Renovations complete at The Westin Grand, Washington, D.C.

A $2.2 million meeting space renovation to The Westin Grand, Washington, D.C., was completed. More than 12,000 square feet were refreshed as part of the multi-million project and new features include innovative meeting solutions including Telepresence, a ground-breaking ‘virtual meeting’ video conferencing solution that enables people to have face-to-face meetings regardless of location.   

The fully renovated meeting space was designed to bring the outside in with natural, soothing tones, state-of-the-art lighting options and comfortable designed spaces that are ideal for both social and business groups. Luxurious carpeting and rich woodwork is found throughout public spaces.   

A key element of the hotel’s renovation is the launch of its Telepresence meeting facilities which provide life-like, high definition, conferencing facilities with superior audio, video and environmental qualities allowing participants to meet their colleagues, customers and business partners across a virtual table. Participants in Telepresence meetings will feel that they are in the same room together regardless of where they are individually located in the world. This creates the potential to improve all sorts of business interaction through better and more frequent meetings, resulting in stronger customer relationships and accelerated sales cycles, better project management and tighter integration of remote offices.

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Shirli Sensenbrenner brings more than 30 years of experience, including 20 with Destination Hotels/Two Roads Hospitality.