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Hotel information

The 2024 Legislative Conference will take place at the Marriott Marquis located at 901 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. This location allows conference attendees to convene in one central location providing greater networking and collaborative opportunities. The newly renovated Westin Washington DC Downtown, conveniently located directly across the street from the Marriott Marquis, is the overflow property for additional sleeping rooms. Meeting space will only be offered at the Marriott Marquis.

The Marriott Marquis offers a wide selection of meeting space that can accommodate statewide meetings, events and receptions.

  • Meeting rooms
  • Office space
  • Hospitality suites
  • Reception space:
    • Meeting space/ballrooms
    • Indoor Courtyard outside of meeting rooms (open and airy)
    • Rooftop terrace (max 100 people)

Meeting and Reception space

Interested in hosting a meeting at the Marriott Marquis? NRECA can accommodate your State’s events whether you have held an event in conjunction with the Legislative Conference before or will be joining the conference for the first time.

Last year, there were 40 auxiliary events that took place at the hotel. NRECA has plenty of space to accommodate your requests even if you have never held an event at the hotel before. Some ideas for events could include:

  • State briefings
  • Bring the Hill to the Hotel Meetings
  • Group Breakfast
  • Group Lunch
  • Receptions

Similar to the process for NRECA’s PowerXchange & TechAdvantage Experience, NRECA will manage space and assign space accordingly. Meeting space requests can be submitted via a NRECA request form that can be found here. NRECA will make every effort to ensure the meeting space assigned to your group will satisfactorily accommodate your event goals. Groups will be unable to contact the hotels directly to secure meeting space for their events. There are no rental fees for using space.

Meeting space is available to hold a range of functions at the hotels from Sunday – Wednesday. Please note your events cannot occur when NRECA programming is occurring. For planning purposes, please reference NRECA’s draft agenda.

The deadline to request meeting space is Friday, February 23. NRECA will assign meeting space at Marriott Marquis once all requests have come in.


Registration for the conference will open in mid-February 2024. Reservations at the Marriott Marquis and Westin Washington, DC Downtown hotels will be made via the hotel reservation links found on once registration has opened. NRECA cannot guarantee that all participants from a State will be at the same hotel.


The Marriott Marquis offers several dining options:

  • Anthem: breakfast and lunch
  • Dignitary: moody cocktail lounge specializing in whiskey and bourbon
  • Lobby Bar
Looking for restaurants nearby? Checkout Destinations DC's article about restaurants in the hotel's neighborhood that can be found here. For more options, Marriott Marquis's restaurant recommendation list can be found here.


Questions about space or lodging? Please contact Michelle Rasper Gagain at

Questions about Legislative Conference programming? Please contact us at