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2019 Washington, D.C. Auto Show Hotel Space Almost All Sold Out
- High Demand Means More Than 90 Percent of All Hotel Rooms for Washington Auto Show Have Been Sold out
- Dates of Show from April 5 to April 14 Appear to be a Big Draw
- Show Was Surprised by High Demand

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 90 percent of the hotel space assigned to the Washington, D.C. Auto Show has sold out, show President and CEO John O'Donnell announced today.

"The high demand for rooms caught us by surprise," O'Donnell said. "We knew the April dates would draw new visitors to the show. Now, we and our hotel partners are almost completely out of space. We have only a few rooms left in the show's reservation service, which ensures rooms at some of the best hotels nearest to the Washington Convention Center," O'Donnell said.

The show is held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, located at 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. The show is open to the public from April 5 through April 14, 2019. Hotel rooms can be booked through the Washington, D.C. Auto Show website:

Each year the show works with local hotels and provides a reserved block of rooms so that visitors to the show can be assured of lodging at preferred prices. This year, room reservations began coming in before the Christmas holiday and, except for a slight lag over the holiday season, the requests have poured in since then.

"We have thousands of people who travel into town for the show and we want everyone to get a desirable room, so I hope everyone who needs space goes to the website quickly," said Joe Koch, the show's Vice President of Operations, who coordinates with local hotels to secure room blocks for show attendees.

There are other rooms available in the city, but due to a busy month, which includes the National Cherry Blossom Festival, where the dates overlap those of the auto show, demand is strong.  The show's room block is exclusively in hotels that are a short walk away from the convention center.

The Washington, D.C. Auto Show
The 2019 Washington, D.C. Auto Show Opens to the public on Friday, April 5, and will remain open every day through Sunday, April 14. It is one of the five top auto shows in the United States and is the largest indoor consumer event in the District of Columbia. The show is being held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, where more than 35 automakers will display over 600 vehicles.

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