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Attendees of The Allied Genetics Conference 2020 will enjoy its relaxing venue: Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Located in bustling National Harbor, about 30 minutes from Washington, DC, the hotel boasts comfortable rooms, plentiful dining options, and convenient shopping and entertainment.

Arriving is straightforward; the hotel is only a 15-minute drive from Reagan National Airport or a 45-minute drive from either Dulles or Baltimore Washington International Airports. Attendees have a few convenient transportation options between the hotel and local airports — SuperShuttle, ride-sharing services (Uber, Lyft, etc.), public transport, or rental cars.

As they enter the hotel, TAGC 2020 attendees will be wowed by the stunning 19-story tree-lined atrium overlooking the scenic Potomac River. Between reconnecting with their core communities, hearing inspiring talks, and expanding their networks during conference hours, attendees will have plenty of options for enjoyment and relaxation.

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Single/Double $189

Triple $209

Quad $229

Comfortable rooms

Guests have a choice of rooms to fit their budget: single King rooms, double Queen rooms, spacious suites, and more. Many rooms also offer spectacular views of the Potomac River or the hotel’s impressive atrium.

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Resort amenities without the pricetag
The $189 room rate gives you not only comfortable accommodations but also all of the necessities, like free in-room high speed wifi, a daily $10 credit for dry cleaning, two bottles of water per day per room, complimentary access to the fitness center and pool, and a coupon book valued at a savings of over $100. Plus bus transportation to various locations throughout National Harbor.

Plentiful dining options

As well as the wide variety of dining options just outside the venue in the National Harbor Waterfront District, Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center is home to seven different restaurants.

Pienza Marketplace
Serves healthy options curated around seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms.

Harbor Marketplace
Offers convenient to-go meals to take away or have delivered to your room.

The Cocoa Bean
Casual spot that offers freshly brewed Starbucks® coffee, baked goods, and gourmet sandwiches.

National Pastime Sports Bar and Grill
Sports-themed atmosphere featuring a 36-foot video wall. Serves an array of alcoholic beverages and comfort foods.

Belvedere Lobby Bar
Casual lobby bar with views of the atrium and Potomac River. Offers various draft beers, champagne, wine, and light meals.

Old Hickory Steakhouse
Elegant steakhouse offering premium beef, artisanal cheeses, and handcrafted cocktails. Features an outdoor terrace with great views.

Learn more about dining options or make a dining reservation on the hotel website.

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Convenient activities & entertainment

Attendees will have access to fitness centers, a full-service spa, and entertainment without needing to leave the TAGC 2020 venue. If you do venture out the front door, the hotel grounds should be in full bloom, with cherry blossoms, dogwoods, azaleas, tulips and more, with lots of outdoor space to continue your discussions with colleagues. Take a walk along the Potomac River or the hotel pier for a quick break.  

Maintain your fitness
Fitness-loving attendees will have everything they need to stay in shape at TAGC 2020. The hotel’s state-of-the-art fitness center is free for all overnight guests and includes cardiovascular machines, dumbbells, and kettlebells. It’s also open 24 hours a day, so attendees can work out whenever it suits their busy conference schedules. In addition to the fitness center, the hotel also has a Junior Olympic-sized indoor swimming pool.

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Relax with a spa treatment
At the full-service Relâche Spa & Salon, attendees can book a variety of wellness and beauty services, such as massages, manicures/pedicures, and facials. Visit the hotel website for available appointments and to book services.

Enjoy a spectacular fountain show
Gaylord National’s Atrium Fountain Show is a “majestic display of lights, sound and dancing water that shoots 60-feet high.” Attendees can watch the show from the Lower Atrium or while sipping on a cocktail at Belvedere Lobby Bar.

Score great deals
Less than 10 minutes away from the conference venue, attendees can shop their favorite brands for heavily discounted prices at the Tanger Outlets. With stores like Adidas, Brooks Brothers, Kate Spade, Le Creuset, and many more, the outlets have something to appeal to many needs and styles.

Pick up a quick snack or that forgotten toothbrush
Can’t find what you are looking for in the hotel?  No problem. There is a CVS, grocery store, fast food and more all within a five minute walk of your guest room.