tubs, and spectacular views of the countries most iconic structures.

Le Meridien Arlington

Over 3,200 square feet of meeting space and 1500 square feet of pre-function space all on one level. The meeting rooms feature natural light, warm tones and flexible breakout space. The terrace offers an additional 4,500 square feet of outdoor space with stunning views overlooking Georgetown.

Loews Annapolis Hotel

Loews Hotel in Annapolis offers guests a premier luxury hotel designed to provide both comfort and value. Boasting a long list of convenient amenities, the Chesapeake Bay hotel is the most accommodating of all nearby lodging options in the Annapolis area.

Renaissance Washington, D.C. Hotel

Directly across from the Washington Convention Center in the heart of downtown DC, the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel is ideal for exploring the history and culture of the nation’s capital. The hotel features 64,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and is conveniently situated in the Penn Quarter district between Capitol Hill and the White House.

The Ritz Carlton Georgetown

At The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C. the historic building that was once an incinerator, could be the place where you spark your next great innovation. For a corporate function in D.C., the meeting rooms in the spectacular Georgetown hotel are as distinctive for their historic settings and waterfront views as they are for their impeccable furnishings and service.

The Salamander Resort

Not far outside of the D.C. city center sits the rolling hills of historic Middleburg, Virginia. Nestled on 340 acres of the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Salamander Resort offers the best the horse and wine country have to offer. From the local shops and sportsman activities, to the luxurious spa, you’ll find yourself relaxed and in awe of everything The Salamander has to offer.

W Hotel D.C.

The W Hotel D.C. is a hotel beyond expectations. Next to the White House, the most powerful suits – pinstripes and black lace-rendezvous at W Washington D.C., where Italian Renaissance meets modern cool. With commanding rooftop views of major landmarks, W-Gate is all about stately indulgence. It also offers the largest event meeting space in the district.