2019 Spirit of Hospitality Celebration
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A showcase of excellence in the tourism industry, the Spirit of Hospitality Celebration brings together industry leadership to raise funds critical to empowering destinations and the global travel industry.

Join us as we recognize the recipient of this year's Spirit of Hospitality Award, the highest recognition presented annually to individuals and organizations that show exceptional dedication and commitment to the travel and tourism industry. 

Event Location

The Hamilton LIVE
Washington, D.C., USA

Schedule of Events

6:00 PM: Doors Open
7:00 PM: Award Ceremony
7:45 PM - 9:00 PM: Celebration reception featuring heavy hors d'oeuvres, hosted bar and live entertainment by The Pat McGee Band
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM: After Party


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Travel expert and television host Samantha Brown has been hosting TV travel programs for 18 years. During her time at Travel Channel she created 10 original international and domestic travel series generating over 170 hours of television.

Samantha's new travel series, Samantha Brown's Places to Love premiered on PBS in January 2018. In Places to Love, Samantha features the destinations, experiences and most importantly the people that make us, the traveler, feel like we belong to a place. Season 2 will premiere in January 2019.


2019 SOH - One (1) General Admission Ticket
Access to reception and standing room section for the awards ceremony.
2019 SOH - One (1) VIP Admission Ticket
VIP front row floor seats during awards presentation.
2019 SOH - Ten (10) VIP Ticket Bundle
Bring your VIP meeting professionals and clients to enjoy a night to remember!
2019 SOH - Six (6) VIP Ticket Bundle
Bring your VIP meeting professionals and clients to enjoy a night to remember!

Sponsorship Opportunities

If you wish to support the event or the Destinations International Foundation in a greater capacity, sponsorships with packaged admissions are available. Click through to purchase or contact us for more information.

VIP Reserved Table Sponsors
US$ 10,000
Includes twelve VIP entry tickets, reserved stage level during Awards Program, two reserved VIP tables in the second level of the venue, dedicated beverage table service, and premier sponsor recognition

Mezzanine Reserved Supporting Sponsors
US$ 6,000
Includes six VIP entry tickets, reserved VIP standing area with four stools, private table & bar access and sponsor recognition

Supporting Friends
US$ 3,000
Includes four VIP entry tickets, reserved VIP standing area and sponsor recognition

The event will take place at the Hamilton LIVE in Washington, D.C.

600 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
+1 202-787-1000

Partners & Sponsors