Virginia offers a variety of group-friendly destinations, from historic Richmond to the scenic coastal towns of the Hampton Roads area, including Chesapeake, Hampton, Norfolk and Newport News, where attendees can enjoy the tranquil 8,000-acre Newport News Park (above).Spotlight
Just eight miles from Dulles International Airport, the Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles in Chantilly is an elegant meeting property. Some details:
• The property's upscale restaurant, the Palm Court, recently completed a $1.2 million renovation of its formal dining room and two private dining rooms that can each accommodate up to 30.
• The on-site Wellington's Pub offers a casual environment in which to gather after a meeting.
• The 324-room hotel offers 40,000 square feet of function space across 31 meeting rooms.Tax Talk
As of July 1, sales tax in the Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia areas increased by 1 percent to 6 percent. At the same time, Northern Virginia saw a new 2 percent transient occupancy tax take effect.
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