The hustle and bustle of Washington, D.C., is a free shuttle ride away from the Hyatt Fairfax at Fair Lakes, located about 20 miles outside of the Capital. However, the 316-room property offers its own retreat-like atmosphere, with nearby jogging and biking trails that meander through woods and a farm-to-table culinary concept that trumps some of the city’s finest dining establishments. Plus, the property is debuting its newly renovated ballroom on Oct. 28.
“We couldn’t be more excited about the completion of the renovation to our meeting and event space and our upcoming guest-room renovation scheduled for 2015,” says the hotel’s General Manager Michael Broadhurst. “With 316 guests rooms and suites and over 9,000 sf of meeting space, we are in a unique position to offer more meeting space to those planners that really want to spread out, specifically teambuilding groups that traditionally need extra space for team exercises and small group breakouts.”
The ballroom completes the renovation of the property’s 9,000 sf of meeting space. One of the biggest highlights of the upgrade is its new A/V offerings. Meeting planners will now be able to use the one-touch button control to close meeting space doors as well as an iPod that can control light and sound at your fingertips.
Also debuting this fall is a new menu at the property, created to enhance the seasonal foods grown on nearby farms. The curried kubocha squash with diced root vegetables and the roasted local mushroom salad are just two examples from the property’s plated dinner menu for events.
For meeting attendees that want to venture offsite, the Smithsonian has a counterpart to its National Air and Space Museum located in Fairfax County that is three times the size of the original in D.C., says Broadhurst. The Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center displays thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including the Lockheed SR-71 and the Discovery space shuttle, in its two hangars.
The area’s burgeoning wine scene is equally impressive. “We also have wonderful wineries that offers tours, tasting and views off the country few would believe are so close to a major metropolitan area such as Washington, D.C.,” says Broadhurst.
In conjunction with the renovation, the Hyatt property offers an affordable meeting package that includes deluxe continental breakfast, continuous breakfast refreshments, chef’s selection of a luncheon buffet and general session meeting room usage for only $109 per attendee.