On May 10, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the city is reopening for business beginning May 21. The reopening plan includes lifting restrictions on public and commercial activity, including capacity limits and time restrictions on business meetings, seated conventions, and many public spaces.

As of May 21, there will no longer be capacity limits on business meetings and seated conventions.

Bars, nightclubs and large sports/entertainment venues will remain under capacity limits until fully reopening on June 11. From May 21 to June 11, bars and night clubs may operate at 50% capacity, and large venues will continue with the waiver process to host large crowds.

This news for D.C. comes on the heels of a prior announcement on May 1 of easing restrictions to just 25% capacity or 250 people.

Read more on meeting capacities in the DMV area and browse ALHI Hotels & Resorts in the region. Contact your GSO with specific questions.

Washington, D.C. Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown
Washington, D.C. InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf
Washington, D.C. Mandarin Oriental, Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. Omni Shoreham Hotel
Washington, D.C. The Watergate Hotel
Washington, D.C. Willard InterContinental
Washington, D.C. Yours Truly

Maryland Increased Meeting Capacities in March

In the region, Maryland had increased its capacities in March. Large outdoor and indoor venues began operating at 50 percent capacity, including convention and wedding venues, as well as outdoor entertainment and sporting venues.

Baltimore Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore
Hanover Live! Casino & Hotel Maryland
National Harbor MGM National Harbor

Virginia Announces Full Capacity on June 15

On May 6, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced that if cases decline and vaccinations continue to rise, the state will lift social distancing measures and allow businesses to operate at full capacity beginning June 15. The state had previously increased their indoor and outdoor maximum capacities as of May 15 in a prior statement.

Leesburg Lansdowne Resort and Spa
Middleburg Salamander Resort & Spa
Williamsburg Colonial Williamsburg Resorts
Williamsburg Kingsmill Resort