Small to Midsize Medical Meetings Made Extraordinary
Steeped in a rich history of medicine, a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare industry and the city’s overall destination appeal, Alexandria, Virginia offers a place where planners can find an ideal destination combined with a unique combination of a hospitality community well-versed in the specialized needs of medical meetings. Being one of the first small cities in the country to host MPI’s Healthcare Meeting Compliance Certificate (HMCC) for planners and suppliers, with every full-service hotel brand in attendance, the Alexandria team of hospitality professionals welcomes small to mid-size medical meetings.
Dating back to mid early 18th century, Alexandria celebrates its medical heritage through PBS’s new mini-series, Mercy Street, a drama inspired by real life people and events of Civil War Alexandria, with tours and event spaces. Today, healthcare continues to take a prominent role in the city. Home to the award-winning INOVA Alexandria hospital, and headquarters to more than 50 healthcare associations, the National Science Foundation (2017), United Way Worldwide, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Alexandria is committed to healthcare. Just minutes from the nation’s policy makers in Washington D.C., the FDA, NIH and the I-270 corridor, intellectual resources are readily available. Ranking among "The 25 Healthiest Cities in America"- Niche (2016), Alexandria’s easy, walkable lifestyle, with jogging trails, bike paths,yoga studios and more and is just one more reason why Alexandria suits medical meetings.
Top 10 Reasons to Choose Alexandria
1. Convenient Location & Amazingly…
Within eyesight of Washington D.C. and the nation’s policy makers, Alexandria’s convenient location and proximity to Reagan National Airport and Amtrak makes getting to Alexandria easy and economical. Hop on the Metro or a complimentary hotel shuttle and you are at your hotel in minutes.
National headquarters to over 350 healthcare associations in Alexandria and nearby D.C, and soon to be home of the National Science Foundation, Alexandria boasts the award-winning Inova Alexandria hospital and Anderson Orthopedic Clinic and is just a short drive to the FDA, NIH and Capitol Hill.
Alexandria’s rich history of medicine and wellness is under national spotlight in the PBS mini series Mercy Street, inspired by real-life doctors and nurses of Civil War Alexandria. Set the scene for an authentic experience with a reception in one of the country’s oldest apothecaries or the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
Continually ranked as one of America’s most walkable cities in the U.S, Alexandria’s wellness heritage continues today offering an abundance of jogging paths, bike trails, parks, yoga studios and the latest in fitness trends.
Meet in a city that everyone loves to visit and explore. On the waterfront, minutes from Washington D.C., Alexandria’s alluring mix of historic authenticity and urban sophistication is a perfect backdrop for acclaimed, chef-driven restaurants; a thriving boutique scene; vibrant arts and culture; and a welcoming, walkable lifestyle.