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 provide funds critical to support the Foundation programs that empower the work of destination organizations globally through research, education, advocacy and leadership initiatives.

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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(1) The Spirit of Hospitality Celebration is the industry's premier fundraiser for the Destinations International Foundation. (2) At the 2018 celebration, President & CEO Don Welsh poses with George Stone, Editor in Chief of National Geographic Traveler. (3) Attendees gather at the 2018 celebration reception. (4) Destinations International staff celebrate a successful event.


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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.


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

  • 12 VIP entry tickets
  • Reserved stage level during Awards Program
  • Two reserved VIP tables in the second level of the venue
  • Dedicated beverage table service
  • Premier sponsor recognition

Mezzanine Level Reserved Sponsor
US$ 6,000 [SOLD OUT]

  • Six reserved VIP entry tickets
  • Reserved VIP standing area with four bar stools, located on the mezzanine level offering premium venue viewing. Please note your guests will have a different color wrist band for exclusive access to this floor.
  • Private table & bar access
  • Logo placement and acknowledgement in all print and digital promotion channels
  • Verbal acknowledgment at event

Supporting Friends
US$ 3,000 [SOLD OUT]

  • Logo placement and acknowledgment in all print and digital promotional channels
  • VIP tickets and seating for 4 guests and logo placement
The event will take place at the Hamilton LIVE in Washington, D.C.

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

About the Hamilton LIVE

Strange and amazing, unlikely and enviable, the life of Alexander Hamilton is a man who started off an orphan and ended up a lawyer, banker and founding father before dying famously in a duel with the Vice President of the United States. Located just two blocks from the White House, the District's newest destination for envelope-pushing, visionary music and talent defies convention, much like Hamilton himself.

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