Willard InterContinental Joins Historic Hotel Network

Many hotels claim to have a significant amount of history take place within their walls.  Not many of these hotels can match the historic significance of the Willard InterContinental in Washington D.C.  To officially cement their place as a historic landmark, the hotel recently joined the Historic Hotels of America network.

The Williard InterContinental, Washington D.C.

The HHA was founded in 1989 to identify quality hotels that have maintained their historic integrity, architecture, and ambiance as well as to promote these hotels both nationally and internationally. To become a member, a hotel must be 50 years old, listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places, or recognized locally as having historic significance.

The Willard, which was built in its current form in 1901, has a long list of past historical guests including just about every U.S. President since Zachary Taylor.  Other historic moments that took place at the Willard include Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. writing his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, Julia Ward writing the “Battle Hymn of the Republic”, and Ulysses S. Grant popularizing the term “Lobbyist”.  This short list hardly does justice to the vast history of the hotel.  To see a detailed list of the historic events visit the Historic Hotels of America.

Congratulations to our friends at the Willard for being recognized as a landmark in American history!  To read the full story visit USA Today Travel.


To Our Clients: Our 20th Anniversary Packages Have Arrived

This year, McConnell Marketing is extremely proud to celebrate our 20th anniversary.  It has been a rewarding experience being in business for 20 years and we only have you, our clients, to thank.  To show our appreciation and gratitude we are offering special 2011 anniversary packages that are sure to fit your needs.

With the marketing world evolving towards mobile technology, we are here to help you make the transition.  First we are offering a Web2Mobile website conversion package to ensure that your on-the-go guests can view your website efficiently from their mobile devices.  Second, we have created a social media package to make certain you are represented on social media sites including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs.

For the more traditional marketing communications, we are taking you back in time to 1991.  From now until the end of the year, your print or digital ad production will cost what we charged 20 years ago.  Even if you don’t have a specific project in mind, we still have a package for you.  With our Refer A Friend Package, you refer a friend or a colleague to us and we’ll “thank-you” both with an American Express gift card.

To learn more about these packages, visit McConnell Marketing and allow us to properly thank you for helping us get where we are.

Redesigned Hotel Monaco is Bringing Sexy Back!

The Hotel Monaco is bringing sexy back in more ways than one.  Recently the 189-room hotel in downtown Denver completed renovations on all of the guestrooms giving the hotel a vibrant new feel.

Newly designed guestroom at the Hotel Monaco

This renovation is just the first of several the hotel has planned in efforts to capitalize on the growing popularity of the city as a hot spot for tourism, meetings, and culture.  The new design of the rooms was inspired by the urban and adventurous lifestyle that is characteristic of Denver but it still embraces traditional world culture.

The hotel is encouraging guests to come experience the new feel by means of their “Bringing Sexy Back” promotion.  With this package, guests will receive 20% off their room as well as free overnight parking among other accommodations.  Guests are encouraged to come experience the new Monaco and enjoy the contemporary ambiance they have created.

To read more about the inspiration for the renovation and its details visit Denver Daily News.