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  • The recent opening of the city's largest hotel, a new Marriott Marquis next to the city's convention center, already is boosting future bookings, Ferguson said.

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  • While 2013 was the year of a 16-day government shutdown in October that shuttered Smithsonian museums and monuments, it was also a presidential inauguration year and a strong year for large citywide conventions, said Elliott Ferguson, president and CEO of Destination D.C.

    Despite shutdown, DC had record visitation in 2013 →

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