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January 7, 2010

Meetings With A Mission: CW provides meeting space rich with history and purpose

Colonial Williamsburg offers a variety of conference venues ideal for companies interested in making socially responsible business decisions. The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a not-for-profit educational institution and cultural destination dedicated to the preservation, restoration, interpretation and presentation of 18th-century Williamsburg, Va. Booking a conference with Colonial Williamsburg is investing in a national treasure and helps support the Foundation’s preservation, research, educational programs and mission “that the future may learn from the past.” Conference facilities are adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg’s world-renowned, 300-acre Historic Area. More information can be found at http://www.colonialwilliamsburgresort.com/groups.

Meetings are essential to business growth and development. According to a recent study, 73 percent of executives indicated that group meetings have a significant positive impact on employee performance. In addition, 66 percent noted that group business travel improves employee morale, according to an Oxford Economics USA study, “The Return on Investment of U.S. Business Travel” Washington, D.C., September, 2009.

Williamsburg has been an important meeting location for more than 200 years – since Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, Patrick Henry and other ousted members of the House of Burgesses debated independence from King George in the Apollo Room of the Raleigh Tavern – and today still offers meeting attendees an enriching experience.

At the newly renovated Williamsburg Lodge, 28 function spaces blend the charm of Williamsburg with ease and comfort for group businesses. The Williamsburg Inn melds the feel of a country estate with luxury service and hospitality. At the Williamsburg Woodlands Hotel & Suites, guests feel immersed in the natural environment around them.

The full-service Spa of Colonial Williamsburg, 45 holes of golf at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club, shopping at Colonial Williamsburg’s stores, casual and fine dining, art museums and Historic Area programming are entertaining and educational. Williamsburg is located near several major metropolitan areas and three international airports with 200 flights arriving daily.

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation is a not-for-profit educational institution and cultural destination dedicated to the preservation, restoration, interpretation and presentation of 18th-century Williamsburg, Va. The Foundation’s mission “that the future may learn from the past,” extends from within the Historic Area, to the first-class Colonial Williamsburg Hotels experience to lecture series in and out of Williamsburg. Colonial Williamsburg’s conference facilities are easily accessible from across the East Coast. Located halfway between the Richmond and Norfolk airports and 20 minutes from the Newport News airport, Williamsburg is a three-hour drive from Washington, D.C., and can also be reached by Amtrak. Visit www.history.org.

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